Pineapple Upside Down Ice Cream Cake

Bring back memories of childhood with an easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe. This classic homemade pineapple upside down cake recipe is combined with vanilla ice cream for the perfect summer ice box cake.

An easy homemade Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe turned into an ice cream cake. This classic cake combined with vanilla ice cream makes the perfect summer ice box cake.

Pineapple Upside Down Ice Cream Cake

This easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake is the perfect summer treat! We all know that pineapple upside down cake is amazing when served with vanilla ice cream. So why not combine the two for an even more fabulous cake? Enjoy this delicious and easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe with a twist. Thanks to Divian for contributing this delicious classic summer dessert!

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe turned into an ice cream cake.

Just Like Mom’s Pineapple Upside Down Cake

When I was growing up, every week my mother would make some kind of amazing cake.  We would come home from school, my dad from work and we would have dinner and dessert as a family. I remember it all so clear and each time I do, I smile.

While mom made a host of different cakes, one of our favorite cake recipes that she made definitely stands out to me the most… her pineapple upside down cake! I can still see Mom pulling out her huge rectangular baking pan, covering a piece of cardboard in aluminum foil and turning that cake upside down. It was amazing.

An easy homemade Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe turned into an ice cream cake. This classic cake combined with vanilla ice cream makes the perfect summer ice box cake.

How to make a classic Pineapple cake From Scratch

I had not eaten a pineapple cake in years, but when I made this fun version of mom’s recipe with ice cream for summer, it brought back so many wonderful memories.

As you can see, I added vanilla ice cream, which is a simple twist to create a Pineapple Upside Down Ice Cream Cake! I’m a firm believer that nothing makes cake better than a nice scoop of ice cream! Something about the butteriness of the cake, paired with ice cream makes it so much more delicious.

 

With this recipe, we combine ice cream as a layer with the cake. What better way to enjoy a childhood memory!

Originally Published on September 2, 2014

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Ingredients

First of all, you’ll need two 9″ spring form cake pans to make this cake.

Springform Cake Pan

Pineapple Cake:

  • 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 3 tsp of baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup of Pineapple Juice
  • 1/8 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 stick of butter (softened)

For Topping:

  • 1 Stick of butter melted
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • Pineapple slices or crushed pineapple
  • Maraschino Cherries

Vanilla Ice Cream

 

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

For the pineapple cake, mix all dry ingredients and then add in your wet ingredients. Mix well.

In one 9 inch pan spring form pan, spread brown sugar evenly to coat the bottom of the pan. Pour your melted butter over it.

 

Top with pineapple slices and then the cherries.

Pour the cake cake batter over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until top springs back at the touch. You can also stick in a toothpick to check if it is ready. If it comes out clean, it is done!

 

Allow the cake to cool inside the spring form pan and spray another cake pan with nonstick spray. Pour in your remaining batter and bake until done. Allow both layers to cool completely.

With a cup full of warm water, place your spatula in the warm water. Let your ice cream sit until it is slightly softened. Begin spreading ice cream on your pineapple/cherry layer of cake while in the spring form pan. The spring form pan will help the ice cream stay in place.

How long should I freeze this cake?

Freeze until the ice cream is firm about 15-30 minutes per layer.

Start with the first layer, then remove from freezer and top with the second layer of cake and freeze until ready to serve. After placing all the layers, allow Pineapple Upside Down Ice Cream Cake to completely freeze before slicing and serving.

How to Get Pineapple Upside Down Cake Out of the Pan

Place your cake stand upside down on top of your spring form pan, flip it over, remove the spring form and voila! Since this cake is frozen, dip a knife in warm water to make slicing easier.

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Pineapple Upside Down Ice Cream Cake

An easy homemade Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe turned into an ice cream cake. This classic cake combined with vanilla ice cream makes the perfect summer ice box cake.

