Oh just the memory of this cake makes me cringe. But it was VERY popular.
Melt 2/3 cup Nestle butterscotch morsels in ¼ cup water in saucepan. Cool.
2½ cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. baking powder
Add 1¼ cups sugar gradually to ½ cup shortening (Part butter) creaming well.
Blend in 3 unbeaten eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Blend in melted butterscotch morsels; mix well.
Add the dry ingredients alternately with 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk, ending with dry ingredients. Blend thoroughly after each addition with electric mixer at low speed. Turn into 9 inch greased & floured pans.
Bake 375° 25 –30 min. 2-9 inch pans
Combine ½ cup sugar & 1 Tbl. Cornstarch in a 2 qt. saucepan. Stir in ½ cup evaporated milk, 1/3 cup water, 1/3 butterscotch morsels and 1 beaten egg yolk. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly, until thick. Remove from heat; add 2 Tbl. Butter, 1 cup coconut, 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts.
Sea Foam Frosting
Combine in pan 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 firmly pack brown sugar, 1/3 cup water, 1 Tbl. corn syrup. Cook until a little syrup dropped in cold water forms a soft ball. Add 1 egg white and 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar till stiff peaks