Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
Just plain YUMMY!!!
For the cake
- 4 (2 1/8 ounce) butterfinger candy bars
- 1⁄2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 3⁄4 cups granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 4 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 2⁄3 cup buttermilk
For the frosting
- 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1⁄4 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 6 cups powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
- To prepare the cake: Preheat oven to 350°F Grease and flour two 9" cake pans. In the food processor, coarsely chop the candy bars; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Mix in the mashed bananas and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk alternately to the egg mixture (in two to three additions each) and incorporate thoroughly. Fold in the chopped Butterfingers and divide the batter between the cake pans.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cakes on wire racks for 10 minutes. Invert onto a rack and cool completely before frosting.
- To prepare the frosting: In a large mixing bowl, blend the cream cheese, butter and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add the powdered sugar and peanut butter and mix until smooth.
- To frost the cake, place one layer on a serving plate. Spread 1/4 of the frosting over the top. Place the second layer on top. Spread the remaining frosting over top and sides of the cake. Can garnish with additional crushed Butterfingers if desired!
- Makes 10 servings.
This was a fantastic tasting cake. I thought it tasted just like butterfingers. The bananas make it so moist. We liked the texture of it better the next day. The icing is yummy too. Thanks for posting this recipe.
Beware of the icing!!!!!! You will it all of it before you even icing the cake. I made this cake to sell at a local farmers' market today and boy did my customers love it. They thought the name was intriguing and they loved the mixture. I will be making this one often. I did top the icing with the left over butterfingers.
I made these as cupcakes. They never seemed to be quite done. In spite of that they were amazing. The icing is to die for. I will be making these again for sure!