February 20, 2017 Amy 0Comment

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Have you ever had one of those desserts that you just simply can’t wait to dive into?  That’s what Sex in a Pan is!  Every layer makes your mouth water and as you add more and more layers the anticipation mounts. Have you ever seen a more decadent dessert that was both sugar free and gluten free?

Sex in a Pan


This recipe is for 16 people with a 9×9 pan.  We do not have 16 people living in the house (few do!), so I decided to cut this recipe down to 4 servings.  The pictures will show a much smaller pan than the recipe calls for.  Be forewarned!

The first layer is a gluten free take on a graham cracker crust. It’s almond flour and Xylitol mixed with melted butter. FYI – almond flour makes a great replacement for a graham cracker crust!  It has a bit of texture that is really needed here.  The crust is baked before adding the other layers.

Sex on a plate crust mixture
Flour mixture for crust

You’ll also notice that I line this small pan with parchment paper.  Totally worth it!  The dessert comes right out of the pan and is super easy.  Otherwise, the pudding would stick to the sides of the pan and make removal difficult.

Sex on a plate almond flour crust


Next comes a cream cheese whipped cream. I feel like Homer Simpson – I just want to say “aaarhhhl” while drooling. I won’t drool on the Sex in a Pan. I promise.  This is followed by a sugar free chocolate pudding. I never knew homemade pudding was so easy to make!

Sex on a plate pudding layer

Then you add a pillowy layer of whipped cream. Garnish with chocolate chip shavings, if desired.

Sex on a plate whipped cream layer


Now here’s the hard part. You need to wait (yes, wait) until it is set. About 3 hours in the fridge. Try not to count down the minutes!  When the time is up (or you just can’t wait any longer – I only waited 1 hour.  oops!), enjoy!

Sex in a Pan pic for pinterest


Happy Baking!

Sex in a Pan Recipe

Gluten Free and Sugar Free layers of faux graham cracker crust, pillowy whipped cream, and rich chocolate pudding. Sex in a Pan
Course Dessert
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 50 minutes
Servings 16 Squares



  • 1 1/2 Cups Almond Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Xylitol
  • 1/3 Cup Unsalted Butter, melted

Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Xylitol
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened

Chocolate Pudding

  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk May substitute Whole Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Erythritol (like Swerve)
  • 3 oz Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter No need to soften butter!
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Whipped Cream

  • 1 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Xylitol
  • 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 1 oz Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Chips (optional) shaved with a cheese grater



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together almond flour and Xylitol. Add in melted butter until crumbly. Press into bottom of prepared baking pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until light golden brown.
  3. Let cool completely before adding layers.

Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

  1. Whisk heavy cream, Xylitol, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Add the and softened cream cheese slowly. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  2. When crust has cooled completely, spread cream cheese whipped cream evenly over crust.

Chocolate Pudding

  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter, chocolate, heavy cream, milk, and erythritol together. Heat slowly and stir frequently to avoid burning the chocolate (5-10) minutes.
  2. Sprinkle the xanthan gum slowly into the chocolate mixture while stirring. Continue to heat for 5 minutes over low heat, whisking constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Let stand for 15 minutes or until cooled, then add pudding in an even layer over the cream cheese whipped cream layer.

Whipped Cream

  1. Whip heavy cream, Xylitol, and vanilla extract just until stiff peaks form. Be careful not to over whip. Add whipped cream in an even layer over the pudding layer.
  2. Optional: Add chocolate shavings on top.
  3. Place Sex in a Pan in refrigerator to set completely, 3-4 hours.
  4. Serve cold. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Wholesome Yum

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