Celebration Butterfinger Chocolate Cake

This is the cake I made for my boys recently to celebrate a few good things happening at school…let’s just say we really liked this cake! 2015-09-26-7245 Chocolate anyone? How about Butterfingers? Or better yet how about both? :)

I would like to introduce you to my Celebration Butterfinger Chocolate Cake? It’s a double layer cake which I don’t do too often, but today’s the day!

The boys have some fun things going on and to celebrate I thought this cake would be lots of fun and it was! This cake can be enjoyed to celebrate any fun occasion at all, something special at work, school, church, or any family celebration. Anything you want to celebrate will be even more more fun with my Celebration Butterfinger Chocolate Cake.

Find a reason to make this cake soon, it is D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!

2015-09-26-7213 Nothing like homemade buttercream frosting! But you can always buy a can, or two if you prefer. Do what works for you! 2015-09-26-7216 Layer number one with some delicious frosting. The cake looks very dark, it isn’t burnt. I do NOT like burnt food, especially burnt baked goods.

When making a chocolate cake I always butter or spray my pans and dust them with a little cocoa powder. Works like a charm! 2015-09-26-7220 Have you guys seen these yet? My guess is yes, because where I live we get almost everything last. Sometimes I see products on the internet I can’t buy for 6 months or longer. Oh well what do you do? Anyway, they are Butterfinger Baking Bits.

They are so much fun to work with because they have some real shape and texture to them. They are SO good…after all they are chopped up Butterfingers! YUM!2015-09-26-7224 Now both layers are covered in buttercream frosting. The frosting doesn’t need to be any prettier, because the whole thing is going to be covered in Butterfinger Bits! :) 2015-09-26-7234 The Butterfinger Bits are chopped up already and they come with some nice variation in the size of the chunks. So much fun and so yummy!  2015-09-26-7246

Celebration Butterfinger Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:                                          2015-09-26-7245

2/3 cup butter, softened

1-2/3 cup sugar

3 large eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup baking cocoa

1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda

3/4 teaspoon sea salt

1-1/3 cups milk

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened

4 cups powdered sugar

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1/4 cup milk + more if needed

Butterfinger Topping:

1 bag Butterfinger Baking Bits

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray two 9 inch cake pans with cooking spray and flour pans with regular four, or baking cocoa.

2. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg. Combine flour, coca, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating until smooth after each addition. Pour batter into two greased and floured round 9-inch pans.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until cake is done. Cool on a wire rack. When cake is cool, frost with buttercream frosting.

4. To prepare buttercream frosting, beat butter in bowl until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well. Add vanilla to mixture. Add milk a little at a time until frosting is desired consistency.

5. Stack one cake on top of a cake plate and top with buttercream frosting. Top with second cake and frost entire cake. Completely coat cake with Butterfinger Baking Bits.

Makes 10-12 Servings.

Chocolate Cake adapted from: Taste of Home

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Try my Chocolate Mint Poke Cake…wonderful anytime of year!

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