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Caramel Crunch Cake Recipe

Caramel Crunch Cake Recipe

I received this recipe from my sister-in-law, and I love how the cake comes together with a convenient mix, water and egg whites. Crushed candy bars make a fun addition to the moist treat. —Heather Dollins of Poplar Bluff, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 can (14 ounces) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup fat-free caramel ice cream topping
  • 5 fun-size Butterfinger candy bars, crushed
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water and egg whites; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. With a meat fork or wooden skewer, poke holes about 2 in. apart into cake. Slowly pour condensed milk and caramel topping over cake; sprinkle with two-thirds of the crushed candy bars. Spread with whipped topping; sprinkle with remaining candy bars. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 18 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 250 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 290 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Caramel Crunch Cake

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2014

"This is sooooo good! I remember this recipe was popular when I was a kid, back in the 80's, and like the other reviews, it was called Better Than Sex Cake. There's another dessert called The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford, but I don't think it's this one, but very similar. Like I said, it was a long time ago, lol!! I think I'll try it next time with Reese's, like KatherineSchleich. My hubby would love that!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"I would skip the frosting here entirely. Try a different version: using a stand mixer with a whipping attachment, whip one small container of heavy whipping cream, beating until the consistency is thick enough to stick to the whip. Add one small box of butterscotch pudding mix and mix until incorporated. Spread on cooled cake and refrigerate. You can drizzle warm caramel over the cake and let it run over the side. This is a not-too-overly sweet cake that satisfies!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

"The family loved it. It was quick and easy to make."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012

"Probably would not use the whole can of sweetened condensed milk & would use more caramel...pretty sweet!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012

"Very good and easy to make. The first two days the cake was absolutely delicious! The only complaint is that the butterfinger candies dissolved on top after the second day in the refrigerator and it didn't look very appetizing after that. We could barely finish the entire cake. Might try making it a layer cake next time. Not too soggy for us. Just right. Added more than 5 candies. Yum!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012

"Wonderful and totally decadent!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012

"Easy to make and would certainly make again----my 91 yr old mother, who's not a chocolate fan, loved it........"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"So quick and easy to make, yet tastes like you worked all day. Delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"The condensed milk made it too sweet and too soggy."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"This cake was so yummy! Took it to a bbq and it was gone in a flash"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"This was so easy and very, very good! I even froze it so it wouldn't be tempting to us, but my husband just gets it out of the freezer and zaps it for 10 seconds then enjoys it again. My granddaughter loves it too!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"Made this one night and everyone loved it! Like the creamy bites you get from the caramel and condensed milk. Did not combine them together but think I will next time for more even distribution on cake.

Love your receipes! Have been a member for many years.
Brenda Motl"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"I will have make it first&then give review."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

"This recipe is amazing! Made it over the weekend. The whole family loved it! I used sugar free caramel topping (not much difference calorie wise). It was even better the next day after sitting in the refrigerator. I will make again and again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2012

"My family has enjoyed this recipe for years. It is awesome and one that is a big hit at parties and Holiday time and gets lots of good comments on and folks wanting the recipe. erwin50"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"This is an awesome recipe. I will be making this again and again. Great for a party or for a holiday..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"I would probably combine the condensed milk and caramel topping since the condensed milk is a little thicker. I would think adding the carmel topping to it would make it a bit more "pourable.""

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"Is there a reason to only use the egg whites other than to make it healthier?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"Have made this recipe many times and call it" better than sex cake". Well probably not but....."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"I have made this cake for many years...it is an oldie but goodie...called by a million names. I have substituted every kind of candy bar...and have used chocolate syrup instead of caramel for my chocolaholic family members and they love it. SOOO easy and very good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"Do you combine the caramel topping and condensed milk or does it matter?

hbnm1325@hotmail.com"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"This has become a go-to recipe for "Oh no, company's coming!" It's relatively easy to prepare, and it's delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"I have been making this for years. Always a favorite. Gets rave reviews everywhere I take it. Like gmasheri stated it's called "Better Then Sex Cake!""

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"Amazing!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2010

"We call this 'Better Than Sex Cake'!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2009

"I've made this cake for a party and all my friends and family loved it! I've been told that this is also known as "Better than Sex" cake."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"I think it means beat on low for 30 seconds."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"Made this for Thanksgiving.My family finished it off in 2 days so I guess it's a keeper."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2008

"Is there a misprint here or does it really mean to "beat on low speed for 30 MINUTES?"

Nikki"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2008

"I make this with Reeses for my bf on anniversaries and special occassions. He loves it!"

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