Better Than Sex Cake

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This Better Than Sex Cake is as good as it sounds. Moist chocolate cake filled with caramel sauce and topped with Cool Whip and Heath! If you are looking for the best and easiest chocolate cake recipe you’ll ever try, you have come to the right place.

Take your love of chocolate to a whole new level with this cake that really is better than, well, you get the idea!

slice of better than sex cake on a white plate

Better than Anything Cake

What is better than sex cake?

Better Than Sex Cake, also known as Better Than Anything Cake, may have an R rated name, but it is definitely a G rated recipe! A fast and delicious cake made with the whole family in mind.

If you have never tried this cake before, you are in for something special. It is a chocolate poke cake infused with sweetened condensed milk and caramel sauce.

Then, it’s topped with whipped topping and chocolate and toffee bits – you can imagine why it’s called what it’s called. A moist decadent cake that really is better than anything.

slice of chocolate cake sitting in caramel sauce on a white plate

Part of what makes this delicious chocolate cake recipe so easy is the use of store-bought ingredients. Who doesn’t love fast, easy, convenient, and sinfully delicious?!

Whether you make this for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, a Birthday, or really, any day, Better Than Sex Cake is the perfect dessert no matter the occasion. Such a simple and fast chocolate cake recipe everyone will love!

Tools you’ll need

  • 9×13 Baking Dish – I love that this has a cover so you can store leftovers.
  • Hand Mixer – As much as I love my stand mixer, I use my hand mixer even more.
  • Wooden Spoon – Not only to stir things, but in this case, you’ll need the end of the spoon to poke holes in your cake.


Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe, why you need them, and possible substitutions. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card with measurements.

  • Devil’s Food Cake Mix – Plus ingredients listed on the box. Really, any chocolate cake mix will do.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – Not to be confused with evaporated milk.
  • Caramel Sauce – Use your favorite, I like Sanders.
  • Frozen Whipped Topping – Cool Whip, but you’ll need to thaw it.
  • Toffee and Chocolate Bits – I use Heath brand.
overhead shot of better than sex cake ingredients

How to make it

This section shows you how to make this recipe, with process photos showing the steps to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.

  1. Step One: Follow instructions on the cake mix and bake the cake.
  2. Step Two: Once baked and out of the oven, use the end of a wooden spoon (or a fork) to poke holes all over the cake, making sure you get most of the way through but not to the very bottom.
  3. Step Three: Pour sweetened condensed milk over the cake, making sure to get it into the holes that way the cake absorbs all of that sweetness. Using the caramel sauce, follow the same step. Pour all over the cake making sure to get in the holes.
pouring condensed milk & caramel sauce into a chocolate poke cake

The reason you don’t want holes all the way through to the bottom of the cake is that it would run right through and settle at the bottom of your cake pan.

Cover and refrigerate. This allows time for the sweetened condensed milk and caramel sauce to soak into the cake.

  1. Step Four: Once set spread whipped topping over top and sprinkle with chocolate and toffee bits.
overhead shots of making better than sex poke cake

Then, try not to eat it all yourself!

Serve this Better Than Anything Cake after a dinner of Zucchini Taco Boats. BALANCE.

How to store it

If by chance you happen to have leftovers, it will need to be put back in the fridge just due to the whipped topping.

This cake is served best cold or at room temperature so the beauty of it is you never need to reheat it. Unless of course, you want to 🙂

overhead shot of a slice of cake being served

How many does it serve?

This particular recipe serves 12. If you are serving it for a small gathering, chances are you’ll be lucky enough to have some again the next day.

shot of the inside of a gooey better than sex cake

Need more cake recipes? Try these:

Cannoli Poke Cake

Pistachio Poke Cake

Hot Chocolate Poke Cake

Chocolate Snack Cake

Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

slice of gooey chocolate cake on a white plate
slice of better than sex cake on a white plate

Better Than Sex Cake

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
This Better Than Sex Cake is as good as it sounds. Moist chocolate cake filled with caramel sauce and topped with Cool Whip and Heath! If you are looking for the best and easiest chocolate cake recipe you'll ever try, you have come to the right place.
4.80 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 413 kcal


  • 15.25 ounce Devils Food cake mix plus ingredients to make the cake
  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 ounces caramel sauce
  • 8 ounces frozen whipped topping thawed
  • ½ cup toffee and chocolate bits I used Heath brand


  • Prepare and bake the cake according to the package directions. Let it cool slightly.
  • Use the end of a wooden spoon (or a fork) to poke holes all over the cake. They should go most of the way through but not all the way.
  • Pour sweetened condensed milk over the cake, making sure to get it in the holes. Use a spatula to spread it around, if needed.
  • Pour caramel sauce over the cake, again spreading with a spatula to evenly distribute.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • Top with whipped topping and toffee bits.
  • Slice & serve!


Any variety of chocolate cake mix can be used.
Store covered in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
If you prefer a sweeter cake, you can use up to 14 ounces (the full can) of sweetened condensed milk and 12 ounces of caramel.


Serving: 1gCalories: 413kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 486mgPotassium: 286mgFiber: 1gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 147IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 183mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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  1. Steph says

    5 stars
    I have been making this cake for years. I use German chocolate cake instead of devil food cake. It is a hit wherever I take it.

  2. MaDonna says

    I am going to make that cake better than sex cake. It really look good.

    • Melissa Williams says

      Let me know how it goes! It’s a sweet one.

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