Better than Anything …

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
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!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 box yellow cake mix, and all ingredients it calls for
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (16 oz) jar caramel topping
  • 1 (8 oz) tub cool whip, thawed to room temp
  • 3-4 regular size Butterfinger candy bars
  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. Beth

    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. 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. 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!

    • Chef in Training

      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!

  4. Becky

    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!

  5. angela

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

  6. sharon

    Made this for my husband’s birthday last week- he is not a big chocolate fan, but loves butterfingers. It was delicious. I did not use cool whip though because he is not a fan, given its chemicals. So i made a homemade whip cream and cream cheese frosting. very easy and very delicious as well.