Almond Joy Cupcakes

Almond Joy Better than Sex cupcakes recipe from

Better Than Sex Cupcakes?  Not cake???

Yep.  Don’t get us wrong…we love Better Than Sex Cake…but we wanted to try something new.  And we wanted it to include coconut.  And not have chocolate cake.  Don’t ask us why.  That’s just how we felt. So we created these Almond Joy Better than Sex Cupcakes.

And they’re pretty dang phenomenal.

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  • white cake mix (and ingredients to make the cake)
  • sweetened condensed milk (we used 1 can for 12 cupcakes)
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B002BLIT7C” locale=”US”]coconut creme[/easyazon_link] (1 bottle is more than enough!)
  • coconut flakes
  • almond slivers
  • hot fudge sauce
  • Cool Whip

To Do:

  1. Bake cupcakes according to directions and let them cool.
  2. Using a chopstick or knife, poke holes all over the cupcakes.  They should go all the way to the bottom.
  3. Mix equal parts coconut creme and sweetened condensed milk together.  Spoon the mixture on top of each cupcakes, allowing it to soak in.  You’ll probably have to do this several times and allow time in-between each coat for the mixture to soak into the cake.
  4. Spread hot fudge sauce on top (tip: heat it first so it pours well!).
  5. Place a healthy dollop of Cool Whip on top.
  6. Sprinkle with almond slivers and coconut shavings.  (You could also put the coconut on right after the fudge sauce if you want to.)

ingredients for almond joy better than sex cake

Yes, they did take a few more ingredients than we’d normally use…but it was worth it.  These were coconuty, rich, and fabulous.  You don’t actually need the candy bar… unless you’re like us and needed something to snack on while you cooked.  Then you do :) Oh, and you will also want Cool Whip.
step one for Almond Joy Better than Sex cupcakes

The key to these Better than Sex Cupcakes recipe is to mix the sweetened condensed milk and the coconut creme together before pouring it into the holes of your poke cake.  The coconut creme we found with the mixers at our local Cub…you could probably find it in a liquor store as well.

step 4 for Almond Joy Better than Sex Cake

After the sweetened condensed mixture soaks into the holes of the cupcakes, you can put the hot fudge right on top.  It spreads on really easily!

If you like these Better Than Sex Cupcakes, you’ll probably love our Mallow Cupcakes, our Dessert Island Chocolate Cake, and any number of our great Lazy Baker recipes.


1 thought on “Almond Joy Cupcakes”

  1. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    Now that is a real toss up — may I have both at the same time — cupcake and xxx?? You have to keep up the energy. I also have a real important question — I love to cook — I think you know that — and I love to eat. The challenge here is how do I not gain zillion of pounds?? My kids are all gone, the grandkids are with my kids — so what do I do with all the luscious food?? You have to taste, right? Sometimes you have to taste desserts quite a few times to make sure they’re just right. How do you keep the extra padding off? Inquiring mind NEEDS to know.

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