Sunday, July 7, 2013

Better Than Sex Cake

I've been hearing some buzz about this infamous "Better Than Sex" cake on some of my favorite foodie websites and I decided to give it a try for one of my friend's graduation parties. This is the tropical version of this recipe but there is also a chocolate recipe which I plan on trying soon. This is a version of "poke" cake so it comes out so insanely moist and delicious. It was definitely a perfect summer cake! 
Note: the name of this cake makes for some very interesting conversation! 


1 box yellow cake mix (and necessary ingredients)
1 box instant vanilla pudding
1 large can of crushed pineapple 
1 tub cool whip
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup of Malibu Coconut Rum
1 cup of sugar
2 cups of cold milk


  1. Prepare yellow cake mix as directed using a greased 9" round cake pans or one 13 x 9. The cake should take approximately 30 mins to cook at 350. 
  2. As the cake bakes, pour the pineapple (with juices), Malibu and 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir this mixture constantly because it will stick otherwise. Once the mix is brought to a boil, simmer it for approximately 10 mins. Set it aside to cool slightly. 
  3. Remove cake from oven and using a fork, pierce holes into it. Pour pineapple mixture over hot cake and set aside.
  4. Prepare pudding according to package directions. Instant pudding works best with whole milk. Spread pudding over cake and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
  5. While your cake is chilling, take 1 cup of shredded coconut and spread it out evenly on a baking sheet. Place it in the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 5 minutes. Be sure to continuously look at and turn the coconut to prevent burning. 
  6. When your cake is cool, use Cool Whip to ice the entirety of the cake. Decorate with toasted coconut and pecan pieces. 

Note: I used sugar free pudding and sugar free cool whip. This recipe could be even further lightened up if you use a reduced sugar cake mix and light style canned pineapple. 


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