First known as Better than Sex Cake, then Better than Robert Redford Cake, followed by Better than Brad Pitt Cake and finally (last I heard) cleaned up with the totally uninteresting Better than Anything Cake, this cake has been around a long time, evidenced by the fact this “new” recipe calls for an 18.25 oz. cake mix which no longer exists. (The big food corporations thought we were dumb and wouldn’t notice) There’s also a variation using yellow cake mix and pineapple. The chocolate variations, like this one, vary slightly – some, like this one, call for caramel topping (I use Mrs. Richardson’s) and/or the addition of a half/full can of sweetened condensed milk. I like this recipe because it calls for both – and the full amounts of each. Some tips: I’ve always used Heath Bars, only on the top, not in the middle, as this recipe directs. Not sure I’d like them in the middle too. When the toppings are poured over it’s easier if you warm the caramel topping slightly – and fill in the holes made by the wooden spoon before pouring the rest over the entire cake. To give you an idea of what goes on once you add the toppings, I remember a boyfriend my daughter had in college remarking that the cake was “leaking.” There are little pockets of “gooey ooze” in every delicious bite. This cake is beyond easy and beyond delicious. I’ve made this often for a good couple of decades. It has been a hit every time I’ve made it and has been known to bring grown men to their knees.
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First known as Better than Sex Cake, then Better than Robert Redford Cake, followed by Better...