Butterfinger Dessert Trifle

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes

This decadent Butterfinger Dessert trifle is perfect for any occasion. It has the perfect balance sweet, creamy, and crunchy!

Butterfinger Dessert Trifle

If you love then butterfinger candies, then you’ll love this luxurious Butterfinger Dessert layered with pound cake, chocolate pudding, whipped cream, nutter butters, and crushed butterfingers. This butterfinger cake recipe is no-bake and low effort.

For more easy no-bake desserts fit for any occasion, check out this recipe collection. And, if you’re obsessed with trifles like we are, give this Tiramisu Trifle a try. It has all of the flavor of the traditional dessert without the work.


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What We Love About This Butterfinger Cake Trifle Recipe

If you love all things Butterfinger, find out all the details about this delicious candy.

  • Easy Ingredients: All you need to make this butterfinger cake recipe is 5 simple ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: This Butterfinger Cake Trifle is good treat to share with family.
  • Adaptable: Switch up the flavor of your pudding or use brownies in place of the pound cake for just as delicious of a result. Also try this Butterfinger pie recipe.
A serving of the trifle.

Ingredient Notes

  • Whipped Topping: Use a whipped topping, such as Cool Whip you can find it in the freezer aisle. Or you can make your own whipped cream using this recipe.
Cake, whipped cream and candy.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Peanut Butter Pudding – If you’re a peanut butter lover, add an extra nutty kick by adding 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter to the pudding mixture. Use a vanilla base for a nuttier flavor or add to the chocolate base.
  • Brownie Cubes – Feel free to replace the pound cake with brownies if you are wanting more chocolate. (They can be cut up or crumbled, depending on preference) or try angel food cake.

How to Make Butterfinger Cake Trifle

These are the basic steps for making Butterfinger Dessert. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Assembling the cake, whipped cream and candy.

STEP 1: POUND CAKE CUBES

Once you have prepared your pudding and it is ready to use, cut the pound cake into 1-inch cubes. Then add half of them in the bottom of your trifle bowl or large bowl, layer evenly. Next cover the cake cubes with half of the chocolate pudding, and stir in and spread into an even layer.

STEP 2: NUTTY BUDDIES AND WHIP TOPPING

Using a sharp knife cut the Nutty Buddy bars into 1-inch pieces. Then arrange them around the inside rim of the trifle bowl. Top with half of the whipped topping.

STEP 3: CRUSH BUTTERFINGERS

In a gallon sized plastic bag, crush the Butterfingers using a rolling pin. Add half of the crushed Butterfinger to the layer of whip cream.

Finishing and topping the recipe.

STEP 4: REPEAT LAYERS

Next add another layer of pound cake cubes, then chocolate pudding, Nutty Buddy bars, whip topping, and to finish sprinkle with the remaining crushed butterfingers. Finally, chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving.

Prep and Storage Tips for this No Bake Dessert Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make butterfinger cake recipe ahead of time, follow the steps as usual and make 1-2 days in advance and store covered in the fridge.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store leftover butterfinger cake trifle in airtight container or cover with plastic wrap or foil in the fridge for up to 4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Store your leftover trifle in airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

CAN I SUBSTITUTE VANILLA PUDDING IN PLACE OF CHOCOLATE?

Of course, if you want your trifle to be a bit less decadent, swap the chocolate pudding for vanilla. Cheese cake pudding is wonderful too.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled or halved, just increase or decrease the ingredients proptionally and either use a dish that is about half or double the size of a trifle bowl.

ARE BUTTERFINGERS PEANUT BUTTER?

Yes, butterfingers are made of a peanut butter crisp that is then covered in chocolate.

A bite of the Butterfinger Dessert Trifle.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Halved: If you are not looking to make such a big batch of butterfinger cake trifle, proptionally decrease the ingredients and layer in a smaller dish such as a loaf pan.
  • Butterfinger Bars: If you are using full-size Butterfingers, use 3-4 butterfinger candy bars.
  • Chocolate Syrup: Drizzle a little syrup on top for more chocolatey goodness. Top with some candy bar crumbs.
  • Butterscotch : Try using butterscotch pudding mix in this recipe.

What to Serve with Butterfinger Dessert Trifle

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Butterfinger Dessert Trifle
5 from 1 vote

Butterfinger Dessert Trifle

Yield: 10 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes
This decadent, no-bake Butterfinger Dessert is perfect for any occasion. It has the perfect balance sweet, creamy, and crunchy!
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound cake
  • 1 instant chocolate pudding, prepared according to package directions
  • 2 twin packs of Nutty Buddy bars
  • 8 ounces container of whipped topping
  • 12 fun size Butterfingers

Instructions

  • Cut the pound cake into 1-inch cubes. Layer half of them in the bottom of your trifle bowl.
  • Cover the pound cake cubes with half of the chocolate pudding.
  • Cut the Nutty Buddy bars into 1-inch pieces and arrange them around the inside rim of the trifle bowl.
  • Top with half of the whipped topping.
  • Crush the Butterfingers inside a gallon plastic bag. Add half of the crushed Butterfinger on top of the whipped topping.
  • Repeat this with the remaining ingredients.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Halved: If you are not looking to make such a big batch of butterfinger cake trifle, proptionally decrease the ingredients and layer in a smaller dish such as a loaf pan.
  • Butterfinger Bars: If you are using full-size Butterfingers, use 3-4 butterfinger candy bars.
  • Chocolate Syrup: Drizzle a little syrup on top for more chocolatey goodness. Top with some candy bar crumbs.
  • Butterscotch : Try using butterscotch pudding mix in this recipe.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butterfinger, cake, chocolate, nutter butter, Peanut butter, Pudding, whipped cream

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