Better Than Sex Cake Recipe is an easy cake recipe that is so rich, decadent and simply amazing. It’s also known as Heath Bar Cake and each bite is loaded with caramel, chocolate, toffee and more.

Better than sex cake in a pan with a slice on a spatula.
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Better Than Sex Cake Recipe:

If you are looking for a cake recipe that is frugal, super easy to make and tastes amazing, this better than sex cake with heath bars recipe is the one to try! Each bite is so rich and creamy. Everyone will want the recipe. 

You only need a few ingredients but the results are heavenly. Lots of chocolate, caramel, and more come together to make each bite so tasty. 

The sweetened condensed milk and caramel sauce soak into the cake and make each slice so moist and flavorful.

A slice of better than sex cake

What is Better Than Sex Cake?

With just 5 ingredients, this cake is so easy to make. Lots of chocolate, caramel, toffee and cool whip make this cake heavenly. You will love it and I bet it becomes a favorite anywhere you take it!

Just be prepared though, once you make this cake, everyone will always want you to make it. It is that good.

It is also known as Heath Bar Cake:

Delicious bits of chopped heath bars get crumbled all over the top for an amazing cake. You are going to love this and it is always a popular cake at potlucks, cookouts and more. 

This sweet, gooey chocolate cake is rich and decadent. It starts with a cake mix and the topped with sweetened condensed milk, cool whip and crushed heath bar.

I love that it is so easy to make and very inexpensive. With only 5 ingredients, it is so simple. Everyone always raves about this better than anything cake anytime I make heath bar poke cake. 

A slice of better than sex cake on a white plate with a fork.

Ingredients for Better Than Sex Chocolate Cake:

  • Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake Mix – plus ingredients listed on the box
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – Try our Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe
  • Jar Caramel Sauce
  • Tub of Cool Whip
  • Chopped Heath Candy Bars

How to Make Better than Sex Cake:

  • Prepare Oven – Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 dish by spraying with nonstick spray.
  • Mix the Cake Ingredients and Bake – Make the cake according to the package directions for a 9×13 cake. Bake for about 30 minutes or according to the package.
  • Poke Holes in Cake – When the cake is done baking use the round handle end of a wooden spoon and poke holes all throughout the cake. My kids love to help with this part!
Poking holes with a wooden spoon in a cake.
  • Top Cake with Milk – Pour the sweetened condensed milk all over the top of the cake and spread it out.
  • Pour the Caramel Topping- Next, pour the caramel sauce over the top of the cake and spread it out.
Pouring caramel on a poke cake.
  • Let cake cool – Refrigerate the cake for at least two hours.
A 9x13 pan of Better than sex cake.
  • Top with whipped cream and Heath Bars – Spread the Cool Whip on top of the cooled cake and sprinkle with chopped Heath bars. The cool whip and toffee bits really complete the cake.
A close up image of a slice of better than sex cake on a spatula with a whole cake in the background

Can I make this Cake in the Crock Pot?

You can make Better than Sex Cake in the Crock Pot. It takes about 2 hours for the cake to cook in the slow cooker. It is the same gooey, chocolate cake that you love just made in the crock pot.

What is a Poke Cake?

A poke cake is a type of cake you poke holes in after baking. The holes are filled with a delicious mixture that is poured over the cake and gets into every last inch of the cake. Yum!

Recipes vary but the filling can be a pudding mixture, fruit, sweetened condensed milk and more. This is a very easy recipe.

We love making poke cakes. There are so many different ways to make them and with easy ingredients, pokes cake are our go-to dessert.

A slice of better than sex cake

Variation Ideas:

  • Cake mix– You can substitute other types of cake mix for the Devil’s food cake mix. Try using chocolate or German chocolate cake mix. I think either of these would be yummy in this recipe.
  • Candy– This is a great way to use leftover candy and you can use other types besides Heath. Try using Butterfinger, Reese’s Cups, snickers, Hershey bars and more. Any of these would be great on the cake.
  • Ice cream– If you feeling decadent, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the cake when serving.
  • Use different sauce – Instead of caramel sauce, drizzle chocolate syrup.
  • Chocolate Chips – You can mix in chocolate chips for some extra crunch in the cake mix.
A slice of better than sex cake

How to Store Heath Cake:

  • Refrigerator – If you are placing the leftovers in the refrigerator, make sure to cover with plastic wrap until you are ready to serve again.
  • Freezer – Placing the leftover cake in the freezer is easy to do. Tightly cover the cake with plastic wrap and then foil to ensure that it is complete covered. It will stay good up to 3 months in the freezer.
  • Thawing Cake – Place cake in the refrigerator overnight to allow cake to thaw.
A slice of better than sex cake on a plate with a fork in the middle of it.

How to Serve Better than Sex Cake:

This cake is perfect for any occasion. It is rich and decadent that we take it to potlucks, birthday parties or for a cook out.

It is perfect served with some vanilla ice cream or your morning coffee. We love this cake anytime of the day.

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Better than sex cake

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Better than sex cake recipe is so decadent! It's also known as heath bar cake and each bite is loaded with caramel, chocolate, toffee and more.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 9
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 576

Ingredients

  • 1 Devil’s Food Chocolate cake mix plus ingredients listed on the box
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 16 ounce jar caramel sauce
  • 8 ounce tub of Cool Whip
  • 1/2 cup chopped Heath bars
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 dish by spraying with nonstick spray.
  • Make the cake according to the package directions for a 9×13 cake.
  • When the cake is done baking use the round handle end of a wooden spoon and poke holes all throughout the cake.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk all over the top of the cake and spread it out.
  • Then pour the caramel sauce over the top of the cake and spread it out.
  • Refrigerate the cake for at least two hours.
  • Spread the Cool Whip on top of the cooled cake and sprinkle with chopped Heath bars.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 576kcal, Carbohydrates 115g, Protein 8g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 670mg, Potassium 330mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 55g, Vitamin A 207IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 307mg, Iron 3mg

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  1. Lynn says:

    I made this dessert for work. Most of them are guys. Let me tell you that this was a HUGE hit! I didn’t even tell them the name of it, but WOW the comments I got were very, shall we say, erotic! I never expected that! So, I guess they liked it! I’m sure I will be getting request to make this again very soon.

    1. Carrie says:

      I’m so glad everyone enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Debbie Faulk says:

    Hey Carrie, you mentioned that the cake for Better Than Sex could be cooked in the slow cooker but didn’t give instructions on how to do it. Will you please send me the instructions on how to cook in the crockpot? I’ve heard of this recipe and wondered what it would taste like so I’d like to try it. It’s just sooo hot here I don’t want to heat up the house with the oven. TIA! A loyal follower, Debbie Faulk