Mary Russell Recipe

The Original Better Than Sex Cake

By Mary Russell marymazilla


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.


Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Prep Time:

Ingredients

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
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare yellow cake mix as directed.
after it is cooled. use a the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes in the cake
2
pour the entire can of crushed pine apple evenly over the cake juice and all
3
Prepare the instant pastacio pudding before it sets up pour over the top of the pineapple and cake (layering)
4
Next layer the Cool whip topping using a spatula to make peaks
5
Sprinkle coconut on top of the coolwhip
6
sprinke chopped nuts on top of the cool whip
7
Drain and rinse the cherries in a calender under cold water. slice them in half and arrange astectically on top the cake.
8
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.