Thursday, August 30, 2012

Butterfinger Cake - Guest Post

I know right?  I literally want to just pick a small piece of the candy...

Today my guest writer is Stephanie Carlson from "It's Not Just About the Recipe" found HERE.
I am truly honored and humbled to have Stephanie guest post for me.

Stephanie and I just "clicked" from the word "get go".  Has that ever happened to you? 
That's exactly what happend with Stephanie and I.  We just clicked!!  We share our love of food, family, drink (who said that, is my mom reading... ), animals and most of all, life!!
She loves to cook, create, revamp but most of all enjoy...
Please take a moment and visit her blog, you will be hooked, I'm telling you!!  I know I am!!
Without further ado!!

Hi Everyone!   

I’m so excited to be here with you today! I’ve been a regular follower of Didi for some time and I am continually inspired as a person, foodie and blogger by her creativity and style.  I didn’t hesitate to say “YES” when she honored me with an invitation to be a guest host. 
Today I’m sharing a recipe I learned back in Home Economics class. I’ve kept this dessert recipe in my recipe box for over 35 years. It’s an oldie, but a goodie and it never fails to please. The best part about this recipe is there’s NO BAKING involved!
Thank you to Didi and all of you for letting me share this recipe with you. Congratulations to Didi, her family and especially her daughter and new son-in-law.  

“May their life be long and happy,
their cares and sorrows few;
And the many friends around them
prove faithful, fond and true.” 

Butterfinger Dessert

1 cup saltine cracker crumbs, finely crushed
1 cup graham cracker crumbs, finely crushed
8 tbsp. (1 stick) butter, melted
2 Butterfinger candy bars, coarsely crushed
1 large pkg. (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding
1 ½ cups milk
3 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
2 cups whipped topping (Cool Whip)
Line the inside ring of a 10-inch springform pan with parchment paper. You can find a really great tutorial for how to do this HERE.  You don’t need to line the bottom, just the sides.

Combine the cracker crumbs and melted butter in a bowl and mix well.  The mixture should resemble wet cement. Reserve 1 cup of the crumb mixture to use as a topping for the dessert. Press the remaining mixture into the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the crumbs of 1 Butterfinger candy bar over the crust. Refrigerate until needed.

In another bowl, use a hand mixer on low speed to combine the pudding, milk and ice cream until smooth and well blended. Pour the filling on top of the crust and chill until firm – at least 1 hour.

Before serving, spread the whipped topping over the filling. Sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture over the whipped topping and then sprinkle the remaining crushed Butterfinger candy bar over the crumbs.

Carefully loosen the springform ring and remove the ring and parchment paper. Smooth any rough spots with an offset spatula, if necessary. Store in the refrigerator.

This dessert can also be made in a 9 x 13 pan, but you’ll need to adjust the ingredients to the following:

1 ½ cups saltine cracker crumbs, finely crushed
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs, finely crushed
10 tbsp. butter, melted
3 Butterfinger candy bars, coarsely crushed
2 small packages (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding
2 cups milk
4 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
3 cups whipped topping


 Thank you Stephanie!!  I cannot wait to make this scrumptious cake!!

Till next time!!

Dishin with Didi


  1. Thank you SO MUCH for letting me guest host this week! Congratulations, again, to you and your family!

    Now, if I could just get you to move closer to me, so I could spend time with you in-person . . . .

    1. Thank you so much Stephanie!! I CANNOT WAIT to make this for a family gathering!!! Man, oh man does that sound delicious especially with the link for the instructions!!

      Thank you for the blessings and congrats on my daughter's wedding!! She was absolutely GORGEOUS!! I couldn't stop crying!! I can't thank the make up artist enough for the water proof makeup!!

      Thank you my friend!!!!


    1. Gobble, gobble is a "perfect word"... cuz that is exactly what I want to do with is amazing cake!!!