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{Almost} Better Than Sex Cake

When I was younger, a family friend of ours use to make the best cake ever. I would get so excited for birthdays, if only for this cake. My parents told us kids it was called Betty Cake, so I came to assume it was her personal recipe and no one else had ever tasted this deliciousness.

Fast forward a few years later when I’m at a bridal shower and Betty Cake is there. Wow, her cake has gotten pretty famous! I thought. Until people started calling it something else – Better Than Sex Cake. So I Googled it and of course found this popular recipe.

Now, I’m not sure if my parents knew the real name of the cake or not. Maybe they were just trying to delay the inevitable birds and bees discussion in all possible ways, even if that meant changing the name of a cake.

At this point in my life, I really don’t care what the name of the cake is. I would probably just call it OMNOMNOM if I could, but I guess {Almost} Better Than Sex Cake will do.

If you’ve never tasted this cake, don’t wait for a birthday. Make it today, and remember – eat dessert first.

Better Than Sex Cake

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1 box devil’s food cake mix
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12-ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping
8 ounces Cool Whip
½-1 cup Heath toffee bits


1. Bake the cake according to the directions on the box.

2. Remove the cake from the oven and immediately poke holes all over the top using a fork.

3. In a medium bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk and caramel sauce, then slowly drizzle the mixture all over the cake. Allow the cake to cool completely at room temperature.

4. Spread the Cool Whip over the top of the cake, top with the Heath toffee bits and refrigerate again for 1 hour. Serve cold and refrigerate any leftovers.

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Chewy Chocolate Coconut Bars {recipe}

There once was a time in my life that I would bake the days away, and cook, and bake, and cook. Oh to be a sophomore in college again with an abundance of free time and nothing to fill it with. (except baking) These days it’s rare, because it’s not at the top of my list for things I want to do after working all day. However, I’m trying to bake some for the holidays and upcoming parties and family get togethers, so to start …

Chewy Chocolate Coconut Bars

 2 c. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

2/3 c. butter

2 c. packed brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

3 eggs

1 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips

3/4 c. chopped walnuts

1 c. shredded coconut


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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.

In large bowl, cream the shortening, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract.


Slowly blend in flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut. Spread the mixture evenly in pan.


Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool before cutting into bars.



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Even Olli wants to bake more this holiday.


xo xo

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