Friday, March 6, 2009

Butterfinger Cake and a CELEBRATION!

Look at this Butterfinger Cake! Oh mercy, it is so good!
First I want to tell you that I found this recipe over at The Southern Plate. Wow, she has some good recipes!
I made this cake sometime last year, & let me tell you that it is DELICIOUS. And it gets even better after it has been if the refrigerator overnight. Good luck on waiting that out. Mercy.
I also just have to share why we had a celebration here.
Our 18 year old daughter got accepted into college last week!
She had just one college in mind, she applied, & she was ACCEPTED.
We are just so proud of her. We are THRILLED. And so very THANKFUL.
God led us to homeschooling when she was just a little thing, & we followed His call.
For 13 years we've been on this road, & it's been wonderful journey.
Sometimes the road was rocky, & sometimes it seemed like it was uphill a lot of the way (Latin 2 for me...LOL).
But it was the way we were led & it was so worth the journey. Gosh, I don't want to make it sound like it was all hard & uphill. It was wonderful. Teaching your own child how to read is just a joy that's so hard to put into words. Seeing that lightbulb come on when they realize what you're trying to teach them is also beyond words for me.
It was years of hard work & I wouldn't change it for anything. We'd do it all again (and we are, because our son is finishing up kindergarten this year)!
Now it's not just "my" grades that I gave her.
It's not just "my" official transcript.
It was her SAT scores.
And it was her getting an offer of admission to a big university.
I'd love to tell y'all which one. But because this is the internet, I don't really want to put it out there where our little darling is going to be. :) I will tell you that it is one of the 'big ones' here in Indiana. I'm not big on sports, but I think it's considered a "big ten" college. LOL It may have something to do with basketball....I don't know.
Before I chatter on & on, I want to give God all of the glory & honor & praise! Without Him, we simply could NOT have done this. Thank you God.
So we needed to celebrate! I asked her what kind of cake she'd like. Her favorite cake is Lori's Creme de Menthe cake. She did just have that cake a little over a month ago, so she picked this Butterfinger Cake. It had been a long time since I made it.
Butterfinger Cake
1 box devil’s food cake mix
1 bottle caramel topping
1 can sweetened Condensed milk
1 large tub cool whip
1 Butterfinger bar (I used 2 because I couldn't find a BIG one)
Prepare cake according to package directions. Immediately after removing cake from oven, poke several holes all over the top with a fork. Mix sweetened condensed milk and caramel together, pour over hot cake, spread it over the entire cake. Chill well. After cake has chilled completely, spread cool whip over the top and sprinkle crushed Butterfinger bar on top of cool whip.
Try this cake. It is amazing.


Claire said...

My roomie has made this before. It was pretty good but because of my taste for (or lack thereof) chocolate, I think I'd prefer it with a yellow or even french vanilla cake instead. YUM!!! BIG CONGRATS to your daughter!!!!! And high five to you...I admire families that can homeschool...we "did it" for a year when we were overseas but were not meant for that! Because of my drive to do well and brother's laziness, I basically taught myself while Mama struggled with Philip! Oh well. :-)

Jane said...

As much as I love chocolate,
I think this cake would be AMAZING with french vanilla. Thanks Claire, I am going to try that.

Thanks on the congrats. We're pretty proud. :)

Kel said...

I followed your link on your comment on Southern Plate. I just had to give a shout out to you. I am the mom to triplet girls who are graduating in May. We have homeschooled as well. And yea, they did great on the SAT. Actually, they did better on ACT but all the colleges we applied to would take either. They have been offered great scholarships to the small Christian college they will be attending next year! Praise the Lord. It is doable isn't it? Well, with His grace, mercy and patience!!!