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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!

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Raciónes: 12


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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 131g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 324  
Calories from Fat 183 56%
Total Fat 20.77g 26%
Saturated Fat 11.93g 48%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 220mg 9%
Potassium 177mg 5%
Total Carbs 28.98g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 12.86g 9%
Protein 6.19g 10%
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  • 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
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        • Kristi Rimkus
          Looks fantastic. Love the title!
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          • 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.
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            • 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!
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              • 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.
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                • Linda Young
                  Very good. My family loves it.
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                  • DebC
                    This has been a favorite for many years! It's always very well received.
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                    • 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!
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                      • Donna White
                        06 de Junio de 2011
                        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
                        super delish!!
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                        • Princess Kahani
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                          • 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 ☺
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                            • Taresha
                              This is a great dish.
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                              • 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.
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                                • Laura Smith
                                  Very rich but low in calories...Trust me....LOLOLOL
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                                  • Carol Faver
                                    Old as the hills and absolutely delicious....also called "Chocolate Delight" and everybody adores it.
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                                    • tammy riffe
                                      08 de Mayo de 2013
                                      That's what my granny called it to Carol. By any name it's awesome!!
                                    • carlene
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                                      • 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
                                          it was delicious
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                                          • I call my recipe like this "chocolate Lush". Its great. I could eat the whole thing. Lol
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                                            • 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
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                                              • Dena
                                                06 de Junio de 2012

                                                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 :)
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                                                • Micheline
                                                  10 de Junio de 2012
                                                  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.
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                                                  • Maria Lawernce
                                                    hi...nice food i really like.
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                                                    • paula dawes
                                                      Tis to die for.
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                                                      • Susan
                                                        This tasted soooo good!!!
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                                                        • Kimberly Bishop

                                                          Yummy. My cousin makes something similar. She calls it Robert Redford.
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                                                          • SeanCanary
                                                            Love it! This recipe is very mouth-watering!! hmmmmmm
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                                                            • remisha
                                                              rich and deliciuous
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                                                              • 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.
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                                                                • Patricia Hinshaw
                                                                  wwas great
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                                                                  • 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
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                                                                    • Paula
                                                                      Ugh! Too many unnatural chemicals!
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                                                                      • wallace freeman
                                                                        this is one of our ole time family favorites.
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                                                                        • Poornima hegde
                                                                          Wow! a must try recipe..
                                                                          • 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 :-)
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                                                                            • SeanCanary
                                                                              08 de Septiembre de 2012
                                                                              Looks very savory and mouth-watering recipe! yumyum
                                                                              • chris dixon
                                                                                08 de Agosto de 2012
                                                                                any thoughts on substituting standard cream cheese with the new philly milk chocolate cream cheese?
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                                                                                • Micheline
                                                                                  12 de Agosto de 2012
                                                                                  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
                                                                                  26 de Marzo de 2012
                                                                                  That's some baby making looks delicious! :)
                                                                                  • Lisa
                                                                                    21 de Febrero de 2012
                                                                                    what is icing sugar?
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                                                                                    • Dena
                                                                                      06 de Junio de 2012
                                                                                      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
                                                                                    • Organic Cocktail Recipes
                                                                                      31 de Enero de 2012
                                                                                      Wow. Sex in a Pan. It's like a foodgasm.
                                                                                      • Shirley Tucker
                                                                                        12 de Enero de 2012
                                                                                        Ugh. Cool Whip? Grossly artificial. Instant Pudding? Come on guys. What has happened to real food. That artificial stuff is really disgusting.
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                                                                                        • Dena
                                                                                          06 de Junio de 2012
                                                                                          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
                                                                                            28 de Julio de 2013
                                                                                            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
                                                                                            05 de Diciembre de 2011
                                                                                            Oh my goodness, this looks amazing!!!!! I think we need to try this for Christmas!
                                                                                            • carlene
                                                                                              04 de Noviembre de 2011
                                                                                              this is a interesting recipie my man loves it lol lol lol
                                                                                              • carlene
                                                                                                04 de Noviembre de 2011
                                                                                                sounds interesting and i love the taste my mom made it last week sunday for my man birthday and he like it maaaaaaaaaaaaaad
                                                                                                • Infinity
                                                                                                  15 de Septiembre de 2011
                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                    08 de Septiembre de 2011
                                                                                                    OMG!!!!! How good does this sound, can't wait to try it...
                                                                                                    • Windy Lawrence
                                                                                                      04 de Septiembre de 2011
                                                                                                      My hubby says all yummy food should have such an attractive name! Going to try this soon, thanks!
                                                                                                      • 30 de Junio de 2011
                                                                                                        Making it today for my best friend it's her birthday will let you know...
                                                                                                        • Norma
                                                                                                          12 de Junio de 2011
                                                                                                          This is different than Better Than Sex Cake which starts with a cake mix.I am going to try this one soon.
                                                                                                          • marie
                                                                                                            03 de Marzo de 2011
                                                                                                            i love this
                                                                                                            • 27 de Febrero de 2011
                                                                                                              All the guilt's of life in one.
                                                                                                              • Simple Daily Recipes
                                                                                                                15 de Enero de 2011
                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                  31 de Octubre de 2010
                                                                                                                  This sounds and looks pretty sinful! It's a must try with the great combo of ingredients!
                                                                                                                  • Hai
                                                                                                                    16 de Octubre de 2010
                                                                                                                    It sounds like something U would eat 4 trying 2 have a baby.
                                                                                                                    • Rachele Bennett
                                                                                                                      30 de Agosto de 2010
                                                                                                                      Sounds very rich and delicious. Adding to my recipe box.

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