Pineapple Cake

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened ((one stick))

Cake Topping

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted ((one stick))
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pineapple slices or crushed pineapple
  • 2 tbsp Maraschino cherries

Ice Cream

  • 2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the cake, mix all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl, then add in your wet ingredients. Mix well.
  3. You will need two 9″ springform pans.
  4. In the first pan, spread brown sugar evenly to coat the bottom of the pan. Pour your melted butter over it. Top with pineapple and cherries.
  5. Pour in half of the cake batter.
  6. Spray another cake pan with nonstick spray. Pour in your remaining batter and bake until done.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until top of cake springs back at the touch.
  8. Allow the cake to cool inside the spring form pans completely before adding layer of ice cream.
  9. Let your ice cream sit until it is slightly softened.
  10. Place a spatula in a cup full of warm water.
  11. While the cake is still in the pan, spread ice cream onto the pineapple/cherry layer of cake using the spatula, dipping continuously to help smooth out the ice cream. The spring form pan will help the ice cream stay in place.
  12. Freeze this cake layer until ice cream is firm. About 15-30 minutes.
  13. Remove from freezer and top with the second layer of cake.
  14. Place your cake stand upside down on top of your spring form pan, flip it over, remove spring form and you’re done!
  15. After placing all the layers, allow cake to completely freeze before slicing and serving.

Stick a toothpick into the baked cake to check if it is ready. If the toothpick comes out clean, it is done!

Dip a knife in warm water to easily slice the frozen cake.

Recipe contributed by Divian Conner.

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Spring Flower Cupcakes

Welcome spring with these pretty flower cupcakes! An easy dessert recipe for a party or simple Easter treat!

Welcome spring with these pretty flower cupcakes! An easy dessert recipe for a party or Easter. Marshmallow flower cupcakes are perfect for any occasion!

Easy Flower Cupcakes

I turned simple chocolate cupcakes into the cutest Flower Cupcakes in minutes and you can too! These adorable marshmallow flower cupcakes are fast, easy and perfect for any spring occasion!

Because I always try to come up with new ideas for fun food I’ve seen around the internet, I think I nailed it with just a few key decorations I found at Oriental Trading. What makes my version of these flower cupcakes extra cute is how the cake is placed into real seed pots and covered with tiny lady bugs so it looks like you’ve just been potting them.

Marshmallow flower cupcakes are a perfect dessert recipe for any occasion.

Edible Flower Treats Are Fun!

Speaking of edible flower treats, these cute cupcakes reminded me of some other flower desserts I have made in the past.

This cupcake flower bouquet is one of my favorite spring party ideas!

Best Cupcake Cakes Recipe. Flower cupcakes are a perfect dessert recipe for any occasion.

Want a healthier version? This Vegetable Flower Bouquet is so fun!

Healthy Vegetable Flower Bouquet

Now let’s make some fun flower cupcakes! Because these were so fun to make, I’ll be doing them all year round. Kids will like to make these sweet treats for sure!

Welcome spring with these pretty flower cupcakes! An easy dessert recipe for a party or Easter. Marshmallow flower cupcakes are perfect for any occasion!

How to Make Flower Cupcakes

You can make flower cupcakes with homemade cupcakes or store bought cupcakes. You’ll need:

  • 12 Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 36 Marshmallows
  • Green Frosting
  • M&M’s
  • Yellow and Pink Sugar Sprinkles

Marshmallow flower cupcakes are a perfect dessert recipe for any occasion.

Directions:

Click Here to find these adorable lady bug stickers, seed pots and directions for how to make my flower cupcakes on Oriental Trading’s Fun365 blog.

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How To Train Your Dragon Cake Recipe

You’ll love this easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake tutorial! Learn how to make a delicious white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon cake. A perfect cake for a birthday party or special occasion.

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The Cutest How To Train Your Dragon Cake Recipes!

Looking for a fun How to Train Your Dragon Cake for a birthday party or other special celebration? Then you’re going to love how easy these dragon cakes are to make with this fluffy white cake and buttercream frosting recipe!

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World will be in theaters February 22 and I’m excited to share how I easily turned Toothless, the Night Fury dragon and his new friend, Light Fury, into adorable cakes. Make one cake or both, either way they’ll turn out to be the cutest cakes for any party!

