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Better than sex cake

Better than sex cake
A woman blowing out the candles on a Better Than Sex cake
Alternative names better than Robert Redford Cake
Place of origin United States
Serving temperature chilled
Main ingredients Flour, sugar, eggs, filling, sugar mixture
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Better than sex cake, also known as Is It Really Better Than Sex? Cake or Better than Robert Redford cake,[1] is a cake consisting of yellow cake mix, a moist center, and whipped cream covering the exterior.[2] Some versions of the recipe are very similar to an upside-down cake. The cake's origins are unknown and recipes exist from the 1980s, but the recipe received a surge in popularity after Paula Deen featured the dessert on her series Paula's Home Cooking.

The cake's moist center is typically created by inserting a fork into the cake several times and filling the holes with a mixture containing sugar and a flavoring or fruit such as pineapple.[3][4] It is traditionally baked using a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan and then refrigerated and eaten cold. The basic recipe for the cake has been altered depending on the tastes of the person making the cake and alternates include chocolate, banana, or candy flavors.[5][6][7]

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  1. Dave Monroe, Fritz Allhoff (2007). Food and Philosophy: Eat, Think, and Be Merry. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 166. ISBN 1405157755. 
  2. "East meets west on Susan Chartier’s Island". KCAW. September 7, 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  3. Schwartz, Marlyn (April 29, 1990). "Can food be better than sex?". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  4. Holland, Barb (Oct 21, 1992). "Pineapples make cake 'better than sex'". Toronto Star. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  5. Bennet, Bev (February 18, 1993). "`Better-Than-Sex' Takes the Cake". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  6. "Several ways to make cake better than sex". Austin American-Statesman. April 13, 1994. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  7. "Better Than Sex' Recipe Takes The Cake In Contest". Lawrence Journal-World. Oct 28, 1998. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 

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