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Caramel Crunch Cake

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
  • Makes
    18 servings


  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 5 large 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


  • 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 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 250 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • tdawg1004
    Oct 28, 2019

    Did not taste well from the ice box. Cake was dry.

  • luigimon
    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!!!

  • bakergirlmd
    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!

  • Go9ersjrh
    Aug 19, 2012

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

  • SVogel
    Aug 9, 2012

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

  • betherbert
    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!!

  • Nancegam
    Aug 7, 2012

    Wonderful and totally decadent!

  • puffs
    Aug 3, 2012

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

  • Herringbone
    Aug 2, 2012

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

  • Beachlover23
    Aug 2, 2012

    The condensed milk made it too sweet and too soggy.