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How To Train Your Dragon Cake Recipe

If you’ve never seen these films, be sure to get caught up the first two, because they are super cute! In How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World , Hiccup is the Viking chief and ruler of Berk. He created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia along with his fearsome Night Fury dragon, Toothless.

When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth.

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How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial

The secret to making a How to Train Your Dragon cake is to use my printables! I spent a long time designing printables that would work just right for a small cake. I wanted to turn both dragons into cakes, so I used 5″ round cake pans. Click here for a 5″ round cake pan.

For these printables to work perfectly, I suggest a 5″-6″ cake pan. You can make one cake, but they sure look cute when you have both the white and black dragons together!

How To Make Dragon Cake Printables

First, download and print these dragon cake printables in the link below (scroll down). Once you have printed and cut them out, start by hot gluing 1/2 inch cut paper straws onto the back of the eyes.

Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial! Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon birthday cake with printables.

I used toothpicks to attach the other dragon parts into my cake.

IMPORTANT: When the paper touches the buttercream frosting, it can make the paper greasy. When inserting your printables into the cake, try leaving a gap between the paper and the cake if possible. I suggest not adding the printables until right before you are ready to serve the cake.

Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial! Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon birthday cake with printables.

Toothless is black, so if the frosting touches the black paper, you can’t see any residue. Isn’t he cute?

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I love how pretty the Light Fury cake turned out!

Make sure your printables do not touch the white dragon cake, because you will have some of the frosting soak into the white paper. My fluffy white cake recipe is perfect for this dragon!

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I hope you enjoy these adorable How To Train Your Dragon cake tutorials!

Scroll down to print the White Cake and White Buttercream Frosting recipes. Be sure to go see How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World!

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Download the How to Train Your Dragon Cake Printables

Each printable design is meant to be used on a three layered 5″ round cake. A 6″ round cake will work fine as well. Click here for a 5″ round cake pan.

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CLICK HERE to Download the How to Train Your Dragon Cake Printables.

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How to Train Your Dragon White Cake Recipe

Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake tutorial. Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon cake. A perfect birthday party cake!

White Cake

  • 3  cups  cake flour
  • 2  cups  sugar
  • 4  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 5  egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1  entire egg (room temperature)
  • 1  cup  whole milk
  • 2   teaspoons  pure almond extract
  • 3/4 cup  unsalted butter

White Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Black food gel (if making Night Fury)

White Cake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and line three 5” or 6” inch cake pans with parchment paper. (I used 5 inch for my dragon cakes)
  2. Whisk the eggs, milk, and almond extract together in a large bowl; set aside.
  3. In a mixer, gently combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.
  4. Add butter and mix on low until you get a crumbly texture.
  5. Add the liquid mixture a small portion at a time and mix until light and fluffy.
  6. Pour the batter evenly into each cake pan.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes. You don’t want to over bake! Check at 15-20 minutes to test if it’s done by placing a toothpick in the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.
  8. Let the cake cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pans.

Frosting Directions

  1. In a mixer, cream the butter until it is smooth for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the confectioner’s sugar 1/2 a cup at a time then mix another minute.
  3. Add vanilla, a pinch of salt and milk until frosting has reached the preferred consistency.

  4. If making the Night Fury cake, mix in black food gel a few drops at a time until you get the desired color.

Assembling the Cake

  1. Make the top of the cakes even by using a serrated knife and cutting the cake top to level the surface.
  2. Place bottom cake layer on a cake turntable or cake board and spread frosting to the top. Repeat until entire cake is assembled.
  3. Complete frosting the cake by adding one thin layer all over and placing cake into the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Then add the final layer of frosting.
  4. Add the How to Train Your Dragon printables into the cake as shown for the dragon.

*This recipe is for 1 cake. Double the cake recipe to make two cakes. 

If you prefer to use a cake mix: Use 2 cake mix boxes for one three layer cake. 

