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Dixie Dumplings Hot Butterscotch Cake and Sauce

Updated on January 12, 2016

Dixie Dumplings

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Dixie Dumplings Baked Pudding, Best Family Recipe

Possibly better called a spoon cake. Easy and quick to make this recipe creates warm dumplings which are light, moist and buttery floating in a sauce like liquid butterscotch drops. This is the flavor of true butterscotch, not at all like those cheap yellow candy disks, think Callard and Bowsers or Werther's Butterscotch in liquid form. Decadent. delicious, fattening and a diabetic's downfall.

Best of all you can have it on the table in less than an hour,

One of Mom’s best recipes, she doesn’t remember where it came from but it has been a family favorite for many years and always got rave reviews from company and church suppers.

Ingredients, for the dumplings (cake)

Serves 8 to 10 Advance preparation and ingredients

Serves 8 to 10

Advance preparation
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Gather Equipment:
2+1/2 quart casserole, 2 quart saucepan, mixing bowl,

Ingredients for Dumpling batter

  1. 2 Cups Flour, (Cake or All Purpose)
  2. ½ teaspoon Salt
  3. 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  4. 6 Tablespoons Butter
  5. 2 Large Eggs
  6. 2/3 Cup Milk
  7. 2/3 Cup Sugar

Dumpling batter ready to cook

Preparation of dumpling batter:

Sift flour with salt and baking powder so it is well blended

  • Melt butter DO NOT make it hot, just barely melted.
  • Blend flour mixture with the butter, eggs, milk and sugar
  • Do not over-mix Just blend the ingredients, over mixing will make dumplings tough
  • Set this batter aside while you make the sauce

Sauce Ingredients

Ingredients for sauce

  1. 1 Cup Butter
  2. 2 Cups Light Brown Sugar
  3. 2 Cups Water
  4. 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Make the sauce and bake

Sauce has been brought to a simmer
Sauce has been brought to a simmer
Pour the sauce in a hot dish
Pour the sauce in a hot dish
Scoop the batter into the hot sauce
Scoop the batter into the hot sauce
Bake till the dumplings are cooked and the sauce has thickened
Bake till the dumplings are cooked and the sauce has thickened

Make the sauce and bake

Place butter, light brown sugar, water and vanilla in a 2 to 3 quart sauce pan.

  • This will bubble up quite a bit so it may boil over in a pot that is too small
  • Bring to a boil and lower the heat, simmer for 3 minutes, Stir frequently
  • Pour boiling sauce into the 2+1/2 quart casserole
  • Drop spoonfuls of batter into the hot sauce.
  • It is important that the sauce be very hot, this starts the batter cooking.
  • Place casserole in the oven at 425 degrees,
  • Bake until the dumplings are done and the sauce has thickened, 20 minutes or more.
  • Insert a toothpick into the thickest dumplings, if it comes out clean they are done
  • Serve warm and enjoy


If you grew up with Bill Cosby hawking Jell-O puddings this might be a surprise to you. This recipe is more closely related to the British puddings that some of us may have only seen in literature. The British have a long history of baked puddings like Christmas Plum pudding or perhaps a wonderful English Trifle and this recipes owes its existence to that type of cooking


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      Lee Raynor 2 years ago from Citra Florida

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      Estefania 2 years ago

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      Gerri 2 years ago

      Going to put this aritcle to good use now.

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      Lee Raynor 6 years ago from Citra Florida

      Thanx Xenon

      Yeah, maybe we can be jail mates

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      Xenonlit 6 years ago

      This should be a crime in all 50 states!

      If this pudding ever does become a crime, I will gladly go to jail.

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      Lee Raynor 6 years ago from Citra Florida

      Thanx AlmostLola and LiveLonger

      Yeah, once in a while you have to break the diet and indulge yourself

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      Jason Menayan 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Looks sinfully delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe and such great step-by-step pictures.

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      AlmostLola 6 years ago

      looks absolutely divine. thanks for sharing!

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      Lee Raynor 6 years ago from Citra Florida

      Thanx Hello

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      hello-lo 6 years ago

      I love butterscotch, so I had to try this. Fantastic! It has moved to the top of my favorite dessert list.

      Thanx for the great recipe!

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      Lee Raynor 6 years ago from Citra Florida

      Thanx Bunco

      I think you will enjoy it

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      the bunco squad 6 years ago from Savannah GA

      I am going to make this next weekend, my mouth is watering already. Thanks Chef.

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      Lee Raynor 6 years ago from Citra Florida

      Hey Elaina

      Yeah, for someone with a sweet tooth this is heaven.

      Thanx for stopping by

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      Elaina Grinias 6 years ago

      this looks absolutely amazing!!!! i can't wait to try it on my own. thanks for sharing!!!