Butterfinger Cake

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4.78 from 9 votes
Butterfinger cake is perfect for the lover of peanut butter and chocolate. It is a decadent moist cake that will always be memorable and delicious dessert.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
A butterfinger cake in a round dish.

Butterfinger cake is perfect for the lover of peanut butter and chocolate. It is a decadent moist cake that will always be memorable and delicious dessert.

A butterfinger cake in a round dish.

Butterfinger cake recipe is a poke cake. If you have never had one, you have to try this delicious dessert. This moist cake starts with a box cake mix but is transformed by taking a favorite candy bar.

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What We Love About This Butterfinger Cake Recipe

Make a spectacular dessert does not have to be hard, You can make the best cake by being a little unique and invented. Poke cake was invented by the people who created jello, see here. The best part is this cake will be the hit of any get together.

  • 45 Minute Cake: Most of this is baking time, this is a super easy dessert.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry. Have them on hand when you want to wow your family.
  • Family Friendly: One taste of this cake and it will become a new favorite dessert.
  • Adaptable: Can make this Butterfinger cake recipe with different sauces, chocolates etc.
A slice of cake with some mini butterfingers.

Ingredient Notes for Butterfinger Dessert

  • Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme® Devil’s Food cake Mix
  • Peanut Butter: smooth peanut butter, any brand.
  • Butterfinger candy bars, cut in pieces, divided
  • Frozen whipped topping, thawed, such as cool whip.
  • Chocolate syrup adds to this decadent cake.
Cake mix, candies, jello and whipped topping.

Equipment Needed for Butterfinger Recipe

How to Make this Butterfinger Recipe

These are the basic steps for making butterfinger cake recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutritional information for this easy recipes.

Making the cake batter.

STEP 1:PREP

First, prepare cake according to package directions and our into a prepared pan. Poke holes in the cooled cake by using the handle of a wooden spoon to create them.

STEP 2: BLEND

Second add peanut butter to a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 45 seconds, or until peanut butter is thin and next stir in 1/2 cup of chopped butterfinger candy pieces.

The cake being baked.

STEP 3:POUR

Next, pour peanut butter mixture over top of the cake, using a spatula to spread it evenly and then allow to cool.

Placing the pudding and the candy on the cake.

STEP 4: TOP

Then in a large bowl, mix whipped topping and chocolate syrup; spread on top of warm cake. Finally, top with remaining butterfinger candy pieces.

Prep and Storage Tips for Butterfinger Cake Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can make you cake in advance but not too far in advance, it is nice to make this cake a little ahead of time so that the flavors have a chance to meld together. This recipe can be made about a day in advance.

HOW TO STORE THIS BUTTERFINGER BAR RECIPE

Store this butterfinger poke cake recipe in an airtight container or wrapped well in foil or plastic.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze the cake without the icing or topping in an airtight container, however do not put on the topping or candy until you have thawed the cake overnight in the refrigerator.

Frequently Asked Questions for this Butterfinger Dessert

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Of course you can make this poke cake a little healthier but it is truly one of those desserts you have to splurge on. A low calorie box cake mix, and fat free cool whip can reduce the calories.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT CANDY?

Indeed, snickers or reese’s peanut butter cups or heath bars can be used in place of the butterfingers candy.

CAN YOU MAKE A LAYERED POKE CAKE?

Yes, you can use a 13 X 9 inch pan, however a layered cake will also work.

Side closeup on the butterfinger cake.

Expert Tips for Making This Butterfinger Poke Cake Recipe

  • Add More: Try adding chocolate chips to the cake batter for more chocolate flavor.
  • Peanut Butter: Crunchy peanut butter can replace the creamy peanut butter.
  • Variation tip: Make with a white cake mix or yellow cake mix if you prefer.
  • Alternate ingredient: Use chocolate cool whip or mix cocoa powder into the regular cool whip.
  • Cup Cakes: Make cake into cup cakes.
  • Sauce: Caramel sauce or even salted caramel sauce will add even more flavor to this decadent cake.

What to Serve with Butterfinger Cake Recipe

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A butterfinger cake in a round dish.
4.78 from 9 votes

Butterfinger Poke Cake

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Butterfinger cake is perfect for the lover of peanut butter and chocolate. It is a decadent moist cake that will always be memorable and delicious dessert.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare cake according to package directions.
  • When cake is finished baking, immediately poke holes all over the top using the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Add peanut butter to a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 45 seconds, or until peanut butter is thin.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup of candy pieces.
  • Pour peanut butter mixture over top of the cake, using a spatula to spread it evenly.
  • Allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl, mix whipped topping and chocolate syrup; spread on top of cooled cake.
  • Top with remaining candy pieces.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add More: Try adding chocolate chips to the cake batter for more chocolate flavor.
  • Peanut Butter: Crunchy peanut butter can replace the creamy peanut butter.
  • Variation tip: Make with a white cake mix or yellow cake mix if you prefer.
  • Alternate ingredient: Use chocolate cool whip or mix cocoa powder into the regular cool whip.
  • Cup Cakes: This cake can be made into cup cakes.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: poke cake

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6 thoughts on “Butterfinger Cake”

  1. I don’t understand about the topping and the stuff you are putting inside the cake. Is this a special topping or just peanut butter and butter finger mixed together and heated up?

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