IMPORTANT: When paper touches the buttercream frosting, it can make the paper greasy. When inserting your printables into the cake, try leaving a gap between the paper and the cake if possible. I suggest not adding the printables until right before you are ready to display or serve the cake.

Watch How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World trailer. In theaters February 22! Get your tickets now.

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LEGO Movie Cupcakes & Printables

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. A fun dessert idea for a LEGO birthday party or movie night. Colorful candy cups make this an extra awesome treat!

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie 2. A fun dessert idea for a LEGO birthday party. Colorful candy cups make an extra awesome treat!

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Awesome LEGO Cupcakes Celebrating The LEGO Movie 2

I’m so excited to see The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part! It will be in theaters starting February 8, and if you have LEGO lovers in your home like I do, you’ll really enjoy these fun LEGO Cupcakes with Free Printables from the LEGO Movie 2!

We laugh so hard at the LEGO movies and will be going to see this new one as soon as it comes out. Hopefully these cute LEGO Cupcakes and printables will inspire you with ideas for a fun movie watching night or upcoming birthday party for your LEGO fan!

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie 2.

LEGO Movie 2

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.

It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

 

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How to Make Fun LEGO Cupcakes

I will never forget making adorable LEGO Cake Pops many years ago for my son’s 7th birthday party. It’s hard to believe he is sixteen now! His cake pops went wild around the internet and now you see them everywhere! I’m excited to share another cute LEGO dessert idea for you today.

These sweet treats are easy to make with your favorite cupcakes, colorful candies, plastic cups, my new free LEGO Movie printable cupcake toppers and paper straws. (Scroll down to download the printables.)

Adding M&M’s candy into clear plastic cups is an extra cute way to display your LEGO cupcakes on a party table.  I’ve also put candy into plastic champagne flutes before as well. You really can’t go wrong using these fun LEGO Movie 2 character printables as cupcake toppers.

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie 2. A fun dessert idea for a LEGO birthday party.

 

I love Lucy, aka Wyldstyle, voiced by Elizabeth Banks. She’s a tough master builder with the coolest hair around!

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie. Girl Lego Party ideas and dessert for a LEGO birthday party.

 

LEGO Batman

I’m probably most excited about Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, making a comeback in the new movie. He is so funny! I’m often heard laughing the loudest in the entire theater when he comes on screen. (Seriously, you can ask my kids… I laugh loud! ha!)

If you love Batman too, don’t miss these LEGO Batman treat bags I made for his movie.

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie. Batman Party ideas and dessert for a LEGO birthday party.

All of the characters look adorable all together on these LEGO Cupcakes. Now I can’t wait to see the movie!

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The LEGO Movie 2 Free Printables

If you want to host a birthday party or have friends over for a movie watching night, make sure to download and print The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part printables below.

You’ll get nine character tags perfect for gift tags, cupcake toppers, or to use for a mini banner featuring:

  • Emmet
  • Lucy
  • Sweet Mayhem
  • Unikitty
  • Benny
  • Rex Dangervest
  • Queen Watevra
  • Batman
  • MetalBeard

The LEGO Movie 2 Free Printables - Cute LEGO Cupcake toppers.

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Watch The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Trailer 

Check out the official trailer below and go see the movie on February 8. Have fun!

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Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake

Make the Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake in minutes with this easy no bake dessert idea! A fun semi-homemade cake no chocolate lover could resist.

Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake No Bake Dessert - 16th Birthday Party Idea

The Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake

Looking for a fun Chocolate birthday cake idea that’s easy to make? This simple chocolate cake is perfect for a last-minute party idea. Make the ultimate cake with a ready made chocolate cake and decorate it with your favorite chocolate treats and cookies.

My son loves chocolate, so for his 16th birthday cake I wanted to go all out with his favorite things. His birthday is right after Christmas, which is usually a busy time when I don’t have a lot of time to party plan or bake a cake. Buying a cake from our local bakery was the quickest thing I could do, but it wasn’t that exciting looking. I need it to be extra fun and special. That’s when I went looking around for some chocolate treats that would be perfect for decorating his cake.

