Pudding Cake

There is just no way you can go wrong with this recipe!  You cook the crust for about 20 minutes.  The rest of this pudding cake is mixing and refrigerating!  It’s creamy and delicious and our whole family devoured this dessert in no time at all.   It is “Truly Scrumptious”.

Serves: 20

Pudding Cake

An easy dessert that is No Fail!! Perfect for family dinner or a party! This recipe feeds a lot!

3 hrPrep Time

20 minCook Time

3 hr, 20 Total Time

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  • 5/8 cup butter, softened to room temp (10 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts(chopped fine)
  • 8 ounces cool whip, divided
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3.4 ounces instant chocolate pudding
  • 3.4 ounces instant vanilla pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Hershey bars with almonds, grated (1.45 ounces each)


  1. For the crust combine the softened butter, flour and chopped nuts. Mix and then press into a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch glass pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. Then blend half of the 8 ounces of cool whip with the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Spread carefully over the cooled crust.(spread carefully so that your crust doesn't lift out of the pan) Refrigerate.
  3. In another bowl blend chocolate pudding, vanilla pudding, milk and vanilla. Blend on low speed until it thickens and spread over the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
  4. Then spread remaining cool whip on top and sprinkle grated Hershey bar with almonds on top.
  5. Refrigerate overnight of for a few hours.
Recipe Type: Dessert
721 cal
40 g
76 g
11 g

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17 Responses to “Pudding Cake”

  1. Renee Rogers
    This recipe is a family heirloom in my family !!! My hubby's aunt made this every family holiday gathering during the 70's, 80's , 90's. and on up until very recently (she is elderly now) and she gave me the recipe in her own handwriting when I first got married in 1977. I just tried to pin this recipe and got a pop-up window saying it is a copyrighted recipe...and would not let me pin it. Not sure why it is copyrighted because I have had it for going on 4 decades now. . Still delicious, and a classic!
  2. How cool to see this recipe! We have one that is pretty similar in my family and we call it Chocolate Yummy, it was a staple at our house on birthdays. Your picture brought on all sorts of nostalgia, thank you so much for sharing this, I'll have to try your version out soon!
  3. Soraya Cornick
    I've, also, had this recipe for approximately 35 years. Although, it was called Pistachio Dessert, because of using pistachio pudding rather than chocolate. So delicious!!! No topping sprinkled on it in my recipe. Although, ground pistachios would be yummy!!!

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