Chocolate Butterfinger-Caramel Cake will bring smiles to the face of the birthday boy or girl. This is also great for entertaining.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare cake according to package directions using a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

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  • 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.

  • Spread whipped cream over cake; sprinkle with remaining chopped Butterfinger. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Refrigerate any uneaten cake.

Nutrition Facts

466 calories; protein 5.8g 12% DV; carbohydrates 66.2g 21% DV; fat 21.6g 33% DV; cholesterol 50.5mg 17% DV; sodium 437.9mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2013
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2013
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. Read More
(14)
51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2013
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. Read More
(66)
Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2013
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. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2013
I have made this same exact recipe and its awesome...crowd pleasing. This cake is awesome..make it! If your a diabetic..stay away!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2013
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2016
My son requests this as his birthday cake every year! Everyone loves it! I use Devils food cake mix instead of chocolate cake. Immediately after I remove the cake from the oven i poke the holes and pour on the sweetened condensed milk and caramel. I think they soak into the cake better that way. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2013
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:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2013
Amazing! Very rich though Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2013
Yummy Read More
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