Are you ready for a cake recipe that is guaranteed to blow your mind? Look no further than this delectable Better Than Anything Cake! Picture this: a rich chocolate cake, loaded with caramel, topped with creamy Cool Whip, and sprinkled with chocolate-covered toffee bits. It’s a dessert that will leave you craving for more!
Let me take you back to my childhood, when a new family moved into town. The Edmunds brought more than just laughter and friendship; they introduced us to the magical world of Better Than Anything Cake. Julene, the daughter my age, brought over this incredible creation, and it became the centerpiece of many memorable game nights.
A Cake That Defies Expectations
Let’s talk about the star of the show – the cake itself. Julene described it as “to-die-for,” and she wasn’t exaggerating! This rich chocolate cake is baked to perfection, and while it’s still warm, we poke holes all over it. Have you ever tried a poke cake? They are so much fun! In addition to this masterpiece, we have also enjoyed lemon jello cake, caramel spice poke cake, and strawberry jello cake, all of which are equally delightful.
Once the cake is ready, we pour a luscious combination of caramel sauce and sweetened condensed milk over it, letting it cool completely. Finally, we crown it with a generous layer of whipped cream and a shower of milk chocolate toffee bits or the irresistible Skors bars. The result? A symphony of chocolatey, creamy, moist, fluffy, and crunchy flavors all in one bite!
Game Night Fun for All Ages!
Now, let’s talk about the fun game that complements this extraordinary cake. The flour game is the perfect activity for families with a wide age range. Here’s how it goes:
- Place a quarter at the bottom of a bowl.
- Fill the bowl with flour.
- Press a plate tightly over the bowl and flip it over, removing the bowl.
- Each person takes turns using a spoon to carefully remove a little flour, trying not to make the quarter fall.
- The person who accidentally dislodges the quarter must retrieve it using only their teeth!
It’s an absolute blast, and the perfect game to play after indulging in this delightful cake.
Simple Ingredients, Incredible Results
One of the best things about this cake is how easy it is to make. The ingredients are pantry staples, making it an ideal choice for unexpected guests or potluck parties. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Triple Chocolate Cake Mix (or Fudge Cake Mix)
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Caramel Sauce
- Cool Whip
- Heath Candy Bar Bits
You can find the specific measurements in the recipe card at the end of this article.
Quick and Easy Preparation
A dessert that surpasses all expectations shouldn’t be this easy to make, but it is! Follow these simple steps:
- Bake the cake according to the package instructions, using the measurements provided in the recipe card.
- Whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and caramel sauce.
- While the cake is still warm, poke holes all over it using the handle of a wooden spoon. Pour the sauce over the cake.
- Refrigerate the cake for two hours, then top it with Cool Whip and sprinkle it with toffee bits.
Customize to Suit Your Taste
You may be wondering if it’s necessary to use Cool Whip or if you can substitute the Heath Candy Bar. The choice is yours! You can make your own whipped cream if you prefer, though we find Cool Whip to be a convenient option. As for the topping, if you’re not a fan of Heath Bars (though we can’t understand why), you can replace them with Oreos, Butterfinger, Reese’s Cups, or any other favorite topping. Skors Bars also make a fantastic substitute for Heath Bars if you can’t find them.
Make It Ahead or Freeze for Later
This cake is a great make-ahead dessert. Once you’ve baked the cake and poured the caramel sauce over it, cover it and store it in the refrigerator. Add the Cool Whip and toffee bits just before serving.
You can even freeze this cake after baking and adding the caramel sauce. It will keep well for 1-2 months. When you’re ready to enjoy it, let it thaw at room temperature for about an hour before topping it with Cool Whip and toffee bits.
The Perfect Dessert for Any Occasion
This marvelous cake will keep in the refrigerator for 4-5 days, so it’s perfect for enjoying over multiple occasions. Simply cover it to keep it fresh and indulge whenever the craving strikes.
If you’re ready to experience the easiest, most decadent chocolate cake ever, then this Better Than Anything Cake recipe is a must-try! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to grab a bag of flour, a quarter, and a large bowl for an entertaining game night. Get ready for a night of laughter, friendship, and incredible flavors!
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