Chocolate Butterfinger-Caramel Cake Recipe -
Chocolate Butterfinger-Caramel Cake Recipe

Chocolate Butterfinger-Caramel Cake

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"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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Original recipe makes 15 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Prepare cake according to package directions using a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  2. Poke holes in cake about 1-inch apart and 1-inch deep using handle of wooden spoon. Pour sweetened condensed milk over cake. Sprinkle with half of chopped Butterfinger. Pour caramel topping over Butterfinger.
  3. Spread whipped cream over cake; sprinkle with remaining chopped Butterfinger. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Refrigerate any uneaten cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 14, 2013

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 22, 2013

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.


25 Ratings

Jun 19, 2013

I have made this same exact recipe and its awesome...crowd pleasing. This cake is awesome..make it! If your a diabetic..stay away!!!

Jun 17, 2013

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!

Jun 14, 2013

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 :)

Feb 07, 2014

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.

Jul 12, 2013


Jun 15, 2013

Amazing! Very rich though


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  • Calories
  • 466 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 66.2 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 21.6 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 438 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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