Last week was one crazy busy week. We celebrated baby sis turning 1 and had a super fun party. Right after that we headed to a family reunion only to return home and celebrate Father’s Day! It was crazy, but we sure had a great time. I only forgot 1 thing that we needed for the family reunion! Way to go Liz! Well in true last minute Liz form, I was scrambling to put together stuff for Father’s Day. We were headed to my parent’s house for dinner and I was in charge of the dessert. I was going to make just a basic yellow cake with chocolate frosting, which is one of my dad’s favorites, but instead, I ended up making this butterfinger better than anything cake and it was a hit!
As I was walking up and down the aisles of the store, I decided to take a plain boring yellow cake mix to the next level. My family loves better than anything cake and I thought a butterfinger version might be a good change. I decided to use butterscotch and chocolate pudding to keep the cake moist and give it a butterfinger flavor.
I baked my boxed cake mix according to the directions, poked holes in the cake, covered it with butterscotch, chocolate pudding, whipped topping and crushed up butterfinger candy bars. Yummy!!
- 1 yellow box cake mix (and ingredients to make it: eggs, oil, water)
- 1 small box chocolate pudding mix (instant/non cook) (ingredients to make it: milk)
- 1 small jar butterscotch ice cream topping
- 1 small container whipped topping (thawed)
- 2 butterfinger candy bars
- Mix and bake yellow cake according to recipe on box in a 9×13 inch pan
- Let the cake cool slightly (20 minutes) and poke holes using large fork or end of spoon, all over the top of the cake
- Pour butterscotch topping (start with half the jar first) onto top of cake and slowly spread it all over and allow it to go down into the cake, then do the second half of the jar
- Set cake in fridge to chill for about 20 minutes
- Mix up chocolate pudding according to package directions and spread evenly over top of the cake
- Spread thawed whipped topping evenly over the chocolate pudding layer
- Crush butterfinger candy bars and sprinkle over the top of the cake
- Keep chilled in fridge until serving
The men folk were all big fans of the butterfinger cake! In fact my brother texted me the next day and asked what happened with all the left overs. 🙂
Any butterfinger fans in your house will surely love this cake! It was a great Father’s Day dessert.
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