Good luck butta-what

It’s that time again … time for yet another tried-and-true recipe from the Emjayandthem vault.

One so simple, so good, so to-heck-with-New-Years-resolutions-where’s-the-chocolate kinda good.

It’s my Butterfinger Cake.

You read that right:  Butterfinger.  Cake.

Mmmm hmm.

Have Mercy!

Have Mercy!

So here’s the thing. I’m not a chocolate girl. I’m a potato-chip-and-dip kinda girl.   But, lots of my friends and family are admitted chocolate fiends and since I like to mess around in my Kitchen and get ‘er done, here’s what came of it.

Yep, goofing off in the kitchen and making up something fun brings out the kid in me.

Back to the cake, Jake.

So, a few years ago I came up with this lil beauty.  At the time, youngest boy had a severe hankering for Butterfingers.  And he had a birthday coming up.  Easy, peasy, pudding and pie, this Mom’s gonna bake that boy a cake that’ll make his toes curl.

And it did.

And it wouldn’t be very nice of me to keep it all to myself, now would it?

Here’s what you need to make your very own Butterfinger cake:

You thought this was going to be complicated? Naw ..

You thought this was going to be complicated? Naw ..

  • 1 box of Yellow Cake Mix, any Brand.
  • 1 box of Butterscotch Instant Jell-O Pudding
  • 3 Butterfinger candy bars
  • 1 jar of Chocolate frosting


Grandma Pearl gave me that mixer in 1981

Grandma Pearl gave me that mixer in 1981

Prepare the cake as directed but also add the Butterscotch pudding mix. Mix all ingredients.

Pour one half of the mixture into a well greased Bundt pan (you could also use a 9 x13 pan) then top with 2 crumbled Butterfinger bars.

Oh yeah

Oh yeah

Pour the rest of the batter on top, be sure to cover the Butterfinger bits.

Cover it up as best as you can

Cover it up as best as you can

Bake according to the directions on the cake mix box .. roughly 26-28 min.

Remove from oven and let sit in the pan for about 4 minutes (this is important, if you don’t let it sit it will fall apart when you try to remove it from the pan.)

C'mere sweetness

C’mere sweetness

Take a butter knife and loosen all around the Bundt pan (don’t forget the center).  Place a baking rack on top and flip the whole thing over; gently shake the pan and watch the cake slide out.

Hello? Is it me you're looking for?

Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?

Let the cake cool on the baking rack — about 45 min or until your kid or spouse walks by and asks if they can eat it yet.

Nuke (microwave) a can of pre-made frosting (be sure to remove the lid and the foil liner) for 30 – 40 seconds, just enough to warm it and make it pour-able.

Pour it all over that beautiful cake; get jiggy with it.



Ready?  Crumble the last Butterfinger. Eat whatever falls off.

Load up the top of that cake with more crumbled Butterfinger pieces

Load up the top of the cake with more crumbled goodness

Last step.

Good luck.


Yep, good luck getting this cake out of the house.  Your church group, office mates and Super Bowl watchers are gonna have to settle for something else.

You're weclome.

Good Luck Butta What.  You’re welcome.

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26 thoughts on “Good luck butta-what

  1. Motor Man LOVES Butterfingers, so I’ll have to make this for him. Diet, what diet????

    • Oh I hope you make it for him and please post a photo of him with it 🙂 Re: diets, make it for an event, nothing says anyone has to eat the whole thing (although you might want to… ) MJ

  2. yum…I think I could do this. I like the “pour” on the icing part. Now that’s easy peasy. Thank you for pulling out another recipe from the vault. Now I can’t wait for the weekend, superbowl aside.

    • You’re welcome – pouring on the icing is the fun part. Yes I could have made “from scratch” icing but … meh. This is a fun, easy cake to make that is guaranteed to please 🙂 MJ

  3. Ooooohh….you are not nice.
    (killing me here)

  4. WOW! I think I can make this cake your directions are so specific and I love Butterfingers. This is so naughty to tempt folk before breakfast. I got up and ate a chocolate frosted cup cake for breakfast and added 2 pounds before 8 a.m.

    You changed your header and the color. This looks good!

    How do you get ads? I wonder if I have any.

    • You can make it = it’s easy. If you notice, I never share recipes that are difficult. Why? That’s just torture. I share my “tried & true” — make it up and have some friends over and enjoy it 🙂

      I did change up the layout, thank you for the compliments.

      re: Word Ads, you have to sign up for them, go to the Word Press Help page. Once you’re signed up THEY put the ads on – you have no control over which ad or where it goes. I had a Viagra ad on a post I wrote about date nights, too funny!!

      Cheers MJ

  5. Yum! Thanks for sharing gonna try it out!

  6. I love that your picture shows 3 Butterfinger bars, a jar of icing, a cake mix, and then – sugar-free, fat-free pudding mix 🙂 I guess you’ve got to cut calories where you can, right?

    • Ha ha ha – you got me, I’m busted. The thing is? I didn’t realize I bought sugar free etc till I got home. Funny stuff.

      Warning .. if you put ice cream on this cake your eyes will roll back into your head and may not come back out !!


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  8. Oh my… I’m going to close the browser now before I drool too much over this post… Mmm!

    • good move Sandi-girl!

      I know it’s weird, but I can make this and not eat it. If I made Guacamole or Chile con Queso that story would have an alternate ending 😉

  9. Oh, that looks yummy! Your recipe collection is quickly making its way into MY collection!

    • Now that is the ultimate compliment 🙂 Thank you Terri. I hope you make it for your crew and that they love it as much as mine does!!

  10. Yummy…

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  12. OMG this looks amazing! I want a slice right now! Will definitely need to pin this recipe.

    • Trust me, it is .. and it’s easy! I can see Sophie crushing the butterfingers now 🙂 You can crush them still wrapped or put them in a zip lock bag and let her pound them with a plastic cup or wooden mallet. Cheers! MJ

  13. Ok, this is on my to do list as soon as we get home. I love Butterfingers! What a fun way to use them…I mean, get jiggy with it! 🙂 ~ Sheila

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