The news cycle is stressful so, as a necessary palate cleanser, let’s talk about cake. Specifically, let’s talk about ecstasy cake on Pinterest, which is taking over people’s feeds as of late. Its name suggests that it is a dessert so good, it will put you into a euphoric state. Quite the challenge for a cake, given the aforementioned news cycle, but one I’m betting plenty of us are up for, given the aforementioned news cycle.
Ecstasy cake, also known as “Better Than Sex” cake, takes your standard chocolate box cake mix and elevates it to a dessert level that should require protection. Basically, you make a poke cake base. If you aren’t familiar with poke cake, it’s where you make a cake and then poke holes in it, typically with the handle of a wooden spoon. It’s a cake that’s been poked. Not everything has to be complicated.
Then, to make an Ecstasy cake, you pour a caramel and condensed milk mixture over the poke cake, allowing the gooey sauce to soak in. After you’ve let it soak, you top with whipped cream and your crumbled candy of choice (ideally Heath or Butterfinger or something with toffee and chocolate layers).
What you’re left with is a moist (sorry, I know it’s a gross word, but it’s the one that best describes the cake) cake overflowing with caramel-y goodness. If that’s not your definition of “ecstasy,” then fine, okay, more cake for me.
Enticed? Here’s how to make one of the most straightforward (and yum) ecstasy cakes we found:
To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients: