Better than anything cake!

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This better than anything cake has a rich chocolate base and is infused with caramel and sweetened condensed milk. To top it all off, you’ll add some whipped topping and toffee bits. So delicious and such an amazing chocolate poke cake recipe!

Better than anything cake

Chocolate Poke Cake

My family loves homemade cake, but there’s some days you don’t have time to make a cake from scratch. That’s when I love to use a box cake mix and dress it up a little.

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This chocolate cake (also known as the ‘better than sex cake’)  is one of my husband’s favorite cakes. We call it ‘better than anything’ cake to keep it family friendly. This delicious dessert is made with devil’s food chocolate cake, infused with caramel and sweetened condensed milk (my fave!) then topped with Cool Whip (or homemade whipped cream) and Heath toffee bits. Seriously, does it get any better than that?! I don’t think so. ;)

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How to make better than anything cake

This better than anything cake is one of the easiest recipes out there! Just follow the simple steps below to get started. Scroll down for the printable better than anything cake recipe.

  1. Bake the cake according to the directions.
  2. Remove the cake from the oven and poke holes all over the top with a butter knife or fork.
  3. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the cake. Then drizzle the can of sweetened condensed milk over top. Allow the topping to soak into the holes.
  4. Once the cake is at room temperature, top with Cool Whip and toffee bits.
  5. Store in the refrigerator one hour before serving.

Ways to modify this chocolate poke cake

  • I used a box cake mix to make it easier, but feel free to make your own chocolate cake from scratch.
  • If you’re a topping lover like me, try adding an extra dollop of whipped cream and drizzle of caramel sauce.
  • Not a fan of the toffee bits in this heath bar cake? No worries! Substitute with Reese’s or Oreo crumbles or candied nuts instead.
  • Not a big chocolate person? Try making a vanilla version of this better than anything cake! Use a box of yellow cake mix instead and top with toasted coconut and pineapple.

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Better than anything cake!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: better than anything cake, chocolate poke cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Regrigerate: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 271 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

This better than anything cake has a rich chocolate base and is infused with caramel and sweetened condensed milk. To top it all off, you'll add some whipped topping and toffee bits. So delicious and such an amazing chocolate poke cake recipe! 

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Ingredients

  • 16.5 ounces devil’s food cake mix (1 box, plus ingredients on box)
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 ounces caramel ice cream topping
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate heath toffee bits

Instructions

  1. Bake the cake according to the directions.
  2. Remove the cake from the oven and poke holes all over the top with a butter knife or fork.
  3. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the cake. Then drizzle the can of sweetened condensed milk over top. Allow the topping to soak into the holes.
  4. Once the cake is at room temperature, top with Cool Whip and toffee bits.
  5. Store in the refrigerator one hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Better than anything cake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 316mg 13%
Potassium 177mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Sugars 26g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 11.3%
Iron 6.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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29 comments on “Better than anything cake!”

  1. Hee hee! I got a good chuckle out of this! That’s how a crafty mama does it! Mixing a chocolate cake recipe with a cologne review. The cake looks delicious and who doesn’t love their man smelling good! :) Happy birthday to your hubby!

  2. Yummy! That cake looks delicious and Happy Birthday to your hubby!

  3. Lol better than “anything” cake. I’ve heard of this recipe before but it went by a slightly different name! =)

  4. My husband actually introduced me to this cake several years ago it is something he has made for years and omg it is to die for, let me tell you it certainly can satisfy a chocolate craving, oh yummy! hmmm wonder if I have a devils food cake mix in the house ;)

  5. I let the cake cool before I poked holes and added the Carmel and condenced milk. Did I just screw it up?

    • Sorry you respond to your comment too late. I’m interested to know how the cake turned out? I would think that it would still taste good but that the consistency wouldn’t be the same.

  6. Def. everyone loved it. I had 2 people say it was the best cake ever

  7. This is my husband’s favorite cake! His mom makes it every year for his birthday and he is 37 years old :) I am going to make this over the weekend for him.

  8. What size pan do you use for this?

  9. Thank You, going to make it to take to a party tonight!

  10. Definitely making this for a party that’s coming up this weekend!

  11. My mom used to make this cake all the time! I had forgotten how amazing it is!!! Heading to the grocery ASAP!

  12. This looks SO incredibly tasty!

  13. I wish I had a big piece of this cake right now! Looks so tasty!

  14. Ohmygoodness! This looks like a fabulously decadent (and yet easy to make) cake! How wonderful for a special treat!

  15. I see that I am not the only one that knows that cake under ”better than sex” name. :)

  16. This is absolutely decadent! I’m going to make it ASAP!

  17. I make this cake but use marshmallow creme instead of whipped creme. Yummy.

  18. This is the only “cake” that my family loves! The only thing I do differently is, my pokes are with the end of a wooden spoon. Then as I’m pouring in the  caramel sauce and condensed milk, I pour it into each hole, and it really soaks into the cake.  Give it a try next time. Love this cake!

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