You only turn 16 once and I think the cake turned out super cute. It definitely became the ultimate chocolate birthday cake!

Easy Chocolate Cake for a 16th Birthday Party

After sharing this cake on my Instagram story, so many of you sent me the sweetest messages that I thought I should put the directions on my blog. I think a lot of chocoholics would love a cake like this.

Make the Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake in minutes with this easy no bake dessert idea! A fun semi-homemade cake. Easy 16th birthday party ideas.

The birthday boy loved his cake and I had so much fun making it! It truly took longer to unwrap the treats than it did to decorate with them. I can’t believe he’s 16! Seems like yesterday I was planning his Mad Science party and Farm 1st Birthday!

Make the Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake in minutes with this easy no bake dessert idea! A fun semi-homemade cake. Easy 16th birthday party ideas.

I hope you enjoy this simple chocolate birthday cake idea!

Make the Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake in minutes with this easy no bake dessert idea! A fun semi-homemade cake no chocolate lover could resist. 16th birthday party ideas. #cake #chocolate

How to Make the Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake

I love making easy chocolate desserts and this is on of the easiest cakes ever! Start with a 10″ round chocolate cake. I bought one from the local grocery store bakery, but you could certainly make one. If you need a good chocolate cake recipe click here.

Don’t worry about how the cake looks, because you’ll just be covering it with goodies.

Make the Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake in minutes with this easy no bake dessert idea! A fun semi-homemade cake. 16th birthday party ideas.

Decorating Your Chocolate Cake

Here is a photo of the chocolate treats I got for my cake. These are most of my son’s favorite things. When decorating your own cake, be sure to get your birthday girl or guy’s favorite things. Don’t worry about calories… they don’t count on birthdays right? Ha!

Make the Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake in minutes with this easy no bake dessert idea! A fun semi-homemade cake. 16th birthday party ideas.

Since I had a bunch of cookies left over, after decorating the top, I stuck them on the side of the cake.

Make the Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake in minutes with this easy no bake dessert idea! A fun semi-homemade cake. Easy 16th birthday party ideas.

For a quick and inexpensive cake, I thought it turned out so amazing! I hope you got some creative inspiration for your chocolate lover. If you love chocolate as much as my family, click here to follow my Chocolate Recipes board on Pinterest.

Make the Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake in minutes with this easy no bake dessert idea! A fun semi-homemade cake. 16th birthday party ideas.

Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake

Make the Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake in minutes with this easy no bake dessert idea! A fun semi-homemade cake for a chocolate lover.

  • 1 10" Round Chocolate Cake with chocolate frosting
  • 12 Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 8-10 OREO cookies
  • 3 M&M Brownies
  • 2-4 Hostess Cupcakes
  • 5 Chocolate Donuts
  • 2 Reese’s candy
  • 5 Pocky candy
  • 2-4 Wooden Skewers
  1. Gently scrape off a bit of chocolate frosting from the cake and place it on a plate to use as glue to hold the cookies and candy together.
  2. Start by adding a cupcake and press brownies and cookies around it into the cake to hold in place.
  3. Add 3 chocolate donuts to a skewer and place into cake.
  4. Add a cupcake and brownie to another skewer and place into cake.
  5. Stack OREO cookies in various spots using frosting to hold each one together.
  6. Decorate the rest of the cake top with additional treats and Pocky candy.
  7. Attach cookies around the edge of the cake.
  8. Decorate with a cake balloon and candles. Enjoy!

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Better Than Sex Cake

Better Than Sex Cake is one chocolate cake you won’t be able to resist! A delicious bundt cake filled with caramel and topped with chocolate sauce, Heath toffee bits and homemade whipped cream, will soon become one of your favorite desserts!

Better Than Sex Cake Recipe you can't resist! Easy Chocolate Bundt cake filled with caramel and toffee makes a sinful dessert.

