Chocolate. Caramel. Hot Fudge. Whipped Topping. Butterscotch Chips. This cake has it all and may almost be better than sex!Jump to Recipe
“This cake is good, but it isn’t better-than-sex cake!” “Um, what?” Yeah, that was my reaction too when I was first told the same thing.
One of my coworkers brought a similar cake in to share with the office many years ago when I was working at a doctor’s office in Florida. A few minutes later, as I was devouring one of the best pieces of cake I’ve ever eaten, another coworker came to me and said that the cake wasn’t better than sex.
She knew by the puzzled look on my face that I wasn’t aware that was the name of the cake. I had no clue why she was telling me this. Then we both started laughing.
I knew I needed the recipe because it was absolutely delicious. It’s a sweet tooth’s dream mixture of moist chocolate cake with caramel, hot fudge, whipped topping, butterscotch, and more chocolate. I’ve changed a few things over the years based on different tastes and what was available at the time.
PS: If you need a more kid-friendly name for the cake, you can call it Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake. At least, that’s a little more appropriate for children.
Step by Step
Start the recipe by preparing the chocolate cake batter according to the package directions. Or you can use my recipe for Chocolate Cake if you prefer to make yours from scratch. Add 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips into the batter before pouring into a 9×13 baking dish. Bake the cake according to the directions, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes in the cake. I find this works best while the cake is still hot.
Gently spread the hot fudge on, allowing the cake to melt it a bit if needed. Try to get some of it in the holes poked in the cake. Then pour on the caramel topping doing the same.
Let the cake cool completely before spreading the whipped topping on as a frosting.
Add another layer of hot fudge and caramel on top of the whipped topping.
Sprinkle with the remaining mini chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. The cake can be served immediately and is good warm or cold. I like to keep mine in the refrigerator for storage and eat it cold.
Originally Published On: March 27, 2017
Last Updated On: September 5, 2019
Better Than Sex Cake
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 11 oz hot fudge topping
- 14 oz caramel topping
- 8 oz whipped topping
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Prepare the cake batter according to package
- Stir in 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- Pour the batter into a greased 9×13 pan
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
- Immediately poke holes in the cake with the end of a wooden spoon
- Spread about 2/3 of the hot fudge topping and 2/3 of the caramel over the cake
- Cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes
- Frost with the cool whip
- Drizzle the remaining hot fudge and caramel over the whipped topping
- Sprinkle the butterscotch chips and remaining chocolate chips on top of the cake
- Store in the refrigerator and serve cool
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
30 thoughts on “Better-Than-Sex Cake or Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake”
This looks great. I’m going to try this!
It’s such a delicious cake!
OK- you got me! I pinned this, and will make it this weekend. I also broke the bad news to my husband. 😀
Hahaha, well hopefully he’s ok with it once he tried a bite of this cake!
I will make mine this weekend, maybe I will put my own touch, post on my blog and I will definitely give you the credit. Will let you know.
That sounds great! There are so many ways you could change a few things here and there in the cake. It’s a sweet tooth overload!
This cake looks irresistible! Thanks for sharing the recipe. My sweet tooth is telling me to make this.
Oh it’s a sweet tooth’s dream cake, for sure!
if cake is better than sex, it brings up a lot of questions about whats wrong in your sex life lmao. but this cake looks incredible, and has my sweet tooth craving dessert right now
Yeah, that was similar to my line of thought when I was told the name of the cake! 🙂 It’s a sweet lover’s dream!!
Wow! This Better Than Sex Cake looks yummy and awesome. This is perfect for celebration event!
You’re right, it would be a great cake for a birthday or other party.
This cake looks amazing. I love all things chocolate, so I’m always up for a chocolate cake recipe.
Girl, me too! Chocolate is my weakness for sure.
That looks incredible! I love poking holes in cake to make it more moist & flavorful! This is something I would love to try!
This is the only cake that I’ve tried as a poke cake so far. But it’s so great to get the flavors throughout the entire thing like this.
This cake looks like it would be amazing. I definitely need to give this a try because I am up for anything chocolate.
I have such a sweet tooth. This chocolate dessert is so delicious that my mouth so watering..
If you have a sweet tooth like me, you have got to try this cake. It’s so sweet and delicious!
Me too! Chocolate is my favorite, so I love this cake.
This is on my menu for Sunday. I love anything chocolate and everything about this ooozes delicious. I’ve made this cake before, but I’m interested in trying this recipe. Yuum!
Oh my gosh, it is so yummy! I hope you enjoy the cake!
GIMME! This looks so good! I love a good cake and I totally believe its better than sex LOL
Haha some days, when I really need to fill that chocolate craving, this can be better! Just don’t tell my husband 😉
I can’t cook, but I can bake. And I’m definitely going to try this one. It sounds absolutely delicious.
Baking is all you need to do for this one! It’s a great cake and fun to put together.
Ooooo that looks like one delicious cake! I’m all about baking this time of year. Nothing else to do when it’s cold lol. I will have to add this to my baking list!
Baking is such a great way to pass the time and make memories in the kitchen when the weather isn’t great. Plus, you have a delicious dessert to enjoy afterwards as well!
Ooo love this cheeky post! I am going to have to try this cake, as chocolate and fudge are my kind of flavours for sure xx
Hah, it’s a fun one 🙂 There’s so much chocolate and sweet goodness in this cake.