Recipe by Butterfinger®
"Chocolate Butterfinger-Caramel Cake will bring smiles to the face of the birthday boy or girl. This is also great for entertaining."
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
chocolate cake mix
1 (14 ounce) can
NESTLE® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
NESTLE® BUTTERFINGER® Bites Candy, chopped, divided
1 (12.25 ounce) jar
caramel ice cream topping
whipping cream, whipped
First known as Better than Sex Cake, then Better than Robert Redford Cake, followed by Better than Brad Pitt Cake and finally (last I heard) cleaned up with the totally uninteresting Better than Anything Cake, this cake has been around a long time, evidenced by the fact this “new” recipe calls for an 18.25 oz. cake mix which no longer exists. (The big food corporations thought we were dumb and wouldn’t notice) There’s also a variation using yellow cake mix and pineapple. The chocolate variations, like this one, vary slightly – some, like this one, call for caramel topping (I use Mrs. Richardson’s) and/or the addition of a half/full can of sweetened condensed milk. I like this recipe because it calls for both – and the full amounts of each. Some tips: I’ve always used Heath Bars, only on the top, not in the middle, as this recipe directs. Not sure I’d like them in the middle too. When the toppings are poured over it’s easier if you warm the caramel topping slightly – and fill in the holes made by the wooden spoon before pouring the rest over the entire cake. To give you an idea of what goes on once you add the toppings, I remember a boyfriend my daughter had in college remarking that the cake was “leaking.” There are little pockets of “gooey ooze” in every delicious bite. This cake is beyond easy and beyond delicious. I’ve made this often for a good couple of decades. It has been a hit every time I’ve made it and has been known to bring grown men to their knees.
I thought this was awfully sweet. I realized that but wanted to make it anyway. I guess if you are real sweet lover this is for you. Probably won't be making it again but wanted to try it. Very good but too sweet for my taste.
I have made this same exact recipe and its awesome...crowd pleasing. This cake is awesome..make it! If your a diabetic..stay away!!!
Saw this recipe on Friday and knew it would be perfect for Father's Day. Didn't change a thing. It was awesome. Hubby and daughter had two pieces!
Amazing! Very rich though
I have made this recipe for years. But we have always called it "better-than-sex cake." I always use fat-free sweetened condensed milk. It's always better the second day :)
This is certainly a crowd-pleaser, but I was underwhelmed. I'm not a huge fan of cool whip and definitely prefer home made desserts, so maybe I shouldn't be surprised I only thought it was OK, but with the rave reviews, I kinda expected to love it in spite of the packaged ingredients. I may make it again to take somewhere, but I can't say I'd request it. My husband thought it was better after a couple of days in the refrigerator.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Butterfinger-Caramel Cake
Serving Size: 1/15 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 15
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 195
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