Sinfully Good Better Than Sex Cake

If you’ve never tried a Better Than Sex Cake, then now is the time! A Better Than Sex Cake is basically a chocolate poke cake filled with caramel, topped with whipped cream and Heath candy bars. I love easy chocolate desserts and especially pretty bundt cakes, so made a version in my new bundt cake pan from Sur La Table! Because of the gooey filling, I wasn’t sure if the cake would hold up and come out of the bundt pan at all. I’m happy to report, it came out perfect and was super easy to make!

Drizzled with chocolate sauce, more caramel and Heath bits, this is one chocolate cake you won’t be able to resist!  Top it with homemade whipped cream and you’ll understand where the cake’s name came from! ha!

Better Than Sex Cake Recipe is a dessert you can't resist! Easy Chocolate Bundt cake filled with caramel and toffee.

Sur La Table gave us cute gold bundt pans as gifts for the Living Locurto Retreat, so I made this cake for our team to use as practice for food styling and food photography. It was hard not digging into it right away!

Better Than Sex Cake Recipe is a dessert you can't resist! Easy Chocolate Bundt cake filled with caramel and toffee.

How to make Chocolate Better than Sex Cake

This Better than Sex cake is super simple to make and turns out moist and so delicious! You will make this with a Devil’s food chocolate cake mix and for the filling caramel sauce and sweetened condensed milk. With the creamy filling and my secret ingredient of instant pudding, this cake is to die for!

Better Than Sex Cake Recipe. Easy Chocolate Bundt cake filled with caramel and toffee makes a sinful dessert.

 

The photo below was taken right after I poked holes in the cake and poured the caramel goodness inside. After about 5 minutes, it all soaked into the cake.

Better Than Sex Cake Recipe is a dessert you can't resist! Easy Chocolate Bundt cake filled with caramel.

I was worried a poke cake wouldn’t work in a bundt pan, but it came out perfect with my new 6 cup Nordic Wear Anniversary Gold Bundt pan from Sur La Table! This is a smaller bundt pan than I usually use for my cakes and it’s the perfect size for a boxed cake mix. It turned out gorgeous! Find this bundt pan here.

Better Than Sex Cake - Easy Chocolate Bundt cake dessert recipe filled with caramel.

For one of the easiest cakes you can make, this Chocolate Better Than Sex Cake is a winner for sure! You will soon become addicted to it.

Better Than Sex Cake is the best dessert! Chocolate Bundt cake recipe filled with caramel and topped with toffee bits.

I covered my cake with caramel and chocolate syrup. Then sprinkled with Heath bits. It looked amazing! Adding whipped cream on top of your cake slices makes this dessert perfection. I hope you enjoy this amazing cake recipe!

Better Than Sex Cake is the best dessert! Chocolate Bundt cake recipe filled with caramel and topped with toffee bits.

Chocolate Better Than Sex Cake

Better Than Sex Cake is one chocolate cake you won’t be able to resist! A delicious bundt cake filled with caramel and topped with chocolate sauce, Heath toffee bits and homemade whipped cream, will soon become one of your favorite desserts!

Cake

  • 6 Cup Bundt Pan
  • Baking Spray
  • 1 box Devil’s food chocolate cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 3.9 oz box instant chocolate pudding
  • 1/2 cup caramel syrup
  • 1/4 cup canned sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup Heath English Toffee Bits
  • Chocolate Syrup for drizzling

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon  vanilla 

Cake

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease all sides of your bundt pan well
  3. Beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs and pudding mix in large bowl and pour into pan. Make sure there is enough room for the cake to rise. Fill pan about 3/4 of the way full.

  4. Bake 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Let cool for 5-10 minutes, then poke holes halfway into the cake with the end of a wooden spoon. Be careful not to poke holes all the way through the cake. 

  6. Pour caramel syrup into the holes, let rest for a few minutes as it soaks into the cake.
  7. Pour condensed milk into the holes next. 

  8. Let cool completely for about 5-10 minutes
  9. Place your cake platter upside down over the bottom of the cake pan and turn the pan over so the platter is now upright. The cake should gently slide out of the bundt pan onto the dish.

