Monday, February 11, 2013

Butterfinger Poke Cake


I'm all about poke cakes. They are fun, easy, kids love them (big plus at my house!), you can make them in infinite varieties and they are super simple. I blogged about making a jello version in my Lime Poke Cake post, but I had never done a pudding type one before. I'm not really sure why I just hadn't done it. So, I gave it some thought and decided to do a Butterfinger version. It's my favorite candy bar of all time and I knew that the chocolate and peanut butter flavors would work well together. A little trial and error later and this cake was born. Hold on to your socks ladies and gents....it's a doozy!

7 simple ingredients are all you need to make this delectable cake and I bet you even have a few of them already. Let the kids help you make this one- they will love poking the holes into the cake and pouring the pudding over it!

Butterfinger Poke Cake

  • 1 chocolate cake, baked in a 9x13 inch pan per box directions
  • 1 large box vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 (16 oz) container whipped topping (I made my own whipping cream)
  • 2 butterfinger bars, crushed into small pieces
Poke holes in the warm cake with the end of a wooden spoon, being careful not to poke all the way through the cake to the pan. In a bowl, mix together the pudding mix and milk; stir in peanut butter. Before the pudding mixture starts to thicken, pour it over the cake being careful to get pudding in all of the holes. Pour remaining pudding over cake and spread it out. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Just before serving, top with whipped topping and crushed candy bars. Refrigerate leftovers. 

This would be a great Valentine's Day dessert for the little ones to make for mom or dad (or both!!) and serve to them. It would also be really nice to take to a potluck or gathering. It's simple but so, so GOOD and it really tastes kind of like a Butterfinger. Not too shabby for cake ;)

This recipe has been linked up to Little House Livings Old Fashioned Recipe Exchange

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