A Sinfully Delicious Better Than Sex CakeTo make a sinfully delicious Better Than Sex cake so good your guests swoon with pleasure use a devil’s food cake, round pans, and lots and lots of real whip cream
Better than Sex Cake is a sinful dessert with questionable intentions that gets to know you with a little devil’s food cake, pours on the caramel, and finishes everything off with lots of whip cream on top.
It’s not very often you come across a recipe that makes people blush and giggle when you say its name or has so many aliases that it deserves a wanted poster.
A few aliases this cake goes by are Better Than Anything Cake or Better Than You Know What Cake for those with a more puritanical bent, BTS Cake for people who think everything should be short & sweet, and Divorce Cake for those trying to get over something.
What it is, is a poke cake, which in this case isn’t a euphemism, it’s a cake you poke holes in after it’s baked to add a filling or liquid. It’s also delicious and an easy way to liven up the most boring potlucks.
Whether or not the cake lives up to its name is for you to decide, but for your sake, we hope it doesn’t.
Two Ways to Have It
The most common way to make BTS cake is to bake it in a 9 by 13 pan. It’s not the prettiest way to serve it but is the easiest way to serve a large group.
The addition of the condensed milk and caramel makes it difficult to take a whole 9 by 13-inch cake out of the pan meaning it has to be served from the baking dish.
For a truly show-stopping presentation turn it into a layer cake by baking it in 9 inch round pans. The smaller pans make it easier to get the layers out and onto a nice serving dish.
Turning it into a layer cake also lets you sprinkle the crumbled toffee bars in the middle and spread the whipped cream across the whole cake.
How to Make the Best Better Than Sex Cake
If you’d like to make a sinfully delicious cake people will remember, and who doesn’t want their dessert to be sinfully delicious, use these tips.
Use a rich chocolate cake, whether you’re making the cake from scratch or using a mix. We recommend using a devil’s food cake for obvious reasons along with its superior texture and flavor.
After the cake has finished baking and while it is still warm poke it full of holes. As far as poking tools go, nothing beats a good chopstick.
It helps to warm the condensed milk and caramel together on the stove before pouring them onto the cake. Warming them helps distribute the flavors evenly throughout the cake and makes the sauce easier to pour.
It helps to pause every now while pouring to let the sauce soak into the cake, which helps keep it from running across the top and pooling on the sides.
This Better Than Sex cake recipe can be made ahead of time and is at its best a couple of hours after the caramel and condensed milk have a chance to soak in. The cake is particularly delicious with a fresh pot of coffee or a round of Classic Old Fashioneds.
Better Than Anything cake, like everything in life, tastes much better with real whipped cream instead of the fake stuff that lives in the freezer and is basically the scourge of all that is good in the world.
The finished cake should be stored in the fridge and will keep for a couple of days. It might last longer than that but we’ve never been able to keep one around more than two days.
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Baking the cake in a 9 by 13-inch pan
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