Mary Russell Recipe

The Original Better Than Sex Cake

By Mary Russell marymazilla

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
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Mary's Story

In 1985 at a pot luck hosted by my Aunties retirement community in Fl. I was given a piece of the most delious cake by a women who appeared to be in her late ninties. She was so tiny and quit the little lady. When I asked the name of the cake she sheepishly smiled and wispered "Better than Sex Cake" like sex was a bad word.
A few months later I saw were a restaurant in New was making a killing selling the Famous Better than Sex Cake.


1 box
yellow cake mix
1 bottle
jello instant pistacio pudding large box
1 can(s)
16 oz crushed pineapple
8 oz
coconut (half a bag)
1 large
cool whip large tub
1/2 c
chopped peanuts small bag
1 jar(s)
maraschino cherries small jar

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare yellow cake mix as directed.
after it is cooled. use a the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes in the cake
pour the entire can of crushed pine apple evenly over the cake juice and all
Prepare the instant pastacio pudding before it sets up pour over the top of the pineapple and cake (layering)
Next layer the Cool whip topping using a spatula to make peaks
Sprinkle coconut on top of the coolwhip
sprinke chopped nuts on top of the cool whip
Drain and rinse the cherries in a calender under cold water. slice them in half and arrange astectically on top the cake.
refridgerate for 3-4 hours before serving.
The longer you let it set the better it will taste.
I let mine rest over night.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes

  • Comments

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    Mary Russell marymazilla - Oct 8, 2010
    Mary Russell [marymazilla] has shared this recipe with discussion group:
    The Real Better Than Sex Cake
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    Cyndi Tilley cynditilley - Oct 8, 2010
    Yum ... can't wait to try this!
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    Rose Diaz rhdiaz02 - Oct 18, 2010
    My mother was given this recipe when I was younger as well. I was 5 years old, so around 1984. I wondered what my mother was making and she told me that she was making a sponge cake. I used to help her with the ingredients. It is a really delicious original cake, and you don't need to add the lovin' to make it! Try it, trust me you will make it more than once.
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    annie Melton Joeslady - Nov 11, 2010
    annie Melton [Joeslady] has shared this recipe with discussion group:
    "Cakes from Cake Mixes"
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    Linda Tennant Cookingbear - Nov 15, 2010
    Dear Mary,I made this cake yesterday for a party, and it is AWESOME! ( Only had it in the fridge for 4 hrs.), but next time, I'm gonna leave it overnight like you suggested. Will definitely be making this again.