Better Than Sex Cake

There are multiple versions of this cake, this one contains bananas, pineapple, and coconut.

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Better Than Sex Cake

In the 1980s Better Than Sex Cake was all of the rage.   This version of this famous cake features pineapple, bananas, and coconut for a tropical cake flavor.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake Mix Recipes, Cake Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 244kcal


  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 8 ounces Instant Vanilla pudding
  • 3 - 4 Bananas
  • 20 ounces Cool Whip
  • 1 cup nuts chopped
  • 1 cup coconut shredded


  • Prepare cake as directed. Bake in a 9 x 13 inch pan. Mix together crushed pineapple and sugar in a pot, and cook on medium heat until thickened, set-aside, make pudding as directed, and set-aside. When cake has cooled pierce with fork, and spread over the pineapple mixture, sliced bananas, pudding, cool whip, chopped nuts, and coconut. Chill. This cake must be refrigerated.


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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  1. Paula

    I found this recipe on this site several years ago and it’s a staple in my house. It is delicious and I always get requests for this for any family gathering or work.

  2. Maria

    I’ve been searching for a Better than Sex cake that does not contain chocolate or german chocolate. This may be the one I keep for my own. It sounds delicious! I’m going to try it tonight!

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