Butterfinger Poke Cake w/ Cool Whip Frosting

My husband celebrated his birthday on October 20th. We have been married for four years, and every year I make him a special birthday dessert. (He does not like parties for himself but he will sequester to a cake of some kind). Our first year of marriage, I made him a white chocolate covered Boston creme pie. The second year, he asked for a homemade pumpkin pie. Last year, I made him a milk chocolate covered Boston creme pie with doubled custard filling. This year, he chose this Butterfinger poke cake that I saw on Six Sisters’ Stuff. I kept their recipe the same, except I topped the cake with the new Cool Whip Frosting.
I can not say enough about this cake. It is extremely moist, and the caramel topping and sweetened condensed milk take this poke cake over the edge into decadence. My husband was impresssed because the cake manages to be very rich yet light at the same time. Today makes six days after his birthday, and he has claimed the last piece. ๐Ÿ™‚


Butterfinger Poke Cake w/ Cool Whip Frosting
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Serves: 16
  • 1 15.25 oz. box butter yellow cake mix (plus water, butter, & eggs)
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 14 oz. can Hershey's caramel topping
  • 1 10.6 oz. container Cool Whip Frosting
  • 12 fun sized Butterfinger candy bars, frozen and chopped (or 4 regular sized)
  1. Bake cake mix according to package's instructions. Once out of the oven, place on a cooling rack. Use the back of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the top of the cake.
  2. Mix together the sweetened condensed milk and caramel topping. Slowly pour over the warm cake.
  3. Sprinkle half of the crushed butterfingers over warm cake.
  4. When cake is cooled, spread cool whip frosting over top. Sprinkle with remaining crushed butterfingers. Keep cake refrigerated.

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  1. This looks so good! I’ll have to try it one day soon. I’ve never made a poke cake but I have another poke cake recipe that I am going to try one day as well. Stopping by from Six Sisters Stuff. Now following via GFC. I’d love for you to stop by and check out my blog when you get a chance. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Holy YUM. This sounds SO good. Happy Birthday to him!

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