Mary Russell Recipe

The Original Better Than Sex Cake

By Mary Russell marymazilla

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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

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Isabel Vela christinabel
Nov 11, 2011
Brought this to work with me this morining and already have friends asking for the recipe!! took pictures...will try to upload later. Thank you for sharing :)
Jul 21, 2011 - Karla Everett shared this recipe with discussion group: COCONUT LOVERS UNITE
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.
Nov 11, 2010 - annie Melton shared this recipe with discussion group: "Cakes from Cake Mixes"