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An easy and delicious dessert, Better Than Sex Cake combines irresistible layers of chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, caramel, whipped cream, and toffee. Also known as Sex in a Pan or Robert Redford Cake, this popular chocolate cake recipe uses a boxed cake mix making it a semi-homemade delight. Easily made the day before, it’s perfect for any occasion.
Poke cakes, like this Old Fashioned Triple Lemon Poke Cake, are known for being moist, melt-in-your-mouth crowd-pleasing cakes. When you combine the ease of a poke cake with the flavor combination of caramel and chocolate, you know you’re baking something delicious.
Better Than Sex (BTS) Cake is no ordinary chocolate cake, it’s a super-rich and super sweet dessert. Boxed cake mixes are the base for lots of different desserts, everything from bars and cookies to pancakes and ice cream. They cut down on your time in the kitchen and make this one of the easiest cakes you can make.
Better Than Sex Cake Ingredients
- Chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients called for on the box
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Caramel sauce
- Cool Whip
Traditionally, Better Than Sex Cake starts with a simple chocolate cake, any type of chocolate cake mix you want, they will all taste delicious. Once the cake is baked you then use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes in it. Sweetened condensed milk and caramel sauce are poured over the top, creating a moist center, and then it’s topped with whipped topping and chopped up toffee pieces.
Why is it called Robert Redford dessert? Probably because everyone will be as excited to eat this cake as they would be if Robert Redford himself was in attendance. No matter what it is called, Better Than Robert Redford, Next Best Thing To Robert Redford Dessert, Better Than Best Cake, or even Almost Better Than Sex Cake, the result is the same, an indulgent dessert that everyone will love.
How to Make Better Than Sex Cake
FIRST STEP: Bake cake according to box directions.
SECOND STEP: Poke holes with a wooden spoon end.
THIRD STEP: Pour sweetened condensed milk all over top and spread.
FOURTH STEP: Pour caramel sauce all over top and spread.
FIFTH STEP: Refrigerate the cake for one to two hours.
SIXTH STEP: Spread Cool Whip over top.
SEVENTH STEP: Top with crushed toffee candies.
To create the perfect holes make sure not to poke all the way to the bottom.
This recipe calls for a boxed cake mix but you can swap it out for your favorite homemade chocolate cake.
Try substituting hot fudge for the caramel sauce.
Additional topping ideas include chopped candy bars or crushed sandwich cookies.
Storing this Recipe
Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
To freeze, cut into squares and store in an airtight container. Allow to thaw in the fridge before serving.
Better than sex cake
- 1 Chocolate cake mix plus ingredients called for on the box
- 1 can 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 1 jar 14 ounces caramel sauce
- 1 tub 16 oz Cool Whip
- Toffee chopped into pieces (Heath bars or get the baking aisle version)
- Bake cake according to box directions.
- Poke holes with a wooden spoon end.
- Pour sweetened condensed milk all over top and spread.
- Pour caramel sauce all over top and spread.
- Refrigerate the cake for one to two hours.
- Spread Cool Whip over top.
- Top with crushed toffee candies.