• Sex in a Pan

    118 votes
    Sex in a Pan
    Prep: 15 min Servings: 12
    by Micheline
    120 recipes
    This rich, sweet, sinful, delicious dessert is not called "Sex in a pan" for nothing. You decide. LOL Great for any occasion. One of my favourite desserts. Yummy!


    • BASE:
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour (250 ml)
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter
    • 2 tbsp (30 ml) sugar
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) chopped nuts
    • 8 ozs (250 ml) cream cheese
    • 2/3 cup (150 ml) icing sugar
    • 1 cup (250 ml) Cool Whip
    • 2 1/2 cups (625 ml) milk
    • 2 - 3 1/2 ozs instant pudding mix (vanilla or chocolate or flavour of your choice)
    • 1 cup (250 ml) Cool Whip
    • Garnish (coconut, nuts, marashino cherries, chocolate curls, etc...)


    1. To prepare the base, combine flour, butter, sugar and nuts.
    2. Mix until crumbly. Press into greased 10" spring form pan or square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Let cool.
    3. In the meantime, prepare the cream cheese filling by beating the cream cheese with the icing sugar. Fold in 1 cup of cool whip until well blended. Spread over the cooled crust. Refrigerate while making the topping.
    4. To prepare the pudding mix topping, add the milk to the instant pudding mix following the directions on the package. Let cool. Top with remaining cool whip. Garnish with coconut, chopped nuts, shaved chocolate or marashino cherries, strawberries. Refrigerate before serving. Yields about 12 to 16 servings.

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    • kathy gori
      kathy gori
      LOL, ok, you had me at pan!!! Looks delish!
      • Michael
        I've not tried this recipe yet but it does sound & look great. Going to try it real soon.
        • Kendra
          OMG.. that looks fabalous
          • Kristi Rimkus
            Kristi Rimkus
            Looks fantastic. Love the title!
            • Stacey Maupin Torres
              Stacey Maupin Torres
              Very cool recipe. Is this what they used to call "Better Than Sex Dessert?" ... either way, it's a winner! Thanks for sharing.
              • mechelle
                We always have this dessert at family get-togethers. We call it Mudslide! It's Delicious! I am making one for Thanksgiving using Pumpkin Spice Pudding! Yumm!
                • leslie
                  I have made a similar recipe for years except for one difference. After the cream cheese layer I make a chocolate layer and a vanilla layer and then top with cool whip. It's always a favorite at parties.
                  • Linda Young
                    Linda Young
                    Very good. My family loves it.
                    • DebC
                      This has been a favorite for many years! It's always very well received.
                      • Lisa Whitley
                        Lisa Whitley
                        This is a delicious recipe that I've been making for years, called "4-stack dessert" and I use pistachio pudding! Delicious and always turns out great!
                        • Donna White
                          Donna White
                          We call it ribbon dessert and use french vanilla pudding. It is a family thing with us too.
                          I've been making it for years.
                        • anne alesauskas
                          anne alesauskas
                          super delish!!
                          • Princess Kahani
                            Princess Kahani
                            • Isabelle Dumas
                              Isabelle Dumas
                              This was an awesome dish, I loved it! Thanks for posting! This is actualy a desert served every Friday for after-dinner, LOL ☺
                              • Taresha
                                This is a great dish.
                                • Donna White
                                  Donna White
                                  This is my son's favorite dessert. We use french vanilla pudding. The toppings are maraschino cherries, coconut and pecans. It is out of this world delicious.
                                  • Laura Smith
                                    Laura Smith
                                    Very rich but low in calories...Trust me....LOLOLOL
                                    • Carol Faver
                                      Carol Faver
                                      Old as the hills and absolutely delicious....also called "Chocolate Delight" and everybody adores it.
                                      • tammy riffe
                                        tammy riffe
                                        That's what my granny called it to Carol. By any name it's awesome!!
                                      • carlene
                                        • NutsBabyGirl
                                          Wow it looks the biggest part is how my hubby will receive it but it has the word sex in it so I think I've got everything is covered. LOL Can't wait to try it.
                                          • kitchen nut
                                            kitchen nut
                                            it was delicious
                                            • Sue Sullivan
                                              I call my recipe like this "chocolate Lush". Its great. I could eat the whole thing. Lol
                                              • asda
                                                I still can't figure out why the name is like that. I've never found such weird name on my favorite cooking site gourmandia
                                                • Dena

                                                  I believe they call it "Sex in a pan" beacuse they are referring to the idea that it is as good as Sex and it's made in a pan ..It's a wonderful easy-to-make dessert!!! Hope to try making it sometime! :) Dena
                                                • Dena
                                                  This is wonderful !!! I found it in a cookbook I bought over 25 yrs ago now .. whatever name you call it whatever pudding flavor you use (I use Vanilla and Chocolate.. )it is awesome!! You can also freeze it for those who like frozen desserts and I put a layer of thinly sliced bananas on top of the cookie bottom before the fillngs! YUMl answer "what icing sugar is".. it is in nothern american stores called icing sugar in the sugar aisle and usually in a clear plastic bag now.. and it is just powdered sugar that most people use to make icing for cakes or add to their shortbread Xmas cookie recipe.. . **To the woman who said this was gross and so un-healthy**.. yes it's not the healthiest with artifical cool whip and instant puddings having so much sodium BUT people only have it once in awhile and life is too short to be such a party pooper.. so don't make it don't eat it and the rest of us will ENJOY what we know is a GREAT "to die for .. treat"! The name says it all SEX in a's that good! ...Dena Western Canada :)
                                                  • Micheline
                                                    Ditto! I couldn't have said it better myself. If you are health conscious, just move on to other recipes and forget about leaving negative comments.
                                                  • SANDRA WEATHERSPOON
                                                    SANDRA WEATHERSPOON
                                                    • Maria Lawernce
                                                      Maria Lawernce
                                                      hi...nice food i really like.
                                                      • paula dawes
                                                        paula dawes
                                                        Tis to die for.
                                                        • Susan
                                                          This tasted soooo good!!!
                                                          • Kimberly Bishop
                                                            Kimberly Bishop

