Friday, August 20, 2010

Smile! You're Eating Chocolate Cake

Quick.  Easy.  Tasty.  Attractive.   These are just four words to describe this wonderful Butterfinger Cake.  I made this cake for an impromtu weeknight family dinner.  I work full-time so my evening time is at a premium, but sharing a good meal occassionally with my married children and their families is definetly worth the effort. My family loves having meals that Mama cooks, so I am always on the lookout for recipes that are easy to prepare and don't take a lot of time but they have to be up to my standards in taste and appeal.  If I am cooking during the week, I also like to provide a dessert, just to make sure the meal is special.  You know everything that we Mom's cook or bake has to be special.

Butterfinger Cake
1 German chocolate or other chocolate cake mix and ingredients as noted on the box
1 can Eagle Brand milk 
1  8 oz. jar Caramel
1 12 oz container Cool Whip
1 king size or 2 regular Butterfinger candy bars

Prepare cake as directed on box in a 9x13 sheet pan.  In a bowl, combine caramel and Eagle Brand milk and stir until well blended.  When cake is baked and while still hot, poke holes in the cake with the end of a wooden spoon.  Pour the caramel mixture over the top of the cake, allowing it to soak in.  Let cool completely.  When cool, top with Cool Whip and sprinkle with crushed candy bars.  Refrigerate before serving. 

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks {and sounds} so good, Anita! I might have to add marshmallow to that whipped cream frosting though. ; ) I applaud you for making any involved recipe on a week night after working all day. I tend to make the quick and easy stuff during the week, but I love more involved meals on the weekend.

Mimi said...

This looks like a cake my kids would love.

Anonymous said...

Your cake looks so good!! I'll have to try it.We love cake at my house....Kathy

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Anita...this is something my crew will go ga-ga over :)


southerninspiration said...

Oh my word, this looks delicious!


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Julie Harward said...

I have made this before and it is good...and dinner is always better when some one else cooks! :D

Theresa said...

UHHHHH did you have to show me this so early in the morning when I am HUNGRY:) Love it and will print this recipe for my next gathering! Looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing! HUGS!

Sharon said...

I just gained 2 pounds drooling over the photo.LOL
I am sure going to make this cake as soon as it cools down so I don't have to use the oven.