  10. Drizzle caramel and chocolate syrup over the top of the cake.

  11. Sprinkle the top with Heath bits.

Homemade Whipped Cream

  1. Add a large mixing bowl into the freezer and chill for 5-10 minutes. 

  2. Remove bowl and add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla. Use a hand-held mixer and mix on low speed and increase to medium-high until fluffy and peaks form.

  3. Slice cake and serve with a large spoonful of fresh whipped cream sprinkled with more Heath bits and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. 


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Princess Birthday Cakes

Last updated on May 21st, 2018 at 11:22 pm

Inspiring princess birthday cakes for a royal princess party! Cute birthday cake ideas for a princess birthday party or the little princess in your life.

Inspiring princess cakes for a royal princess party! Cute birthday cake ideas for girl birthday party theme or the princess in your life.

Royal Princess Birthday Cakes

With the royal wedding coverage everywhere, I am now hooked on princess parties! I’m happy to share these inspiring Princess Birthday Cakes for a Royal Princess Party! I love finding cute birthday cake ideas for a girl’s birthday or the princess in your life. Or maybe the cake is for YOU! We are all just grown up princesses right?

I adore Kate Middleton and now Meghan, Duchess of Sussex! After Kate and William’s wedding, I was inspired to add a beautiful brunette princess illustration called, “Princess Kate”, to my Princess Party Collection. Isn’t she cute? Now when all of your little girls start requesting princess parties, you’ll know where to find cute printable party supplies! My collection comes with a blonde and now brunette version. See more of the collection–> here.

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Take a look at these amazing princess cakes! They will inspire you to host a princess party.

This beautiful princess cake by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium would be the perfect cake for my princess party collection!

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Another beautiful cake with a crown! This simple princess cake by Rosy Cakes is gorgeous.

Inspiring princess cakes for a royal princess party! Cute birthday cake ideas for girl birthday party theme or the princess in your life.

I absolutely love all of the princess cakes by Couture Cakery! These royal cakes are beautiful.

Inspiring princess cakes for a royal princess party! Cute birthday cake ideas for girl birthday party theme or the princess in your life.

Inspiring princess cakes for a royal princess party! Cute birthday cake ideas for girl birthday party theme or the princess in your life.

A castle cake might be more your style. If so, this cake by Flutterby Bakery is too cute!

Amazing Princess Castle Cake! Inspiring princess cakes for a royal princess party! Cute birthday cake ideas for girl birthday party theme or the princess in your life.

I Am Baker made the most beautiful royal cake! It’s almost too pretty to eat.

Amazing Royal Wedding Cake by I Am Baker! Inspiring princess cakes for a royal princess party! Cute birthday cake ideas for girl birthday party theme or the princess in your life.

A Pink Ombre Ruffle Princess Cake with a Tiara can’t be beat!

 Inspiring princess cakes for a royal princess party! Cute birthday cake ideas for girl birthday party theme or the princess in your life. Pink Ombre Ruffle Cake with Princess Tiara sliced cake photo by Alyce Holzberger

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Learn how to make a Princess cake like this one below here. So pretty!

 Inspiring princess cakes for a royal princess party! Cute birthday cake ideas for girl birthday party theme or the princess in your life.

Love to make your own cupcakes? These sparkly jeweled cakes by Kristan at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen are fabulous.

 Inspiring princess cakes for a royal princess party! Cute birthday cake ideas for girl birthday party theme or the princess in your life. These sparkly jeweled cakes by Kristan at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen are fabulous.

This easy to make Princess Dress Pull Apart Cupcake Cake is adorable! See more amazing pull apart cakes here.

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Funfetti Graduation Cupcakes

Funfetti Graduation Cupcakes in DIY candy filled cake stands will get an A+ grade with your graduate and their friends!

Funfetti Graduation Cupcakes in DIY candy filled cake stands will get an A+ grade at your Graduation Party! #graduation

How to Make Funfetti Graduation Cupcakes

Do you have a graduate in your home this year? If so, wow your party guests with this creative dessert idea for an amazing graduation party! These Funfetti Graduation Cupcakes are topped white buttercream icing, sprinkles and a black mortarboard lollipop. Graduation is a special time to celebrate, so be sure to do it right with these simple to make sweet treats.

