Better Than Sex Cake (Robert Redford Cake)

Better Than Sex Cake
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 12 to 16 servings

If you're making this cake for kids, call it a "Better Than Anything Cake!" Another name for the cake, Robert Redford Cake, probably dates back to the 1970s.

This is a popular, irresistible chocolate cake dessert with loads of chocolate, caramel topping, candy bars, and whipped topping.

Use your favorite chocolate cake recipe or bake a cake with a cake mix for this scrumptious dessert.


  • 1 chocolate cake (baked in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan)
  • 3/4 cup​ fudge topping (slightly warmed)
  • 3/4 cup caramel topping (or butterscotch topping, slightly warmed)
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 chocolate-covered toffee bars (or 1 1/3 cups of toffee and chocolate chips, such as a Heath Bar)
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub of frozen whipped topping (thawed)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Bake the cake and leave it in the pan to cool slightly.

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  3. While the cake is still slightly warm, make holes in the entire top of the cake using the handle of a wooden spoon or a large fork.

    make holes in cake
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  4. One at a time, pour the fudge and caramel or butterscotch toppings and condensed milk over the top of the cake, letting each flavor soak in before adding the next.

    pour toppings on cake
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  5. Crush 3 of the toffee candy bars and sprinkle over the top, or sprinkle with chocolate and toffee pieces.

    crumble candy bars on cake
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  6. Frost the cake with the whipped topping.

    layer frosting on cake
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  7. Crush the 3 remaining toffee bars and sprinkle over the whipped topping.

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  8. Cover and refrigerate for at least a few hours, preferably overnight.

    line with plastic wrap
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  9. Serve and enjoy!

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