Butterfinger Cake Recipe

Poke cakes are great, but this Butterfinger cake is even better because it has layers of chopped candy bars and a rich caramel filling. 


FOR THE CAKE: – 1 & 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 10 tablespoons (141g) unsalted butter, softened – 1 & 1/4 cups (250g) granulated sugar – 2 large egg – 4 ounces (113g) unsweetened chocolate, melted and slightly cooled – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1/2 cup (118ml) buttermilk FOR THE TOPPING AND FROSTING: – 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk – 1 cup caramel topping – 4 (1.9-ounce) Butterfinger candy bars, roughly chopped – 8 ounces (226g) cream cheese, at room temperature – 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter – 3/4 cup (83g) confectioners’ sugar – 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract – 1 & 1/2 cups (355ml) heavy cream

MAKE THE CAKE: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13x2 baking pan. If desired, line the pan with parchment. Mix flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Set aside. 

Step 1


Beat butter and sugar on medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. After adding each egg, mix well. Stir in cooled chocolate and vanilla. 

Step 2

Lower mixer speed. Three portions of flour and two portions of buttermilk are added. Just combine. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake 25–40 minutes until a pick inserted into the centre comes out clean. 

Step 3

Let the cake cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Then poke 3/4-inch holes in the cake with a skewer, mixer beater, or wooden spoon. 

Step 4

TO MAKE FROSTING: Mix condensed milk and caramel. Pour on warm cake. Cover the cake as needed with spread. Let the cake cool completely.  Sprinkle half the Butterfinger pieces on the cooled cake. 

Step 5

Make cream cheese and peanut butter creamy with a medium-speed electric mixer. You can use a whisk or beater attachment. Mix in the sugar and vanilla until smooth.  

Step 6

Use a whisk attachment to slowly add cream on low speed. Switch to high speed and mix until stiff peaks form. Top the cake with frosting. Sprinkle the remaining Butterfinger pieces on the frosting. 

Step 7

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