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Better Than Anything Cake on white plate
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4.95 from 102 votes

Better Than Sex Cake

Quick and easy Better Than Anything Cake is a chocolate poke cake topped with sweetened condensed milk, caramel, whipped topping and toffee bits!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 German Chocolate Cake Mix + Ingredients to prepare water, vegetable oil, eggs etc
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 16 oz jar caramel ice cream topping
  • 8 oz cool whip
  • Toffee bits


  • In a medium sized mixing bowl prepare cake mix as directed on box. Bake according to directions on box in a 9 x 13 inch cake pan.
  • Remove from oven and immediately poke holes in the cake with a wooden spoon. Pour sweetened condensed milk into holes until milk is absorbed. Repeat with caramel ice cream topping.
  • Place in refrigerator and let cool completely.
  • Remove from refrigerator after it is cool and spread cool whip over the cake. Sprinkle with toffee bits as desired.
  • Store in refrigerator.



Do you have to refrigerate cake with sweetened condensed milk?
Yes, I recommend refrigerating this poke cake because of the sweetened condensed milk. First, once the cake absorbs the milk, it needs to set and chilling the cake helps with that. Second, sweetened condensed milk is not shelf-stable once it's been opened. For this cake, the condensed milk is not cooked since you pour it over the cake after it's baked, so it's better to keep leftover cake stored in the refrigerator.
Can I freeze poke cake?
Yes, you can freeze poke cake! I recommend freezing it without the toppings. Just wrap it tightly and keep it in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw it in the fridge before you frost and serve it.
Make Ahead Directions
If you want to prepare this ahead of time we recommend adding the whipped topping and other toppings right before serving. Make sure you store it in the refrigerator until you serve it.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 1mg