Gluten-free "Six Layer Dessert"

Now, I know many of you are familiar with this controversial dessert. It’s the dessert that made you snicker as a child, and well, even as an adult. It goes by many names, some of which are “The next best thing to Robert Redford” (I think that one must be outdated already, since there are so many more nice things than Robert these days), “Sex in a pan”, which apparently is a misinterpretation (yeah, right) of “Six in a pan”. “Six in a pan” was named so because of the 6 layers that this dessert has. Use whatever name you want, it is always delicious!

I made this cake for an Easter dessert and decided to use chopped up Hershey’s Eggies. Feel free to use chopped up candy bar, or even just shaved chocolate to top off this cake. However you decide to do it, it will be delicious!



  1. says

    I’m a tad bit embarrassed to say this, but I’ve NEVER heard of this dessert! It looks really good though, and I’m so excited to try it!!:-)

  2. Mary says

    I use Pamela’s Pecan Shortbread cookies for the crust. Just break them up and add 1/4 cup melted butter, pat in pan and bake !

    • says

      That sounds like a fantastic alternative, Mary! I don’t have access to those cookies here, but for those that do, a time saver! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Becky says

    I am SO excited to try this out! And I’m so excited to have stumbled across your site!! I am no good when it comes to baking and having to convert recipes (I dont have the patience to bake…I love cooking where I can throw anything into the pot/pan and taste it and alter it until it tastes great but unfortunately that does not work with baking!!) so finding this site with soooo many gluten free recipes is like a little slice of gluten free dessert heaven for me! :)

  4. says

    Totally had a Laugh Out Loud moment at your “nice things” link! Very funny! Looking forward to trying this recipe — I have your GF Cream Puffs recipe in the oven right now!


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