                                                            Yummy. My cousin makes something similar. She calls it Robert Redford.
                                                            • SeanCanary
                                                              Love it! This recipe is very mouth-watering!! hmmmmmm
                                                              • remisha
                                                                rich and deliciuous
                                                                • Chef Roach
                                                                  Chef Roach
                                                                  I tried this recipe and it was awesome. It was gotten in to before I could take a picture but I will add one soon. So glad I found this one.
                                                                  • Patricia Hinshaw
                                                                    Patricia Hinshaw
                                                                    wwas great
                                                                    • S Daniels
                                                                      S Daniels
                                                                      Have made this many times, in chocolate and lemon, I call it Better Than Sex, the lemon is expecially pretty with thin slice of lemon for garnish on each individual piece
                                                                      • Paula
                                                                        Ugh! Too many unnatural chemicals!
                                                                        • wallace freeman
                                                                          wallace freeman
                                                                          this is one of our ole time family favorites.
                                                                          • Poornima hegde
                                                                            Poornima hegde
                                                                            Wow! a must try recipe..
                                                                            • andrea Lynch
                                                                              andrea Lynch
                                                                              We call it Chocolate Sin !! I love the cream cheese layer so much I do 1 & 1/2 x the recipe . It's been a 'requirement' that I bring it to all family gatherings now 20 years. We never get tired of it ! Yummmm
                                                                              I tried to give it 5 hearts - not sure what happened there :-)


                                                                              • SeanCanary
                                                                                Looks very savory and mouth-watering recipe! yumyum
                                                                                • chris dixon
                                                                                  chris dixon
                                                                                  any thoughts on substituting standard cream cheese with the new philly milk chocolate cream cheese?
                                                                                  • Micheline
                                                                                    I personally did not try it but it sure sounds like it would taste really good. If you try it, please let us know how it turned out. Cheers.
                                                                                  • veronica
                                                                                    That's some baby making looks delicious! :)
                                                                                    • Lisa
                                                                                      what is icing sugar?
                                                                                      • Dena
                                                                                        Hi Lisa sorry no one asnwered you I am not on this site often either.. please look at my post above dated June 5th :) Bon a' petit! :) Dena Western Canada
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                                                                                        Wow. Sex in a Pan. It's like a foodgasm.
                                                                                        • Shirley Tucker
                                                                                          Shirley Tucker
                                                                                          Ugh. Cool Whip? Grossly artificial. Instant Pudding? Come on guys. What has happened to real food. That artificial stuff is really disgusting.
                                                                                          • Dena
                                                                                            Hi Shirley please see my comment above to reply to yours.. I just found yours to be negative, abit nasty and putting intelligent pl down who know what healthy and unhealthy or not so healthy food is. As my Grandmother used to say "If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all" Dena (55)
                                                                                            • jaytee7
                                                                                              why don't you make it with your own home-made pudding and some real fresh cream?
                                                                                              All things are possible. Make it as natural as you like. If you have the time , u can do it.
                                                                                            • Tracy Lawson
                                                                                              Tracy Lawson
                                                                                              Oh my goodness, this looks amazing!!!!! I think we need to try this for Christmas!
                                                                                              • carlene
                                                                                                this is a interesting recipie my man loves it lol lol lol
                                                                                                • carlene
                                                                                                  sounds interesting and i love the taste my mom made it last week sunday for my man birthday and he like it maaaaaaaaaaaaaad
                                                                                                  • Infinity
                                                                                                    Looking forward to trying this! I have to use a non gluten flour, due to Mom's allergies, but her eyes lit up when I showed it to
                                                                                                    • Rose
                                                                                                      OMG!!!!! How good does this sound, can't wait to try it...
                                                                                                      • Windy Lawrence
                                                                                                        Windy Lawrence
                                                                                                        My hubby says all yummy food should have such an attractive name! Going to try this soon, thanks!
                                                                                                        • Suzanne
                                                                                                          Making it today for my best friend it's her birthday will let you know...
                                                                                                          • Norma
                                                                                                            This is different than Better Than Sex Cake which starts with a cake mix.I am going to try this one soon.
                                                                                                            • marie
                                                                                                              i love this
                                                                                                              • Nina
                                                                                                                All the guilt's of life in one.
                                                                                                                • Simple Daily Recipes
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                                                                                                                  This is an old recipe- my word- it's amazing how recipes can take us back. My grandmother made this back in the 80s whenever her workplace had a potluck party. There were never leftovers. She would make an extra pan just for us.
                                                                                                                  I remember then it was called "Better Than Sex Cake".
                                                                                                                  • Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner
                                                                                                                    Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner
                                                                                                                    This sounds and looks pretty sinful! It's a must try with the great combo of ingredients!
                                                                                                                    • Hai
                                                                                                                      It sounds like something U would eat 4 trying 2 have a baby.
                                                                                                                      • Rachele Bennett
                                                                                                                        Rachele Bennett
                                                                                                                        Sounds very rich and delicious. Adding to my recipe box.

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