Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Baked to Perfection!!!

DAY 110

Cake anyone ?!?!?!? 
Yes I'm tootin my own horn!!!!!!

I work with two teachers in the mornings they are both old, older like in their 60's but they are the sweetest ladies ever. Today was Mrs. E's birthday & I wanted to do something special for her. Monday before I left work I hung up the birthday banner in our classroom, (we do this when ever a child has a birthday) and that evening I started on her cake. The toppings & icing it had to wait till the morning. 
I knew right away what kinda of cake I wanted to make for, her favorite candy is Butterfingers, she's always munching on them through out the day. I knew it could be done, I'd never heard of a butterfinger cake but I wanted to give it a try. I googled like crazy, looked all over Pinterest and finally came up with the perfect recipe that was simple yet had some twists  to it as well. I was a bit nervous on how it was going to taste since it was the first time making one. I though about cutting a slice to try it before I took it to work but then figured nah, I'll just wait and see. 

I just knew Mrs. E would have never had a butterfinger cake before, I mean who thinks of these kinda things. Oh boy was I wrong, when I walked in to class to show her the cake first thing out of her mouth was "OH YOU MADE A BUTTERFINGER CAKE".....my face dropped. I was totally caught off guard & not excpecting that one. I said, yes why have you had one before she replied with "Oh yes, my sister makes them and I've made one a time or two before." I was like whelp this is dumbed to fail, she Mrs. E is like THE Betty Crocker when it comes to cooking and baking. I was so worried that my cake would be a disgrace to the butterfinger cake makers and that it would be a total disaster. 

During our snack time with the kiddos we went and got the cake out of the frig. along with ice cream that the other teacher brought and dug right in. I was still nervous when we started cutting in to it, I just hoped it would turn out at least edible. 
OMG~ let me tell you about this cake, I'm completely TOOTIN my own horn over here because it turned out FABULOUS. So much better then I had expected and Mrs. E loved loved loved it. YEAH!!!!!!!!! I scored, I was so happy with her reaction and it just made my day. 
There was so much cake and there was no way we were going to be able to eat it all, so we decided to put it in the kitchen / break room were every body could enjoy it as well. We had people coming in our classroom all morning long asking "who made the cake" saying "it was so good, I need the recipe" it was like I was on top of the world and really it was only over a CAKE. But if you knew how stressed out I was about how it was going to turn out you would understand. I even had the hubbs telling me now to worry that it was going to be good. 
I guess when you try something new for the first time though you never know how the out come is going to be. I can't wait to have a reason to make it again and share with everyone at work or home!!!! 

You should give it a try for your next family gathering or work pot luck hey or even at home!!!!  

Butterfinger Cake Recipe 

1 box yellow cake mix~ fixed as directed on box
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 jar Smucker's caramel ice cream topping 
1 8oz tub Cool Whip
1 bag mini butterfingers ~ crushed 

Bake the cake according to the direction on the box. 
While the cake is baking, mix the milk & caramel topping until well blended. 
When the cake is done & while still hot, poke holes in it with a fork. 
Pour milk mixture over the cake
Allow cake to cook completely. 
Sprinkle half of the crushed candy over top of the cake. 
Spread Cool Whip over top, then sprinkle the remaining candy bars on top. 
Store in the frig. until ready to serve !!!!



wHiT said...

OMG SAVE ME A PIECE! or maybe two.

lilmoomoo said...

I LOOOOOOOOVE butterfingers!!!
I will have to try this sometime!!

I'm so glad it turned out good for you- but DUH that it would.. you are a kitchen queen!!!

Lydia said...

Mmmm... I definitely need to try out that recipe! It almost sounds akin to "Better Than Sex Cake" but more amazing.

Brittany said...

Yummmmmm! Looks DELISH!

❈ Annie - Blonde Glambition ❈ said...

Your co-worker is one lucky chickadee! The cake looks yummy! I wonder if it would be good with a twix bar instead?