Friday, September 14, 2012

Butterfinger Cake

A few weeks ago, a good friend asked me if I'd like to be in a bible study she was leading at her church.   I gladly accepted the invitation and went to Lifeway Bookstore to pick up my copy of the No Other Gods (by Kelly Minter) member book for the study.  As I flipped through, I was immediately struck with how awesome this study was going to be. Not only were we going to be digging deep into God's Word facing our modern day idols, but there were recipes each week too. The Bible and Butterfinger Cake in the first week?  Count me in!

The ingredients for Butterfinger Cake in the book were simple enough, but (surprise, surprise) I didn't have everything I needed and going to the store was not in the cards for me today.  So, I did what I always do... I improvised with what I had.
Here's what you'll need for my version:
yellow cake mix and the ingredients for it, sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter, Butterfingers and whipped topping
Bake the cake as directed in a 13x9 pan. When it is almost done, combine the sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter in a small saucepan and heat up, stirring until smooth. In the mean time, break up your Butterfinger candy bars by placing in a ziplock bag and crushing with a mallet or chopping up with knife. I happen to like wielding a hammer in the kitchen. ;-)
Poke a lot of holes in the cake when it comes out of the oven and pour the peanut butter mixture over the cake, spreading to get it in all the holes.
Sprinkle with 1/2 of the crushed Butterfingers and cool completely.
Spread whipped topping all over cake and top with remaining Butterfinger crumbs. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Butterfinger Cake

1 box yellow cake mix and the ingredients to make it.
7 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 tub of frozen whipped topping, thawed
6-7 fun-size Butterfinger candy bars

Prepare cake mix as directed and bake the cake. A few minutes before the cake comes out of the oven, combine the sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter in a small saucepan, heating until it is warm and creamy. While the peanut butter mixture is heating, place the candy bars in a ziplock bag and crush with a mallet, or chop with a knife until crumbly. Remove the cake from the oven and poke holes all over it with a knife. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the warm cake and spread to get into all the holes. Sprinkle the cake with half of the Butterfinger crumbs. Cool cake completely.  Spread whipped topping over all the cake and sprinkle with remaining Butterfinger crumbs. Place the cake in the fridge until ready to eat and you'll want to refrigerate any leftovers of this cake.  If you make it for a potluck or a crowd, you probably won't have any to refrigerate. It is that good.

And the bible study? It is really good too. It is getting to the heart of the matter very quickly. The first week we were asked to list the things in our lives that are our "functional gods"...those things that we "trust, fear or serve" and the things that "motivate us". It's not that we don't worship or serve God at all, it's that we don't worship and serve Him exclusively. Yikes! I'm excited to be on this journey and I'm glad that Butterfinger Cake and many other delicious recipes will be coming along too.

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40 comments:

  1. Oh my that looks so good. I had to pin it so I could make it later.
    I found your blog via Crafty in Crosby. I'll be back.
    Thanks for sharing

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  2. First time at your blog :). Just thought you might find this interesting - http://atruechurch.info/joycemeyer.html .

    Have a good day! By the way, that cake looks really good and rich ;).

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  3. Oh dear, oh my, that looks simply "heavenly". Yum!

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  4. That looks wonderful!! The Bible Study looks good too! Thanks.

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  5. Butterfingers are one of my husband's favorite foods--can we call Butterfingers a food?--anyway, I'll be pinning this! Thanks for sharing.

    Elena
    `a casarella

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  6. This looks delicious! :)

    Thanks for continuing to link up at the CHQ Blog Hop each week! We hope you're seeing some new traffic headed your way as a result!

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  7. That looks delicious!!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm glad you did, because now I've found yours! :)

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  8. Oh my word, this is AMAZING!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Butterfingers & Cake ... I don't have to choose just one for my evening treat!?! Sign Me Up! It looks delicious :)

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  10. I love this! I make the same version and it is a BIG hit everytime.

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  11. I just read this recipe to my hubby and he said "count me in!" You picked me up with the fact that you study the bible, so count me in too. I am your newest follower.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentey

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  12. Nici, you are killin' me! This looks so good and gooey and yummy! I am trying to stay away from cake... it is a HUGE weakness... and yours looks wayyyyy toooo gooooooood! Thanks for sharing at ON THE MENU MONDAY!

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  13. Oh My! This looks so good!! I will be making this very soon! Thanks for sharing! Your newest follower from threekendrickblessings.blogspot.com

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  14. That looks OH-SO-Yummy!! I"m pinning your recipe SO I can make it SOON. ;)

    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

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  15. YUM!! I have been craving butterfingers lately. I am going to have to try this cake!! I might have to buy a few extra butterfingers to snack on while the cake is baking ; )

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  16. I don't think you can go wrong with a cake that looks that good!

    Absolutely love it if you could link up this (and a couple other recipes) to Wonderful Food Wednesday at http://www.athometake2.com.

    Hope to see you there!
    Jessica @ At Home Take 2

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  17. This looks so good Nici! I can't imagine the recipe in the book being any better!! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  18. Thank you for sharing! I have to try and make this for my mom!

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  19. Thank you for sharing! I have to try and make this for my mom!

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  20. Oh, this looks so yummy! I love Butterfingers. Thank you so much for sharing. I definitely have to make this.

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  21. Be still my heart! Thanks for sharing this yummy-ness at Potpourri Friday!

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  22. Butterfingers are one of my favorite candy bars. Cake is one of my favorite desserts. You do the math...LOL Yummy!

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  23. Looks so delicious! They are one of my favorite candy bars. I found your delicious cake next to my link up at 504 Main. Megan

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  24. Hi Nici,
    We just love Butterfingers and this cake would just be awesome! Hope you are having a fabulous day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  25. Hi Nici,
    This looks delicious. My boys would love this. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/natural-coconut-bubble-bath-and.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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    1. Sorry Nici. I know you already link and follow. I just wanted you to know how great this sounds.
      Debi

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  26. Super-delicious looking cake!
    I'd really like a slice of this yummy cake right now :)

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  27. Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional! You've been featured and Pinned so head over and grab a brag button!
    http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2012/09/tuesday-confessional-features_23.html
    ~Macy

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  28. This looks better than good! How can I start a diet knowing I could be making this cake??? :) Thanks for sharing the recipe with us at Gettin' Krafty!

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  29. Butterfingers are my FAV! Cant wait to make this =)

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  30. You had me at 'Butterfinger'! Looks SO great! Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up!

    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

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  31. Wow, I am going to make this one. It looks heavenly. no calories, right?

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  32. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/how-to-make-natural-tinted-lip-balm-and.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  33. I just wanted to let you know I featured you today on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and check it out:>

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/2012/09/20-fall-treats-feature-friday-linky.html

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  34. This looks so scrumptious!!

    Would love for you to link it up at my new Empty Your Archive link party which is a chance to dust off great  posts from your archive - there is a special feature this week on big cakes! - would really love to see you there, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

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  35. Oh yum!! Wishing I wasn't on a diet right now! ;)

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  36. Looks delish, Nici! I love butter fingers ~ sooo going to try this!
    I'm visiting today from Mop It Monday. I hope you get the chance to visit my blog, linkup and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me at my NEW party!! Open NOW (Sat thru Fri) @ DIY Showcase Link Party

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  37. The Bible study and this cake, just wonderful, Nici! Wish I had a piece, though..like right now, lol.. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  38. I'll definitely make this one for Thanksgiving. My nieces will love it. And so will everyone else. Thanks for sharing.

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