Happy April Fool’s Day! This totally isn’t an April Fool, though. This is for reals. Any fool (including the biggest one of all: me) can make this easy sauce, I promise.
I’m making a special Harry Potter-themed cake later this week and really wanted to up the game when it comes to toppings. I already posted my fondant golden snitches, so now we’re onto the most decadent part: the salted butterscotch ganache.
I’ll be drizzling this over the cake (as you can see!), which will already be frosted. It’s too much, I can’t. Wait, yes I can.
I LOVE recipes like this. You can easily make a beautiful sauce from scratch with a few more ingredients, but this combination of butterscotch chips and heavy whipping cream makes for a really, really rich sauce that holds together really well.
You can store the butterscotch ganache for up to three weeks tightly sealed in the fridge, and can reheat for ice cream toppings, blending into shakes, and secretly spooning out of the bowl directly. I won’t tell.
You can make this one of two ways: in a bain-marie (water bath) or this microwave method. When in doubt, I’ll likely take the lazier route. Your results will be the same, you’ll just have to be a little more careful with the microwave method so that nothing scorches.
Just take it slow, mix it often, and you’ll be good to go.
- 1 11-oz bag of butterscotch chips
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 tsp salt
- In a heat-proof medium-sized bowl, combine butterscotch chips, heavy whipping cream, and salt.
- Microwave on high in 10- to 15-second intervals, mixing after each interval, until smooth and blended.
If you make this recipe, share a photo and hashtag it #BIJOUXANDBITS. I’d love to see what you’re cooking!