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Better Than Sex Red Velvet Cake

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16
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Everybody's favorite cake gets a hearty twist in this delicious red-velvet and chocolate-covered-strawberry version.
Updated May 16, 2022
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Delights Super Moist™ Red Velvet Cake Mix or 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 2 teaspoons Betty Crocker™ red gel food color
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup strawberry syrup
  • 1 tub (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 tub (8 oz) whipped topping
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup candy-covered chocolate pieces (like M&M's® chocolate candy)
  • 1 tablespoon red sprinkles


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F. In a stand mixer, beat together cake mix, gel coloring, eggs, water and oil. Pour into a well-greased 9x11-inch baking pan. Bake until the center springs back when touched lightly, about 22-26 minutes. Cool cake completely.
  • 2
    Use a straw to poke holes about 1 inch apart all across the top of the cake. Drizzle cake with sweetened condensed milk and strawberry syrup, allowing sauces to seep into the holes. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
  • 3
    In a stand mixer, whisk together cream cheese frosting and whipped topping until light and fluffy. Spread mixture on top of cake.
  • 4
    In a small bowl, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together. Allow to sit until cool to the touch, then drizzle across the top of the cake. Press strawberries into the topping. Sprinkle with chocolate chunks, candy pieces and sprinkles. Refrigerate just until set.
  • 5
    Allow cake to sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes before serving.

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More About This Recipe

  • A vibrant twist on the classic Better Than Sex Cake just for the holiday of love. You will adore every bite. There’s a new guy in town and his name is Red Velvet Lover. Sexy, creamy, and full of chocolate-covered strawberry-ness, you’re gonna want to get your hands on this cake. A vibrant twist on classic Better Than Sex cake, this version is fruited, drizzled with strawberry syrup, and topped with chocolate every which way. You’re going to adore every bite. Chill it and slice it. Then dig in!
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