When it comes to sex, many cakers prefer eating it to doing it. Sex in a Pan, a dish that combines pudding, Cool Whip and water-based lubricant (okay, that was a lie) has been around the block a few times. You may have come across it by one of its tamer names, like Better than Robert Redford, Heaven in a Pan, Ecstasy in a Pan, or The Thing My Husband and I Used to Do Before He Decided Sleep Was More Desirable Than Me.
I have to give props to the woman who brazenly submitted Sex in a Pan for her church cookbook, what with all those virginal gelatin moulds and saintly shortbread cookie recipes floating around. It takes guts to be a sexual revolutionary, but it usually pays off. Just look at Lady Godiva. She rode around nude on a horse and now she’s got a chocolate empire, not to mention the money she made with that poker face song.
If you haven’t had Sex in a Pan before, stop denying yourself. This decadent, six-layer creation didn’t earn its name for no reason. In fact, it has many things in common with actual sex, including nuts, gooey substances and feelings of guilt after you're done.
½ cup flour
½ cup butter
1 cup pecans, chopped
Cook in 8” x 12” pan (see note) at 350° for 15 minutes. Cool.
1 8-ounce package Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 cup icing sugar
Cream together and put on top of first layer.
½ of a large tub of Cool Whip
Spread Cool Whip over second layer.
1 3 ½ ounce package instant chocolate pudding
1 ½ cups milk
Let set for a few minutes, then spread on third layer.
1 3 ½ ounce package instant vanilla pudding
1 ½ cups milk
Let set for a few minutes, then spread on fourth layer
½ tub of Cool Whip
Put the rest of the Cool Whip over fifth layer. Decorate with shavings of chocolate.
Note: Make sure you use a 8” x 12” dish because the crust won’t cover 9” x 13”. If you only have that size, consider upping the ingredients by a ¼ cup.
Source: Best Recipes This Side of Heaven, Home-Tested Recipes from Anglican Church Ladies