Butterfinger Cake recipe

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indulge in the Irresistible: Butterfinger Cake

If there’s one dessert that gets my husband’s taste buds dancing with delight, it’s the sinfully delicious Butterfinger Poke Cake. Picture this mouthwatering scene: a moist, velvety cake interlaced with the crisp, crunchy magic of Butterfinger candy bars. It’s a heavenly match made in dessert paradise!

The best part? Whipping up these insanely craveable poke cakes is an absolute breeze. With a simple boxed cake mix as the base, you can skip all the fussy measuring and mise en place. Now, I know some bakers insist on making everything from scratch. More power to them! But for this nostalgic treat, the semi-homemade route allows you to enjoy all the flavor with zero hassle.

This cake is an absolute showstopper at potlucks and family gatherings. Who in their right mind can resist the siren song of chocolate, peanut butter, and caramel combined into one blissful sugar coma? It’s sweet, indulgent nirvana!

Now, let’s be real – this isn’t your typical “health food” dessert. But that’s exactly the point! Sometimes in life, you just have to say “screw it” and treat yourself to something deliciously sinful. After all, you only live once! So go ahead and savor every last crumb of this Butterfinger masterpiece.

Here’s what you’ll need to craft this magical creation:


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 jar caramel sauce
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4-5 Butterfinger candy bars, chopped
  • 1 tub Cool Whip whipped topping
  • Plus whatever the cake mix calls for (usually eggs, oil, etc.)


  • Chocolate sauce for drizzling (because more chocolate is always better)


  • Glass mixing bowl with handle (makes mixing a breeze)
  • Stand mixer or hand mixer
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Wooden spoon (or a fork works too) for poking holes
  • Oven-mitt (go for the heavy duty kind unless you enjoy singeing your knuckle hair)

Pro tip: After nearly burning the house down thanks to a forgotten burner and a flaming potholder incident, we wisely chose to invest in some heavy-duty, heat-resistant oven mitts. Safety first, folks!

Ready to get baking? Let’s go!


  1. Preheat that oven and bake the cake according to the package instructions. Once it’s finished, remove from the oven and allow it to cool slightly. We want it warm, not scorching.
  2. Here’s where the magic happens! Take your wooden spoon (or fork) and poke a bunch of deep holes all over the top of that warm cake. We’re making plenty of space for all that gooey caramel goodness to seep in.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the caramel sauce and sweetened condensed milk until well combined. Then pour that heavenly mixture all over the cake, using a spatula to spread it evenly into all those holes. Let it sit for a few minutes to soak in.
  4. Sprinkle half of those chopped Butterfingers over the sticky, sauce-soaked cake.
  5. Now spread on that luscious Cool Whip topping in a smooth, even layer.
  6. Finish it off by sprinkling the remaining Butterfinger pieces over the top for that irresistible crunch factor.
  7. At this point, your cake is pretty much good to go! But for absolute perfection, cover and refrigerate for a few hours (or overnight if you can muster the willpower). This allows all those luscious flavors to meld together into Butterfinger nirvana.

Baker’s Tips:

  • When pouring the caramel sauce mixture, take your time to ensure every inch of the cake gets saturated.
  • Don’t forget to save some of those Butterfinger chunks for the final topping!
  • This cake keeps beautifully in the fridge for several days.
  • For an extra treat, serve each slice with a scoop of caramel or butter pecan ice cream. You’re welcome.

Looking for more ways to satisfy your sweet tooth? Give these reader-favorite cake recipes a try:

  • Carrot Cake (with cream cheese frosting, of course)
  • Pig Pickin’ Cake (trust me, it’s amazing)
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake
  • Mountain Dew Cake
  • Lemon Dump Cake
  • Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

So what are you waiting for? Get baking and prepare to indulge in this slice of Butterfinger-loaded decadence! Your taste buds (and sweet tooth) can thank me later.

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