What makes these cupcakes extra adorable is serving them in a plastic wine glasses filled with colorful candy in the graduate’s school colors. Whether your colors are red, blue or purple, these fun little cake stands will be the talk of the party! Bite into the cupcake to see your school’s colors. How fun is this? These Funfetti graduation cupcakes are so easy and a great way to incorporate school pride into your dessert!

Funfetti Graduation Cupcakes in DIY candy filled cake stands.

I had fun making these treats for the Oriental Trading Company’s website, Fun365.com. Learn how to make these Funfetti Graduation Cupcakes with your graduate’s school colors here.

 

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20 Instant Pot Cake Recipes

Easy Instant Pot Cake Recipes for your sweet tooth! These delicious pressure cooker desserts are great for when you need something sweet quick.

Easy Instant Pot Cake Recipes for your sweet tooth! These delicious pressure cooker desserts are great for when you need something sweet quick. All kinds of amazing cheesecake recipes and one of my favorites is a chocolate lava cake! #instantpot #pressurecooker #cake #desserts #instantpotcake #dessert #cheesecake

20 Amazing Instant Pot Cake Recipes

If you have a sweet tooth, you are going to love these tasty 20 Instant Pot Cake Recipes that can be thrown together in your pressure cooker!

If my life depended on my ability to stay away from cake, I’m not sure I could make it. Bakeries can charge a fortune for a cake, and frankly, the idea of having to mix it all together and pop it in the oven just seems like way too much work!  Since I’m so addicted to making Instant Pot Recipes, I wanted to find some pressure cooker cake recipes to try. Boy did I find some good ones!

I mean, how can I not want to dive into this amazing Key Lime Cheesecake made by my friend Cindy!

Easy Instant Pot Cake Recipes for your sweet tooth! Delicious Pressure Cooker Dessert Recipes

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20 Instant Pot Cake Recipes for your Sweet Tooth

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  2. Instant Pot Cheesecake
  3. Chocolate Fudge Cake
  4. Coffee Cake
  5. Oreo Cheesecake
  6. Pumpkin Apple Cake
  7. Chocolate Lava Cake
  8. Instant Pot Cakes in a Jar
  9. 3 Ingredient Dump Cake
  10. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake
  11. Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake
  12. Key Lime Pie Cheesecake
  13. Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  14. Apple Cake
  15. Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
  16. Orange Chocolate Cake
  17. Samoa Cheesecake
  18. Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
  19. Salted Caramel Cheesecake
  20. Instant Pot Magic Cake

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Science Says: Have Your Cake And…Fiber, Too.

Remember the good old days when a well-rounded diet consisted of meat, potatoes, bread slathered in butter, the occasional veggie, and a beautiful display-worthy cake every night for dessert? (Wait, was this the 1950s or a dream I had the other night…? Really hard to tell.)

Either way, those dreams have been crushed as every diet in the book has risen to the surface over the years, each preaching a contradictory message to the last:

No meat! All meat! No starch! No carbs! Aaaaaaaall the carbs! No fat! All fat! How could anyone make sense of all the options?

Thankfully, science is now telling us that we are free to have our cake, as long as we have some fiber, too.

Recent research done by the University of Georgia tells us that in tests conducted where each group was fed either a high-fiber diet, a high-fat diet, or a high-fat diet supplemented with fiber, the latter didn’t come out looking half bad. While the high-fiber diet group came out of the study with the best overall gut health, those that ate the high-fat diet supplemented with fiber had less weight gain and obesity than the solely high-fat dieters. The fiber supplements also helped decrease the size of fat cells, regulate blood sugar, and lower cholesterol.

I bet those bran flakes aren’t looking too bad right about now!

So, it looks like we can put the diet battle to rest at last as moderation in all things is probably our best bet. Especially since I am now justified in finishing off the ice cream tonight because I had a bowl of ultra-fibrous peas at dinner. Win.

 

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