We have another candy-filled recipe for you this week, and this time it’s cake! We’ve already taught you how to make homemade butterfingers using candy corn and peanut butter, but did you know you can make a cake with butterfingers? We took a box cake mix and spruced it up Cake Mix Doctor-style with some add-ins and fun frostings. This will surely satisfy any of your candy cravings! But nobody better lay a finger on our Butterfinger cake. Make your own! :)
- 15 fun size Butterfinger bars
- 1 box butter cake mix (we used Betty Crocker)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup water
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tub chocolate frosting, or
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup milk
Place 10 butterfinger bars in a plastic bag and crush with a mallet. Place crushed butterfingers through butter in a large bowl and mix for 2 minutes. Divide cakes between two 9- or 8-inch round cake pans and bake according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
For the filling, mix peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk in a large bowl until creamy. Set aside.
For the frosting, you can substitute a tub of chocolate frosting or make your own. To make your own, place butter through milk in a large bowl and beat until creamy.
To frost the cake, place one layer on a plate and cover with a thick layer of peanut butter filling. Top the filling with another cake and cover with chocolate frosting.
Crush the remaining 5 butterfingers and sprinkle decoratively around the edges.
This is pretty perfect for a sophisticated Halloween soiree, don’t you agree?
Might have to try crushing up other types of candy and throwing them in the cake batter mix. Could be an awesome way to repurpose leftover Halloween candy!