Better than sex cake
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A better than sex cake with birthday candles
Alternative namesBetter than Robert Redford Cake
Place of originUnited States
Serving temperatureChilled, or just cooled
Main ingredientsFlour, sugar, eggs, filling, sugar mixture

Better than sex cake, also known as the better than Robert Redford cake[1] or better than best cake, is a cake consisting of a chocolate cake mix, of the maker's choosing, a moist center, and whipped cream covering the exterior.[2] One version of the cake featured by Paula Deen on her series Paula's Home Cooking calls for yellow cake mix, canned pineapple, vanilla pudding, heavy cream, and toasted coconut flakes.[3][4][5]

The cake's moist center is typically created by inserting a fork into the cake several times and filling the holes with a mixture containing sugar and a flavoring or fruit such as pineapple.[6][7] It is traditionally baked using a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan and then refrigerated and eaten cold. The basic recipe for the cake has been altered depending on the tastes of the person making the cake and alternates include vanilla, banana, or candy flavors. [8][9][10]

See also


  1. ^ Dave Monroe, Fritz Allhoff (2007). Food and Philosophy: Eat, Think, and Be Merry. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 166. ISBN 978-1405157759.
  2. ^ "East meets west on Susan Chartier's Island". KCAW. September 7, 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  3. ^ Moskin, Julia (February 28, 2007). "From Phobia to Fame: A Southern Cook's Memoir". The New York Times. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  4. ^ Moskin, Julia (June 21, 2013). "Food Network Drops Paula Deen". The New York Times. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  5. ^ Horwitz, Tony (2020). Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide. New York: Penguin Books. p. 46. ISBN 9781101980309. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  6. ^ Schwartz, Marlyn (April 29, 1990). "Can food be better than sex?". Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  7. ^ Holland, Barb (Oct 21, 1992). "Pineapples make cake 'better than sex'". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 5 May 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  8. ^ Bennet, Bev (February 18, 1993). "`Better-Than-Sex' Takes the Cake". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Several ways to make cake better than sex". Austin American-Statesman. April 13, 1994. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  10. ^ "Better Than Sex' Recipe Takes The Cake In Contest". Lawrence Journal-World. Oct 28, 1998. Retrieved 23 September 2013.