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Thank you for stopping by to see this Butterfinger Cake Recipe.  It is so delicious and easy to make using a cake mix.  

This Butterfinger Cake is made using a Devil’s Food Cake Mix, Sweetened Condensed Cake Mix, Caramel Sauce, Cool Whip, and Butterfingers.  

Butterfinger Cake using a cake mix #chocolate #dessert

How did I come up with this Butterfinger Cake recipe?

My family loves Heath Bar Cake, which is what inspired me to make this Butterfinger Cake.  It is made using a bag of crushed Heath Bars.  One of my favorite candy bars is a Butterfinger.  I recently noticed in the baking section of my local Walmart they had a bag of crushed Butterfingers.  I was looking for chocolate chips to make some cookies and got so excited to see the bag of crushed Butterfingers.  As I did a little “HAPPY DANCE” I immediately grabbed the bag and tossed it into my buggy.  I knew right then I was going to make something with Butterfingers.  Just in case you are not from the South, a buggy is what Southerners call shopping carts.  

After getting home, I remembered my sister-in-law, Marsha’s Health Bar Poke Cake.  The Butterfinger Baking Bits would go perfectly in this cake.  I was right!  The Butterfinger Poke Cake I made was fabulous!

Why use a cake mix?

This question is obvious, but it is so true that we have less and less time to spend in the kitchen.  Cake Mixes are a homemade or home baked cake with far less time spent in the kitchen.  

In addition to less time spent in the kitchen preparing a delicious dessert, cake mixes are a reliable friend.  Cake mixes from scratch require some practice.  Yes!  I can tell you a story or two when I did not have just the right ingredient called for in a made from scratch dessert and the adverse outcome that followed.  You have to have the right cake flour and room-temperature butter for example.  If you are using a cake mix, you do not have to worry about the ingredients. 

Cake mix desserts are easy to assemble by simply dumping all the ingredients together and mixing them up.  You can even put your spin on cake mix desserts by adding can pie filling, or a handful of fresh fruit.

A Cake Mix Can Be Used To Make More Than Cakes 

You can tweak a cake mix dessert by putting your spin on the recipe and quickly turn a cake mix cake into cupcakes, bars, cookies, waffles, pies, or even cheesecake.  

Cake Mix Peanut Butter Bars

Birthday Cake Popcorn Mix

When making a made from scratch cake, you have to worry about over beating.  You do not have to worry about how long you mix a cake when using a cake mix.   Cake mixes are magical in that way.  I have under mixed and over combined, and they still bake up great and look stunning.   

Cake Mix And A Can Of Soda

Have you ever mix a cake mix with JUST soda.  It comes out extremely light, fluffy and terrific.  Not to mention, low in fat and calories especially if you are using a diet soda.  

All The Cakes You Can Make With Just A Box Of Cake Mix And A Bottle Of Soda


Baking does not need to be a long drawn out follow every detail in the recipe process.  You can bake a great dessert quick and easy using a cake mix.  My pantry is full of cake mixes.  I stock every flavor because I never know when the moment will hit for a delicious dessert.  I am always ready to whip up a cake mix dessert like these amazing Chocolate Peanut Butter cupcakes.  They are not only easy to make but beautiful and tastes amazing. 

Poke Cakes Made From A Cake Mix

Some of my favorite desserts are poke cakes made with cake mix.  They are incredibly moist from a layer of condensed milk or pudding and typically topped with a layer of non-dairy topping.  Poke cakes are not only moist but super light and creamy.  Not to mention how super simple they are to make.


Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Boston Cream Poke Cake

Butterfinger Cake using a cake mix #chocolate #dessert

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Butterfinger Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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  • 1 - package Chocolate Cake Mix - I use Devil's Food.
  • And, 1 - 14 ounce can condensed milk
  • 1 - 11.5-ounce jar Caramel - I used Smucker's Salted Caramel
  • 8-ounce container Whipped Topping
  • Plus, 8-ounce bag crushed Butterfingers
  1. Bake Cake Mix According to instructions on the package.
  2. Poke holes in the cake about an inch apart with the back of a wooden spoon.
  3. Drizzle the entire jar of Caramel over it.
  4. Cover the cake with Whipped Topping.
  5. Add the entire bag of crushed Butterfingers.
  6. Refrigerate

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18 thoughts on “BUTTERFINGER CAKE

    • Angela,

      Thank you for stopping by to see my Butterfinger Poke Cake. I love Butterfingers so this cake is one of my favorites. I did not let the cake cool completely before adding the condensed milk but I did let it rest about 10 minutes. If you poke the holes when the cake it hot, the cake will tear around the holes a little bit. It really does not matter since it will be covered up with Kool Whip. I hope you enjoy this easy cake as much as I do.

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        • Doreen,

          Thank you for taking the time to not only stop by my blog Recipes for our Daily Bread but leave me a comment. I love it when readers take the time to talk to me. This Butterfinger Poke Cake is really one of my favorites. I love Butterfingers and had to use the new Butterfinger minis to make a delicious dessert. I hope you get a chance to try it soon.
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        • Connie,

          Thank you so much for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread and leaving me a comment. My Butterfinger Cake is one of my favorite cakes. It is so easy to make and EXTREMELY DELICIOUS!
          You can definitely make it the day before and it will be great. Be sure to refrigerate it.

          Diane Roark
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      • I want to make this butterfinger poke cake tonight but i have one person no like cool whip.. any suggestions of any substitution?

        • Cery,

          Thank you for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread and leaving me a comment. Butterfinger Poke cake is so easy to make and extremely delicious. My suggestion for someone who does not like Cool Whip is always to make homemade whipped topping. It is easy to do by using an electric mixer and whip up a cup of heavy cream with a 1/4 cup sugar until it sticks to the beater. If you over beat it, the heavy cream will turn to butter. Make sure the bowl and beaters are extremely cold.
          I hope this helps.
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    • Cat,

      Thank you so much for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread and leaving me a comment. I love making poke cakes because they are so easy to make using a cake mix and super delicious. I hope you get a chance to try this Butterfinger Cake.
      Thanks for supporting my blog.
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