Pumpkin “Better Than Sex” Cake

Prepare your taste buds for an indulgent journey with this Pumpkin “Better Than Sex” Cake. A twist on the classic dessert, this pumpkin-infused creation takes the sweet satisfaction to a whole new level. Layers of moist pumpkin cake, creamy whipped topping, and a caramel drizzle come together in a symphony of flavors that might just surpass the original. Get ready to experience a dessert that’s truly decadent and delicious.


For the Pumpkin Cake:

  • 1 box (15 oz) yellow cake mix
  • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

For the Filling and Topping:

  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 jar (12 oz) caramel sauce
  • 1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)


Step 1: Prepare the Pumpkin Cake

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, eggs, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves.
  3. Mix until well combined, ensuring there are no lumps.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 2: Poke and Drizzle

  1. While the cake is still warm, use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the cake.
  2. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the warm cake, ensuring it seeps into the holes.
  3. Drizzle about half of the caramel sauce over the cake.

Step 3: Add Whipped Topping and Nuts

  1. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  2. Once cooled, spread the thawed whipped topping over the cake.
  3. Sprinkle chopped pecans or walnuts over the whipped topping if desired.

Step 4: Final Drizzle

  1. Before serving, drizzle the remaining caramel sauce over the whipped topping.

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy!

  1. Slice and serve this decadent Pumpkin “Better Than Sex” Cake. Get ready for layers of flavor and a dessert experience like no other.


  • Make sure the cake has cooled completely before spreading the whipped topping to prevent it from melting.
  • Feel free to customize the nuts based on your preference or omit them for a nut-free version.
  • This cake gets better as it sits, allowing the flavors to meld. Consider making it a day ahead.

This Pumpkin “Better Than Sex” Cake is an irresistible blend of fall flavors and sweet indulgence. Perfect for autumn gatherings, Thanksgiving, or any occasion that calls for a show-stopping dessert. Brace yourself for a dessert experience that lives up to its name!

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