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Better Than Sex Cake

I think the name of this Better Than Sex Cake is pretty self-explanatory but I’ll let you be the judge once you try it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been making this dessert for years and I know many others make it as well but it’s one of my favorites so I wanted to share it

This cake is easily made with a boxed cake and then saturated with caramel goodness that makes it incredibly moist. It’s then topped with heath bits, whipped topping, and chocolate! No one can resist this Better Than Sex Cake!ย 


Ingredients for Better than Sex Cake:

ingredients for better than sex cake

 

    • 1 box of Devils food cake mix and the ingredients to make it (eggs, oil, water)
    • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
    • About 12 ounces of caramel ice cream topping
    • 1 (8oz) container of cool whip
    • 1 (8oz) bag of Heath bar “Bits O’ Brickle” or you can crush your own heath candy bars
    • Chocolate ice cream sauce to drizzle over the top

The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 350, grease a pan with non-stick spray, oil, or butter, and prepare your cake mix just as the box says.ย 

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Your cake should take about 30 minutes but check the box depending on your pan size. The cake will be done when a toothpick comes out clean. While the cake is cooking, pour your sweetened condensed milk and the caramel sauce into a sauce pan and warm over medium low heat for about 10 minutes. You just want it to be warm and a little runnier so it will soak into the cake.

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Once your cake comes out of the oven, let it cool for about 10 minutes and then take the back of a wooden spoon and poke holes all over the entire cake. You won’t ruin it ๐Ÿ™‚

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Once you’ve stabbed your cake to death, go ahead and pour the whole pan of sauce on the cake making sure to cover as much as you can.

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After soaking the cake, I add a layer of the toffee bits. You can add as much or as little as you’d like.

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After adding the heath bar bits, you need to let the cake completely cool before you can add the cool whip. So I put it in the fridge for a few hours until it’s not too warm and the cool whip won’t melt. Then you can take the whole tub of cool whip and spread it evenly over the cake.

Then sprinkle with more toffee bits, and drizzle with chocolate sauce. And that’s it! The longer this cake sits in the refrigerator, the better it gets. I like to make mine the day before a party which is a huge time-save the day of! I hope you enjoy!!

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Better Than Sex Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box of Devils food cake mix and the ingredients to make it (eggs, oil, water)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 ounces caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 container of cool whip (8oz)
  • 8 ounce bag of Heath "Bits O' Brickle" You can find it the baking aisle with the chocolate chips
  • Chocolate ice cream sauce to drizzle over the top

Instructions
 

  • Prepare your cake according to the directions on the box in a 9x13 cake pan.
  • While your cake is cooking, add the sweetened condensed milk and the caramel sauce to a sauce pan and warm over medium low heat until the sauce has thinned and it warm (about 10 minutes)
  • When the cake is done, let it cool for about 10 minutes and then poke holes all over the cake with the back of a wooden spoon
  • Pour warmed caramel sauce over the entire cake
  • Sprinkle the cake with toffee bits and put the cake in the fridge and let it cool for a few hours
  • Once the cake is cooled, Spread the entire container of cool whip evenly over the top
  • Sprinkle with more toffee bits and drizzle with the chocolate sauce
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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14 Comments

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    Kelsey @ Kelsey in the Kitchen
    July 8, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Wow! This looks amazing! I love when a recipe takes a simple box cake mix from the grocery store and kicks it up a notch–or in this case twenty! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Karen
    August 1, 2016 at 6:58 am

    I’ve made something very similar, also to rave reviews. The women agreed with the name, the men weren’t so sure!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Coco and Ash
      August 2, 2016 at 9:58 am

      haha That’s hilarious!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      MaryAnn Nguyen-Kwok
      April 8, 2019 at 1:23 am

      I was going to respond to Karen… if the men were agreeing but their wives weren’t, then they are doing something wrong! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    JVH
    June 3, 2019 at 9:05 am

    I made this and would post a picture if I could. It turned out great. First time I heard about this cake was via Paula Deen. I added butterscotch chips to the cake mix and subbed the water with coffee. I also added 1 tsp of vanilla extract to the mix. Instead of using chocolate syrup, I melted 1/4 cup of Duncan Hines chocolate frosting and drizzled over the top. This is a delicious recipe on its own but don’t be afraid to make it your own. There are so many delectable options! Thanks for posting this and reminding me of this great cake!

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    Donna Campbell
    November 10, 2019 at 11:29 am

    What size pan did you use once you made the larger batch? I’m also wanting to feed a large crowd with this.

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    Ted Knight
    December 26, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Haven’t had cake in two years. Haven’t had sex in five. Which do you think I’m gonna dive for?

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    Deb
    February 2, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Wasn’t sure how far into the cake to make the holes? I went all the way down now I’m thinking all the milk and Carmel went to the bottom! โ˜น๏ธ

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      Coco and Ash
      February 2, 2020 at 4:05 pm

      Itโ€™s totally fine! I usually donโ€™t go all the way to the bottom but the cake will still soak up the liquid. If thereโ€™s any left in the bottom of the pan, just spoon it on the cake ๐Ÿ™‚

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