Monday, September 10, 2012

Recipe: Red Velvet Better Than Sex Cake

For the times when you must have "cake" and want something decadent but lower in calories...this IS the CAKE to Make!   -- hey, I just sounded a little Cat-In-the-Hat-like... :)

When I saw No Thanks to Cake post this recipe on her blog, I KNEW I had the perfect opportunity to try it this weekend.  My good friend bought her first home and invited a few of us over to celebrate.  What's better than cake and wine right???  This recipe made a huge cake, but believe it or not I did not come home with any leftovers, and some people brought doggy bags home for themselves family members ;) To take home, we scooped it into plastic cups and it sort of made it like a trifle, which was awesome too!

 Red Velvet Better Than Sex Cake

Original Recipe by The Country Cook via No Thanks to Cake

Serves 18


1 box Red Velvet Cake mix
1 can Diet Pepsi (or diet coke)
2 pkg. Sugar-Free Fat Free Cheesecake pudding
4 cups milk
1 tub Cool-Whip (I used Sugar-Free), thawed
10 oreos or 2-3 packs of Oreo 100 Calorie Packs (I used double stuff, cuz that’s how I roll baby!)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare your baking dish using cooking spray made for baking. 
  2. Combine red velvet cake and diet pepsi using a mixer. 
  1. Cook the cake per the box instructions, testing it with a cake tester upon removing it from the oven.  Remove the cake to a wire cooling rack for a few minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the pudding and milk with a whisk.  Mix until it begins to thicken, but do not allow it to completely set. 

5. After removing the cake from the oven, find a wooden spoon to use to create holes in the cake. 

6.  Pour the pudding mixture over the cake and fill in all the holes.  Put the cake in the refrigerator to cool completely and for the pudding to set.  Allow it to cool at least 2 hours.

  1. Shortly before you are ready to serve the cake, remove it from the fridge and add the cool whip on top of the pudding mixture.
  2. Place the oreos into a plastic bag and crush the cookies.  Sprinkle on top of the cake. 
  3. Cover and return to the fridge until you are ready to serve the cake. Enjoy!


  1. So glad you enjoyed it! I seriously think it's my new favorite cake... making it for a co-worker's birthday this week!

    1. your co-worker is going to LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Of course Right???!!! I LOVE that recipe! Thanks Kelly for sharing! I hope you have a fabulous vacation!!!