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I picked this cake to make for the cake-a-thon for ChefIAm. This is very similar to a cake my mother used to make years ago. I think my mother's recipe just used the pudding without the added cream cheese. The cream cheese is where I had the problem, it separated from the pudding mixture while mixing it all together. I would change directions to say, soften cream cheese to room temperature, mix pudding and two cups milk, then fold in soften cream cheese. This is a delicious, not too sweet, moist cake. Will definitely be making this again with the above recommended changes.
I grew up on this cake! My moms been making it for years. I have made it a couple times now as an adult. Only difference is we use lemon flavored cake.
This is delicious. I never knew it was called Better Than Sex, but it's fitting. I've always had problems with the cream cheese lumping up too. This time I waited until it was completely room temperature, but it still created lumps when it came into contact with the cold pudding. I actually think this time it was too warm compared to the pudding. So the last time I made it, I sort of tempered it by creaming the cheese until smooth then added the pudding by whisk a little at a time. That worked for me and I'll do that from now on.
In my family, this recipe is called Better Than Sex Cake. It's a really great dessert that's a nice change of pace. We like it best if it's made the day before and has a chance to set in the fridge overnight. I finish it with toasted coconut on the top.
This was a nice light dessert. The pineapples was not that good but I bought an off brand so next time I'll just stick with Dole! :)
Wonderful light cake. I saw the picture posted on a forum and went out and bought the ingrdients that day! It came out very good. I also think this would be wonderful with other types of fruit as well. Thanks for posting :)