My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Better Than Sex Cake

If you are as old as I am, you will remember this cake from the 70's. If not you'll have to take my word for how good it is until you make your own. I don't know that it's better than sex, but it's better than a home permanent. That will curl your hair also.

Better Than Sex Cake
12 servings
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1 box Duncan Hines butter cake mix
one 8-ounce package chocolate chips
One 8-ounce package pecans, chopped
1 box instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 box unsweetened German chocolate, grated
One 8-ounce carton sour cream
1/2 cup Wesson oil
1/2 cup milk
4 eggs
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients with the cake mix. Pour into greased and floured Bundt pan. Bake 1 hour. When the cake is cool, make the icing.

To Make The Icing

One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
1 box confections' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Chopped nuts
Flaked coconut

Cream together the cream cheese and sugar. Add the vanilla. Ice the cake. Sprinkle with the nuts and coconut.


  1. Love love love your intro to this great recipe!

  2. My mom used to make this cake (in the 70s) to take to the cabin on the lake. I haven't had it for some time. Thanks for the memories!

  3. I haven't had this cake, but I have to make it. I'm into bundt cakes these days and what could be better than chocolate chips, pecans, coconut and vanilla pudding? Ymmm.

  4. i think i will take a few viagra and eat 6 of these!

  5. I am 64 so I do remember this from the 70s! Great cake. For some reason it made me recall the Harvey Wallbanger cake too. Thanks for adding the email subscription.

  6. Now Bev, you should know by now that I workout on M,W,F. And now, what do you think I'm going to pick up when I go into town tomorrow? That means, On Friday, I will have to work REALLY REALLY HARD!...:)JP

  7. I had this back in the 70's and it is fantastic. Wish my hubby liked sweets if i made this I would eat it all by my self and that I do not need to do. Maybe it would freeze what do you think

  8. I'm not sure this would freeze well with the frosting. Make it and share with your neighbors, mail person, or the cute UPS guy.

  9. I haven't made this in a long time. Thanks for the reminder:)

  10. I've heard of this but never tried it. Sounds great!

  11. Story of my life -- still looking for the pan!

  12. My wonderful Grandmother made this cake for me one time. She is a true lady and it took her two months to tell me the true name of the cake. Thanks for this post. I brought back wonderful memories of a grand lady.


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