Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chocolate Caramel Crunch Cake

Do you like gooey, crunchy, chocolate cakes? If so, this one's for you! When I first saw this recipe last summer at One Perfect Bite, I bookmarked it. Recently, while turning all of my bookmarks into Pinterest pins, I revisited this recipe.

Not sure if the creators of this recipe (originally from Taste of Home) were going for low fat or not but seems that's the theme of this recipe. Low fat, maybe so but oh so delicious. This is one of those recipe where I can think of lots of variations, vanilla or lemon cake? mint cookies or another candy bar for the butterfingers. A quick and easy dessert that looks pretty enough to serve to dinner guests!

Chocolate Caramel Crunch Cake
Courtesy One Perfect Bite from Taste of Home Magazine

1 package (18-1/4 ounces) devil's food cake mix
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

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
2) Combine cake mix, water and egg whites in a largebowl and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.
3) Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
4) 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.

I am linking this to Tasty Tuesday, Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday and Sweet Tooth Friday.


  1. Ooooh Julie, the title got me! This looks and sounds fabulous. I want to see your pinterest boards too....please?????

  2. It looks very pretty indeed! Very fluffy and moist and the frosting only adds to the pleasure!

  3. Low fat means we can have 2 pieces, right? Looks great:@)

  4. What a yummy-looking cake! I love discovering old bookmarks that I've forgotten about. I haven't got on Pinterest yet ... I'm afraid I'd lose even more time in there!

  5. That is a great looking cake! I just want to dig right in to that piece!

  6. This must be wonderfully sweet and good! I'm sure everyone enjoyed your creation.

  7. This really sounds like a cake I had before at a church function, but I never go the recipe for it. It is definitely good! Thanks for reminding me :)

  8. From the title alone I knew this was something I would love...and then I read your post. Sounds amazing! And I love that it's low fat!

  9. Butterfingers are one of my favorites from childhood. I still buy them at Halloween so there's a few extra for me :) This sounds delicious!

  10. Hi Julie,
    This looks like a delicious dessert. I would love to have a slice of this yummy dessert. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Looks like it is packed with lots yummy flavor!


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