Sweet and salty in a cake? This is another match made in heaven. In my opinion, butterscotch itself is way too sweet. However if you add a just a pinch of salt, the salt somehow helps to balance and tone down the sweetness of butterscotch.
While there are a lot of recipes out there incorporating salty caramel and chocolate cake together, this is my own take of this version. I've replace the salty caramel with my own salty butterscotch cake filling. Here is my own trick. There is no salt involve, however the filling has cream cheese incorporated. I love the taste of cream cheese, as it's mildly salted and creamy. Plus point; cream cheese goes really well with dark chocolate cakes. And for you non-sweet tooth lovers, there's no powdered sugar involve in the filling. I relied on the sweetness of the butterscotch, and to my surprise it works out perfectly.
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The only extra work of this process, is just baking the cake. I've repeated this chocolate cake recipe (tweaked to my own likeness) so many times in my other posts. You could say that I'm the type that tend to stick to the best tried and tested recipe.
Now, as for the rest [which is the frosting] is simple and smooth. I try to simplify as much possible, so you have less work pacing back and forth ;). Perhaps just some washing up? And all hard work will be rewarded with some indulgence. So sit back, have a glass of milk and enjoy the the rich, moist, fluffy dark chocolate cake with light, creamy and not so sweet salty butterscotch filling.