Saturday, February 16, 2013

Better Than Sex Cake with CARAMEL

You know we had to do it! We just couldn't stop ourselves, we had to add caramel to this already very good cake. It just wouldn’t be right if we didn’t.

Better Than Sex Cake with Caramel and Rolos
I’ve never made this cake. I’ve eaten it plenty, but never whipped one up myself. Two words. Pretty easy. Adding the caramel was an amazing choice. I’ve had the idea of a Lemon Better Than Sex Cake, but since our caramel party was approaching I thought why not do this one first. The lemon one will be coming in the next few months. I love me some lemon!

Back to THIS cake. Here's what you'll need:

(Adapted from: Barefoot and Baking)

Bake the cake as instructed on the box. Once cake is done, remove from oven and immediately poke holes into the cake. I used the handle of a wooden spoon. After making the holes, pour the sweetened condensed milk over the entire cake.

Let the cake cool completely. Let me tell you, this is a hard step! Having the scent of warm chocolate cake drifting into my nostrils and I can’t eat it… that's just down right painful. Patience and deep breaths… NO WAIT, don't take deep breaths! Deep breaths only makes it worse.

To resist the urge of eating the warm delicious cake, remove the Rolos from the freezer and crush them into small pieces. We’ll add this to the very top. If you use Heath pieces (what the original recipe calls for) you can buy them already crushed. Someone send a memo to the Rolos company about this genius idea, okay?

After the cake has cooled, add the caramel then the hot fudge. I warmed the fudge in the microwave for 50 seconds to make it easier to spread. It spreads very easily if it’s warm enough but don’t freak out if it lumps in some areas. I promise… this cake is hard to mess up.

Add Caramel
Spread hot fudge
Place the cake in the refrigerator until the fudge sets. It should be about 10 minutes.

Add the cool whip and the crushed Rolos.

So good! I can't even put it into words. It's really that good! It's rich so get a cup of coffee or milk.

And in other news: I told my husband I was making Better Than Sex Cake and added “but I’m gonna change it up a bit”. And… let’s just say he had a typical man comment and leave it at that. Men!?! Am I right?

Reminder: Tomorrow is the CARAMEL party on our Facebook page. Please stop by!


  1. YUM! And I want to know what the husband said! :)

  2. I love this! Thanks for dropping these by the Favorite Things party!

  3. When do you and the sweetened condensed milk? It sounds delicious. Would like to make it for Suday nights Academy Awards Party.

    1. Sorry I meant "Add" the condensed milk. I love your site!!

    2. Oh shoot! Thanks so much for pointing that out! You add the milk right after you make the holes in the cake then you allow the cake to completely cool before adding the fudge and caramel.

      A sexy cake for a sexy night... that is perfect!


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