Recipe: Better than Sex Cake

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I love this dessert. I’ve seen several recipes that call for boxed vanilla and chocolate pudding, but I prefer this dessert with scratch-made chocolate pudding. I found this recipe on Pinterest from The Old Hen.


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place all dry ingredients in a saucepan and whisk together well (to prevent lumps). Whisk in cold milk and eggs. Cook on low heat only until you see it begin to boil. Take off burner immediately. Stir in butter and vanilla. Keep stirring as pudding thickens.

Place saran wrap over pudding and gently push onto top so that pudding does not form a skin over the top. Place in refrigerator until cooled.

Preheat oven to 350F. Place all crust ingredients into food processor and process on low speed until crumbly.


  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick of butter cut into small pieces

Coat 9X13 baking pan with baking spray and then press crust into pan. Bake for about 15 minutes.


  • ¬†1 cup whipped cream (saving a couple cups of the whipped cream for top of dessert)
  • One 8 ounce package cream cheese

Whip together until creamy and shiny.

Spread onto cooled crust.

Remove chilled pudding from fridge and spread over cream cheese filling.

Spread remaining whipped cream on top of dessert.


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