Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Butterfinger Cake Recipe

Just popping in real quick to share a recipe. I posted a pic of this cake on Instagram (chels70) and promised I'd post the recipe. It is the easiest cake to make and it's delicious! I didn't take too many pics while making it, but I did take an "after" shot of the completed cake and I have a few notes at the end of this post on some tips for this recipe. 

Here's the link to the original recipe: Butterfinger Cake Recipe from Kelly's Korner Blog While you're there, be sure to check out some of her other recipes too.

Here's the basic recipe: (with a few adjustments I made)

*One yellow cake mix
*One can sweetened condensed milk
*One bottle caramel syrup (15 oz.)
*Four full size Butterfinger bars (or 12 fun size)
*12 oz. Cool Whip, thawed

Basically, you just bake the cake as directed, and let it cool. Then poke holes all over the cake. Mix together sweetened condensed milk and caramel syrup and pour over cake, letting it seep into all the holes. Crush up Butterfingers and sprinkle on top of cake. Allow cake to fully cool, then top with Cool Whip.

Just look at all that goodness!
When you cut into it, all the gooey loveliness seeps out. I love the combination of Sweetened Condensed Milk and Caramel Syrup!

The original recipe calls for "caramel topping" but this is what I use. I've found that using the "syrup" kind works much better for me. I don't think the "topping" kind in a jar would work very well. It's too thick.
 Just a couple of quick notes:

* I let the cake cool for 15 minutes before poking holes in it. I also use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke the holes. You want a pretty big hole so the topping mixture has somewhere to seep into.

*I use a whisk to mix the sweetened condensed milk and caramel syrup.

* I also use 12 of the "fun size" Butterfinger bars. My grocery store has them in a six pack for $1. I unwrap them and put them in a gallon ziplock bag and crush them with the flat side of my meat tenderizer.

* Be sure to store this cake in the fridge. :)

I hope you try this recipe. I made it this weekend and my family raved over it! 

Here's the pic I posted on Instagram. This is what the cake looks like right before you frost it. Just look at all those yummy Butterfinger pieces!



  1. I'm just wishing for a piece of that right now!!

  2. This looks amazing...I just know hubby would love it. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!


  3. Replies
    1. Thank you! It's definitely a favorite around here. :)


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