Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Butterfinger Cake


I've been making this cake for as long as I can remember.  I got the recipe from a coworker at one of my very first jobs in The Ham.  It has become one of our all-time favorite dessert recipes.  It is so good and soooo easy to make.  Chicken Legs is always requesting this cake, but I rarely make it because we can't control ourselves around it!  The cake is incredibly moist, and I love the caramel and Butterfingers together.  Make this for your next potluck or tailgate party.  It will be a huge hit; I promise!




Butterfinger Cake
(Printable Recipe)

1 box yellow cake mix, plus ingredients to make the cake
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 jar Smucker's caramel ice cream topping
1 (8oz) tub Cool-Whip
4 regular sized Butterfinger candy bars, crushed

Bake cake in a 9x13-inch pan according to direction on the package.

While cake is baking, mix milk and caramel topping until well blended. When the cake is done and while it's still hot, poke holes in it with a fork or straw. Pour milk mixture over the cake. Allow cake to cool completely.

Sprinkle two candy bars over cake. Spread Cool Whip over the top, then sprinkle the remaining candy bars on top. Chill.

Tip: I like to freeze the butterfingers and crush them right in the wrapper.

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31 comments:

  1. I can see that being totally everyone's favorite.

    For some reason, I've been craving Butterfingers lately.

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  2. I need to make this. ASAP. How fabulous!

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  3. Stephanie, one of my older cookbooks has this recipe in it, and everytime I run across it I pause and think I should make it. Your photos are gorgeous and it looks WONderful.

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  4. My husband's cousin made this for our family reunion this summer and it truely is AMAZING! She made it with Devil's Food Cake and even my husband (who doesn't really like cake) wanted another piece. It went quickly and then people were sitting there trying to scrap every last bit out of the pan.

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  5. Looks so moist. I've gotta try this out!

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  6. Wonderful with yellow or chocolate cake mix, and topped with Butterfinger, Heath Bar bits, or even leave the caramel out and top it with crushed Oreos. My favorite is to combine smooth peanut butter with the milk over low heat until smooth, then top the Cool Whip with crushed Reese's Cups

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  7. OMG - Catherine! I am totally trying the peanut butter reese's version!!! I love reese's!

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  8. I make the same thing except I use a chocolate cake mix! I love butterfinger cake!! :)

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  9. Jimmity Cricket I dislike sweets but THIS creation caught my eye. I am totally making this to surprise my family this weekend!

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  10. Chris - I'm not a sweets person either, but this cake is awesome!

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  11. we call the cakes where you pour SCM in it Better Than Sex cake. divine, and even better then second day.

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  12. this dessert turned out sooooo good!!

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  13. Looks good! Has anyone tried this in cupcake form? Thanks

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  14. I made this cake last week and it was good! A little sweet for me, but I think I would just use half of the scm and half of the carmel. It was yummy! I posted it on my blog and linked back to you. I have made a few of your recipes. You always seem to take pictures of your food outdoors...you must live somewhere where. Where I live in UT it is cold. Anyway, thanks for the recipe! It is a keeper.

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  15. My daughter made this cake for me for my birthday. It was amazing!! Gone in minutes. Thanks so much for the recipe.

    Christine

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  16. I made this for a teacher's luncheon at school and the next day the PTA President called and said that all the teachers had raved about this cake and had asked that she call me for the recipe! Now, I get called to make this cake for different occasions at school as it is always requested!!

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  17. razzygirl -that is awesome!! I can understand why they rave about it - it is so good. I never make it because I can't control myself around it!

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  18. I just thought I would share my take on this. Using this as my inspiration, I made a dessert today with chocolate cake, kept the caramel sauce the same, then used crushed up Heath bars, instead of butterfingers and topped with the cool whip. Oh my goodness was it ever tastey!

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  19. Made this today and both my mother and I agreed that the Carmel milk mixture made it way too sweet! Definitely have to use half or less of it next time.

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  20. this sounds divine! thank you for sharing! I am going to pin this!

    Tamika @ No Time for Tea Parties
    www.notimefortea.com

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  21. This cake was soooooooooo good. Didnt think i could do it , but easy

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  22. This cake was soooooooooo good. Didnt think i could do it , but easy

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  23. This cake was soooooooooo good. Didnt think i could do it , but easy

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  24. I crushed up a bit of butterfinger and put in the actual cake batter. I'm hoping it will turn out good.

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  25. Kristin - I can't imagine that more butterfinger is a bad thing! YUM!!

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  26. I'm making this for a bake contest at my works Christmas party tomorrow...I'm just trying to figure out if it would be better for me to hold off on the cool whip & last 2 butterfingers until right before the party so it doesn't get soggy...any input?

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  27. I'm making this for a bake contest at my works Christmas party tomorrow...I'm just trying to figure out if it would be better for me to hold off on the cool whip & last 2 butterfingers until right before the party so it doesn't get soggy...any input?

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  28. Hey,

    There's a Facebook page currently reposting photos and full recipes, which hurts bloggers' ability to make a living (in addition to being illegal.) They've reposted this one of yours (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=353418648103336&id=415979021826057). Will you please take a moment to report this using this form on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/?id=208282075858952)? I'm hoping that if enough folks report it, she'll realize she can't just repost others' content like that.

    Thanks,
    Julie Ruble

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  29. Thanks for the heads up Julie! I really appreciate it.

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