Quick and easy Better than Anything Cake is a sweet cake filled with caramel and topped with cool whip and toffee bits!
Better than anything cake is one of the best and easiest cake recipes you’ll ever try! For more rich and chocolatey cakes, try Chocolate Sheet Cake, Oreo Pudding Poke Cake, or Mississippi Mud Cake.
Rich and delicious cake
I love to share simple and delicious desserts, and I have a great one for you today!
This is called better than anything cake (aka better than sex cake or heath bar cake). It’s a chocolate cake with all sorts of delicious things poured over it—like caramel and sweetened condensed milk.
It also has Whipped Cream and toffee bits on top making it even more delicious!
This poke cake is perfect for sharing, and especially great for hot weather or holidays where all you crave is something sweet and cool.
How to Make better than anything cake
This cake recipe is simple, delicious, and tastes like Heath Candy Bars!
CAKE. Make the cake according to the package directions. Poke the warm cake with the bottom of a wooden spoon to make several holes.
SAUCES. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the cake and into holes. Drizzle Caramel Topping on top of the cake as well. Chill the cake for 2-3 hours.
TOPPINGS. Right before serving, top with Whipped Cream and sprinkle with toffee bits.
The Chocolate Cake Base
This recipe calls for a chocolate cake base. There are several types of box cake mix that can be used such as Devil’s Food cake mix, German Chocolate cake mix, or a simple Chocolate Fudge.
The box of cake mix I use is 15.25 and can be baked in a 9×13 inch baking dish.
If you have a favorite chocolate cake recipe (we love this one!) go ahead and use that or buy a plain chocolate cake from the bakery and then add the Caramel Sauce, condensed milk, and toppings.
Milk. Be sure to buy sweetened condensed milk and not evaporated milk.
Toppings. Change the toffee bits for crushed-up Reese’s, Oreos, Butterfingers, Heath Bars, chocolate chips, or chopped nuts.
Cake flavors. Instead of chocolate, use other flavors such as Carrot, Caramel, or Vanilla.
Making Ahead and Storing
Make ahead of time. The base of this Chocolate Poke Cake dessert can be made 1-2 days in advance. Store it, covered, in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
Add the cool whip and candy to the top of cake right before serving.
FREEZE. Wrap the entire baking pan with plastic wrap and again with aluminum foil. Freeze for 1-2 months. Thaw and add the whipped topping and candy bits.
Real Whipped Cream, made from scratch, can be used in place of the Cool Whip. Just don’t use the stuff that comes in the spray can!
This cake really is better served cold! I recommend chilling for at least one hour, if not longer. Plus, the cake needs to be completely cooled before adding the whipped topping, otherwise it will melt.
For more poke cake recipes, try:
- Jello Poke Cake
- Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake
- Banana Pudding Poke Cake
- Oreo Pudding Poke Cake
- Boston Cream Poke Cake
Better Than Anything Cake Recipe
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- water, oil and eggs as called for on back of box
- 16 oz caramel sauce
- 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 medium tub cool whip (or 3 cups whipped cream)
- 1 cup toffee bits
- Make cake as directed on the back of the box.
- While warm, poke holes in the cake with the bottom of a wooden spoon.
- Pour sweetened condensed milk over the cake and into holes.
- Pour caramel sauce over the cake as well. Chill cake for 2-3 hours.
- Right before serving, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with toffee bits.
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.
One of my favorite cakes to make!
SAME! So simple and delicious. 😀
Yummy Lily did you make this with Hallie I think I tried this before and I had fun on valentines day too
Gavin you are cute
I love how moist this was! Way better than a regular chocolate cake!
I Just made this cake, this Is perfectly moist and Heavenly! Thanks for the recipe! ??
You are so welcome! Thank you for trying it 🙂
I love this chocolate cake. It’s easy to make and very gooey. Delicious!
Easy to make and delicious. I love the result that adding the condensed milk makes.
Best cake on the planet! Super moist, and delicious. Perfect for any occasion.
This is a favorite in our family! My husband requests this cake often and my children love it as well!