Better than Anything Butterfinger Cake

Believe it or not, their are people out there who don’t like chocolate… Crazy right?! ;-)

My sister AND sister-in-law both happen to fall into the “I could do without chocolate” category. This weekend we were able to hang out with all my husband’s family.  In his family there are 8 siblings, 7 sister-in-laws and 10 grandkids. All but one brother-in-law and his family were there.  Needless to say, it was a fun and packed weekend. For dessert, I knew we needed a definite crowd pleaser.

Well, I know for  a fact that the Better than Anything Cake is ALWAYS a winner, seriously it is amazing.  I thought it might be fun to do a spin on it to please my cute sister-in-law!  She (and everyone else) LOVED it!  Definitely a fun take on the original and a fun way to change things up!

Better Than Anything Butterfinger Cake

Better than Anything Butterfinger Cake from  SO Simple to make and absolutely delicious!

By Chef in Training September 27, 2012

This cake is so easy to make and a fun spin on the traditional "Better than Anything Cake". This cake is a definite crowd pleaser!


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  1. Bake cake according to directions in a 9x13 pan.
  2. Let cake cool for about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Poke holes in cake with the handle end of a wooden spoon.
  4. While cake is still warm, slowly pour over sweetened condensed milk over the top making sure some gets in all the holes of the cake.
  5. Next drizzle the caramel topping evenly over the cake slowly, making sure some gets in all the holes as well.
  6. Spread cool whip over the top evenly.
  7. Sprinkle with crushed Butterfinger candy bar pieces.
  8. Store in fridge until ready to eat. Store any leftovers in fridge.


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  1. 1

    I am with you, what is up with those who don’t love chocolate???? Despite the fact that I perfer chocolate anytime anywhere, I too have those in my life who won’t eat my latest chocolate creations, so this is perfect. Every now and then I really like a non chocolate dessert. It looks like you may have come up with one of those non chocolate dessests I am going to love. Thanks Nikki, love your blog!

  2. 2

    It’s hard to believe but I definitely fall into the “i could do without chocolate” category. But I dont think I could do without butterfingers. I know, it doesn’t make sense. but that’s just me!!! I love the ease of this cake.. and the original Nikki :)

  3. 3

    This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it. I love your blog!!

  4. 4

    I, myself, fall into the could-live-without-chocolate category (don’t hate!!) I’m a big fan of oatmeal, cinnamon sugar, caramel, and the like. This cake looks right up my alley! Vanilla enough, but the hint of chocolate from the butterfingers which I totally love! This looks amazing!

  5. 5

    Ive seen this recipe on Pinterest and just all over! You make me want to make it. I love yellow cake or butter cake and the filling/topping sounds so heavenly!

    • 6
      Chef in Training says:

      oh too fun! I haven’t see it floating around yet, but at our family gathering they were all requesting the “better than anything cake” and I just wanted to change it up for a new recipe lol! Great minds think alike! :) It truly is a great cake!

  6. 7

    What would you recommend doing for the filling if I were to do a layer cake? I’ve never used condensed milk or cool whip! :)

  7. 8

    Love the butterfinger spin! Such a great idea!

  8. 9

    Oh my word…this looks incredible!!! Pinning!!

  9. 10

    Yessss. This looks goooood. :)

  10. 11

    Just made this for hubby’s birthday. It was A-MA-ZING!!! And super easy!

  11. 12

    I LOVE your recipe! Please come over and party with me at Cast Party Wednesday!
    Thanks! ~Sheryl~

  12. 13

    Totally making this!!! I love the skor cake!!! Pinning!

  13. 14

    Sounds great. I have dumb question. Do you cool the cake, entirely, before using the Cool Whip?

  14. 15
    Teresa Bright says:

    This sounds absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  15. 16

    I made this cake and then thought what about peanut butter…so I substituted peanut butter for the caramel topping and chopped Reese’s coups for the Butterfinger…awesome!

  16. 17

    Thanks for sharing. I’m making this with yellow butter cake mix and with butterscotch topping instead of caramel. Nuttin’ like buttah….Yummie

  17. 18

    Oh my goodness, this sounds wonderful!
    Pinning to my Cake board