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Better than Sex Chocolate Cake Recipe

My friend served a Better than Sex Chocolate Cake recipe at Christmas dinner one year. It was the first time I'd heard of this yummy dessert. I have to say, it lives up to its name. Almost.

Tip: I've said this many times throughout this web site, but your hand-made goodies are so much better when you use quality chocolate or cocoa -- like the many fine varieties you get at various quality web stores.

Crust

1 cup unsalted butter
2 tbsp sugar
2 cup flour

Vanilla Pudding Layer

3 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp unsalted butter

Cream Cheese Layer

8 oz cream cheese, very soft
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup cream

Whipped Cream Layer

1 1/2 cup Cream
3 tbsp powdered sugar

Pineapple Caramel Layer

8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1 jar caramel or chocolate sauce

Chocolate Glaze for your Better than Sex Chocolate Cake Recipe

2 oz semi-sweet chocolate
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Butter a 9 by 13-Inch Cake pan.

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add flour, at low speed in mixer, blend until mixture is pebbly and can be pressed together. Press mixture on bottom of buttered pan and bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Cool completely. (If using a Food Processor, process until ingredients are a coarse mixture.

For pudding, beat egg yolks and set aside near stove. Whisk the sugar, flour and milk in a saucepan until free of lumps. Set over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spatula, just to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk a little bit of the hot, thick pudding into the beaten egg yolks then pour the yolk mixture back into the pudding, whisking really well. Continue to cook 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, until thick.

Pour pudding into bowl and add vanilla and butter, stirring until butter melts. If pudding has lumps, pour through a large, fine-mesh strainer. Chill, with plastic wrap pressed directly on surface of pudding, until ready to use.

Beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and lemon juice just to blend. In seperate bowl, whip 1 cup cream to medium-stiff peaks. Fold a scoop of whipped cream into beaten cheese then fold remaining cream into cheese. Set your Better than Sex Chocolate Cake recipe aside.

Whip 1 1/2 cups cream, sugar and vanilla to stiff peaks.

Spread crust with cream cheese mixture, top with pineapple, then caramel or chocolate sauce. Spread pudding over pineapple; spread whipped cream evenly over pudding. Chill well.

To make glaze for your Better than Sex Chocolate Cake recipe, melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring until smooth and completely melted. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Drizzle in zigzags across cake's surface.


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