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Hold The Nuts–Better Than Sex Cake
Better Than Sex Cake–No Nuts
Better Than Sex Cake–Kiss the Nuts Goodbye
There were a few others that the husband and I came up with but I’m trying to keep everything at least PG here on the blog so we’ll just stop before we get too deep in the gutter.
This cake is often referred to as a “Better Than Sex Cake” but often it uses some type of nut in the topping. I actually made this cake back at Christmas and totally forgot about sharing the recipe with you all. Today I was deleting a bunch of pictures because Verizon keeps telling me my cloud is full and I found these pictures. That’s when I realized I had never shared this rich, delicious cake with you all.
I made this cake to take to my grandmother’s for Christmas and because there are so many nut allergies amongst my extended family I wanted to change this recipe up a little bit to leave the nuts out. In my family I don’t think there is a single nut that someone is not allergic too so when we have family dinners we all try to leave the nuts at home.
This Nut Free Better Than Sex Cake is so rich and delicious! I have a major sweet tooth but even I have to eat this cake in small portions because it is so rich and sweet, although I’d love to just sit down with a fork and the cake pan. Did I mention this is not diet friendly!
Better Than Sex Cake–Nut Free
1 box chocolate cake mix–Any variation or brand of chocolate cake is fine. For this recipe I used a box of Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake mix, but that’s only because I already had a box in my pantry. The next three ingredients; eggs, oil, and water will vary depending on the cake mix.
eggs–use according to directions on box of cake mix
oil–use according to directions on box of cake mix
water–use according to directions on box of cake mix
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 jar caramel ice cream topping
1 small container of Cool Whip
Twix candy bars–crushed–I used 4 full size Twix bars (2 packages)
1. Bake chocolate cake in a 9×13 cake pan, according to package directions.
2. Allow cake to cool completely and then poke holes in it using the handle of a wooden spoon.
3. Pour 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk on top of the cake.
4. Pour the caramel ice cream topping on next and spread evenly over the top of the cake.
5. Spread Cool Whip on top of the caramel covered cake.
6. Crush Twix candy bars (see my tip below) and sprinkle over the top of the Cool Whip. Cool in the refrigerator until ready to serve. The best thing about this cake is it just gets even better the longer it is allowed to set before serving.
To make the process of crushing the candy bars a little easier I threw them in the freezer while the cake was cooking. I then put the candy bars in my Ninja Master Prep and pulsed it a few times until the Twix bars were crushed. It is okay if there are still some larger chunks.
If you were making this cake (and we hope that you do) what type of candy bar would you choose to use? Leave us a comment below!