Better Than (Bleep) Cake

Since the weather outside today {and every other day this week so far} looked like this:

And because too much “togetherness” is starting to make us feel like this:

{image borrowed from here}

We decided to make this:

Today {for little one’s ears} we called it “Better Than Anything Cake.” But come on, we all know what it’s really called. Yes, this is Better Than Sex Cake. {GASP, did she just say. . .? Yes, I did} Okay, now that you know how good the cake is, you want to make it, right? 
box Devil’s Food Cake Mix {plus ingredients required on the box}
14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
12-oz jar caramel ice cream topping
8-oz container frozen whipped topping
chocolate-toffee candy bar (such as Heath or Symphony) or toffee chips

Mix and bake the cake according to package directions.

Watching the mixer do it’s work. No, they aren’t fascinated by the machine. They are waiting patiently because they know they will get this:

Okay, back to the cake.

Cool for 15 minutes. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes in the cake about 1-inch apart. 

Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the cake, allowing the holes to fill.

 Do the same with the caramel sauce. Place in the refrigerator for several hours. The longer this cake soaks, the better it gets so be sure to prepare it several hours in advance!
 If you decide to use a candy bar for the topping, chop it up into small pieces.

 Just before serving, spread the whipped topping evenly over the cake.

 Sprinkle candy bar pieces or toffee chips over the whipped topping.

Now cut yourself a nice big piece and enjoy!
It made us feel better today!
Be sure to keep this cake refrigerated! 

33 thoughts on “Better Than (Bleep) Cake”

  1. Oh no. I need this in my life asap! It looks so good!

    And those may be the cutest little boys in the world!

  2. Yum! That looks good! I love this cake! The kiddos are too cute…mine used to sit and wait for the beaters and spatulas too. Sometimes they'd ask me not to scrape the bowl so clean so they could scrape it for me!

  3. I still request this as my birthday cake every year (I am in my mid-twenties and could probably bake it myself… but Mom's is always better).

    Growing up we knew it as "Death by Chocolate Cake." It wasn't until I was older that I knew the real name. 🙂 It's delicious no matter what you call it!

  4. wow! I can't believe it's taken me this long to find your blog! It's amazing and exactly what I need to get my mojo going on in my first home! Consider me your new reader! =)

  5. Haha, I make a version of this cake without the sweetened condensed milk/caramel. I bake two round cakes and put chocolate pudding in between the layers, then frost it with the cool whip and break up the Heath pieces on top of the cake. It IS really good!

  6. Hey Jen! How funny that you should post this because this same night I made a version of Better Than (bleep) cake too! Someone gave me their recipe and I must say it didn't turn out as amazing as I thought it would be. But then again the recipe that was given to me was not chocolate (shocking, right?) I can't wait to try the recipe you've posted here, in fact I am hosting a party this weekend with some friends and I am going to make this :0)

    I am not quite sure how I found your blog, but I am sure glad I did! I just love all the different posts, I love the variety! I went back and just about read all of your posts! I just love all of it! Thanks for the inspiration! I can't wait to read all of your future posts 🙂 your boys are so handsome and adorable :0)


  7. My friend just made this for our dinner party last week and I just about died. It's so amazing and easy! Yum… now I want more!

  8. This is the best cake! I love your post! You had me cracking up! I'm your newest follower! Such a cute place you got here! (In my Southern voice) Seriously though, I found you on HOH! Lucky Me!

  9. This sounds WONDERFUL! I usually sub pumpkin for the oil, water and eggs to make it a little healthier but I bet it tastes soooo decadent and dessert-y with all these yummy toppings!!! delish!

    it looks pretty divine too =)

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  10. Very cute little helpers! I am going to have to try out this version. It looks wonderful! Thanks for posting the recipe!

  11. I love this cake! Here's a tip for you – use a hammer or the flat side of a meat mallet to break up the candy bar while it's still in the wrapper. Works great!

  12. i. want. this. i saved this and will definitely be making this in the near future… probably when it's "girl time" and i am in desperate need of chocolate… : )

    my hips wont thank you but tfs

  14. Oh, that looks and sounds very, very yummy!!! I love to bake, so this will be my next try!!! Thanks very much for sharing!!!

  15. I've made a similar recipe called "Holy Cow Cake" and I revamped it with devil's food – because come on – it's DEVIL'S FOOD 🙂

    I didn't even think of doing caramel and Symphony bars on top!


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