Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Better Than Sex Cake


OK, it's not really, but if you need a chocolate fix this is it! I know that this is a pretty well known recipe and that there are many versions, but this is my favorite one. Besides anything that calls for loads of chocolate and a can of sweetened condensed milk is worthy of my blog!

Better Than Sex Cake

1 box chocolate cake mix (+ whatever it calls for on the back)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 jar hot fudge sauce
1-8 oz container of cool whip
4 Skor* Bars, crushed (or Heath Bar)

Make and bake cake according to box directions in a 9x13 in pan. As soon as it comes out of the oven, poke holes with the handle of a wooden spoon all over the cake. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the top. Let cool completely. Next spread fudge over the cake, and put in the fridge to set. When it is cool, spread coolwhip over the top and then top with crushed score bars. Refrigerate leftovers. I like this cake better the next day as the cake gets more moist.

* Sorry if this was confusing to some of you!  Apparently I totally spell this candy bar wrong and some people didn't know what in the heck I was talking about!
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36 comments:

  1. I have had this before and in my mind there has GOT to be something better than COOL WHIP for the topping. It is just glorified air in my book and not worthy to sit on this cake. The CAKE is great but I think as a whole it could be better.

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  2. CJ, maybe equal parts heavy whipping cream and cream cheese? it's my go-to easy icing. i just throw in my mixer until it gets nice and fluffy. sometimes i'll put a bag of pudding mix in to give it some more flavor if necessary.

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  3. I love the cool whip. Everything else is so rich that the lightness of the cool whip adds something to it.

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    1. I agree completely! The cool whip is perfect on this cake. It would be way too rich with a heavy icing.

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  4. What about putting a different candy bar on top? Anyone every try that?

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    1. I crush up butterfinger bars and put on top.

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  5. I make a similar cake with butterfingers sprinkled on top. After poking holes in the top of the hot cake, I pour a jar of caramel syrup (ice cream topping) on top. Then cool whip, then crushed butterfingers. It is amazing. Everyone loves this cake and begs for the recipe. I love it because it is so simple!

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  6. My mom used to make it and put chocolate chips on top. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I have been looking for my moms copy forever.

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  7. This looks amazing! It's spelled "Skor" bars, that might make it easier to find.

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  8. Instead of condensed milk I use heated caramel sauce.

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  9. I'm still trying to wipe the drool off of my face...this sounds amazing!

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  10. Super Wal-Mart sells Milk Chocolate Heath Bits in a bag (baking isle).... I buy them and keep them in the freezer to make our version of this!

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  11. This looks amazing!
    Question: If I am traveling a couple hours with the cake, would you suggest just putting the cool whip and topping on before serving? Thanks!!

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    1. When I took this to a girls weekend trip I made it like always and then kept it cool in a cooler. That way I didn't have to take the things with me and have to finish it up there.

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  12. I would definitely put it on before serving. If it is cold enough it would probably be fine to travel with it all assembled but it won't change the taste at all to just add it before serving. Enjoy and safe travels!

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    1. Perfect! Thanks SO much! The cake is in the oven and I am pretty darn excited! :)
      I decided to go with a chocolate fudge mix, and am using carmel sauce instead of the fudge, yumm!! :)

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  13. I use sweetened condensed milk and butterscotch ice cream topping, along with the Heath bars. So good and gooey.

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  14. Since I am lactose intolerant, is there a significant reason for using the condensed milk or can I substitue something else?

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    1. I too am lactose intolerant but not to bad but I used banana pudding n coolwhip mix to ur own ratio and it came out awesome

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  15. Do you make this in a 9 x 13 pan or as a layer cake?

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  16. 9x13 for sure since you have to poke holes in the top and let the sweetened condensed milk soak into it. I think the layers would fall apart when you tried to layer them.

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  17. The fudge is that like ice cream topping or..? What aisle would it be in at the store?

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  18. I make this as a trifle, but soak the cake in a cup of kahlua over night, then layer crumbled cake ,chocolate mousse, cool whip and crumbled heath bars till you get to the top .it is to die for and people are always requesting me to make it :) very rich tho

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  19. Good idea as a trifle, I'll make it that way for my daughter's 60th birthday. Shes a chocolate nut and a trifle is her favorite type of dessert

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  20. A better topping than cool whip is the whipped icing that Wilton sells in a box. You mix it with chilled water. Awesome on this cake.

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  21. I haven't tried the cake yet but Tharen needs to step it up!!!

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  22. Instead of hot fudge I use caramel and I use devil's food cake! Do not be stingy with the sweetened condensed milk or caramel/hot fudge! This tastes even better the next day, or in cupcakes!!!!!

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  23. I have always made this cake with melted chocolate icing from the baking isle instead of the fudge... With butterfinger on top.

    I have also made this cake with a yellow cake, condensed milk, coconut flakes and cool whip! YUMMY :)

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  24. Linking up this recipe for my Pinterest Inspiration tomorrow. Thanks so much for the great recipe. I'm your newest follower.

    Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

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  25. For alternate topping: once cake is done & condensed milk added; top w/ mini marshmallows & put back in oven to melt marshmallows.

    ...while marshmallows are melting...

    Mix together 6 tablespoons melted butter, 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 cup milk, and 2-2 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (more or less depending how thin you like your glaze... just not too thin.)

    When marshmallows have melted just to "lightly golden brown" remove cake from oven and pour glaze immediately over melted marshmallows & spread to blend the glaze with the marshmallows... then, top with Skor, Butterfinger, pecans, etc. whatever "crunch" you want on top.

    This same topping can be used on brownies as well... it is SO rich & yummy!

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  26. I only just saw this. I was wondering what is the alternative for hot fudge as I don't think I can get that here in Dubai.

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