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This Butterfinger Torte will make you skip dinner and go straight for dessert

Posted at 1:41 PM, Jul 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-31 13:41:19-04

RICHMOND, Va - Mary Rapoport, of the Virginia Egg Council, invited us to skip dinner and go straight to dessert with her tasty Butterfinger Torte creation. Mary shared other great suggestions for sweet treats you can share with guests. For more information visit online at www.virginiaeggcouncil.org.

‘Come for Dessert’ Recipe Ideas

If you are inviting folks to come for dessert – make sure the dessert has a wow factor – it should of course, be delicious (folks want their calories to be worth it these days), but it should also be interesting and beautiful.  Here are two recipes that fill the bill.  The individual Baked Alaskas are terrific – keep them in the freezer and take out just what you need – bake them off and serve.  The Butterfinger Torte is an amazing cake – light and luscious – and the crushed Butterfingers give it that unexpected crunch and wow factor!

Butterfinger Torte

3 Butterfinger candy bars

1 Angel Food Cake (made from scratch, from a mix or store-bought)

2 cups whipping cream, whipped with a bit of sugar, whipped or 4 cups non-dairy topping.

  • Place candy in a zip-lock back and crush with a can of soup or a rolling pin.  Set aside.
  • Slice the Angel Food Cake into three layers, using a serrated edge knife.  Frost first layer with 1/3 of the whipped cream and 1/3 of the crushed candy bars.
  • Repeat with next two layers.  Keep refrigerated until serving time.  Slice with serrated knife.