Butterscotch Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Butterscotch Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This cake can be made ahead. A moist cake is covered with rich butterscotch ice cream topping, whipped topping and crushed candy bars.—Shelley McKinney, New Castle, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 jar (17 ounces) butterscotch ice cream topping
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 Butterfinger candy bars (2.1 ounces each), coarsely crushed

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 323 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 327mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
  2. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, poke 12 holes in warm cake. Pour butterscotch topping over cake; cool completely.
  3. Spread with whipped topping; sprinkle with candy. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Butterscotch Chocolate Cake in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p7

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 203498
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2014

"I have made this many times and it is always a hit! Very delicious and moist, a very good make ahead dessert"

SmittySmittySmitty User ID: 7613495 29578
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"cuple months back, I finded this resipe and I jess thot that foto was so apatizin that I had to try it my selfs! It turned out wonderness, but wonse I finished this cace, I just done realized I didn't have scotch with me! So I just had to pore the butter down them holes in the cake, and I smeered some marchmalloe fluffie on the top, and adde a cuple gummy worms, and it was wonderness! I macke the nuw verzon I made up regularly now!"

smalltowngirl_VA User ID: 783822 74410
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"I've been making this for years and my family loves it. It's really best if it's made the night before. So good!"

BrittHill User ID: 6559727 203497
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"Made this recipe and everybody loved it! Definitely will make this again."

tracylura User ID: 1459513 76436
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"Always a hit whenever I make it!"

Scarlett1106 User ID: 6264480 76644
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"One of my favorite cake to make! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!!"

heidiamills User ID: 4892012 84626
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"great cake, so easy. I used snickers instead of butterfingers, but everyone loved it!!"

alpaulson User ID: 5046641 31879
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2010

"I absolutely love this recipe. I alternate white and chocolate cake, my customers have fallen in love with it as well!!"

netterae3 User ID: 1454479 29577
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"I have made this several times and everybody loves it!"

lanecrew29 User ID: 4645517 76643
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"I made this for my moms birthday and it was a HUGE hit!! Everyone loved it and best of all is that it was easy to make."

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