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Chocolate Pudding Cake I Recipe

Chocolate Pudding Cake I

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"This is a very quick and simple no bake dessert cake. I've been making it for years without a written recipe. I have also tried it with different flavors such as Coconut/Pineapple. This recipe lends itself well to experimentation. Note: If desired, chopped nuts may be added to the pudding before spreading over cake, or may be sprinkled over the top of the pudding before adding the whipped topping layer."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings


  1. Tear angel food cake into bite size pieces into a 9x13 inch cake pan (preferably glass).
  2. Prepare chocolate pudding as directed on package. Gently spread over the top of cake pieces, spreading to edges of pan.
  3. Carefully spread whipped topping over chocolate pudding, spreading to edges of pan and taking care not to mix with pudding.
  4. Using a cheese grater or vegetable peeler, grate chocolate bar over the whipped topping.
  5. Chill until ready to serve, at least one hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 11, 2003

I am 9 years old. This was very good.It was also quick,and really easy because I was able to make this recipe. My sisters that are younger than me loved it!!!!!!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 22, 2012

This can be called many things, but it is not a pudding cake. It is more widely known as a trifle. A pudding cake is a cake that you bake and it makes it's own pudding under it. The recipe itself is a good one, but it is trifle. It is even better with chocolate cake instead of angel food.


30 Ratings

Oct 02, 2007

I made this but with a few changes. I used a mix rather than store bought cake. Instead of tearing the cake into pieces, I cut it into 3 layers. I then "frosted" each the bottom and middle layers with the pudding and used the whipped cream as a frosting. You still have to be careful not to get the pudding into the whipped cream, but I think it was much prettier this way and seemed more appropriate for a birthday cake. Very yummy!

Dec 21, 2010

Editor Note: The pudding ingredient in this recipe was changed to "instant" at the recipe submitter's request.

Mar 22, 2012

**Directions don't sound like there is supposed to be regular AND instant pudding. Am I missing something? Extra chocolate is never a bad thing!

May 14, 2008

First of all, this recipe was exceptionally easy and delicious. The cool thing is it can be any kind of pudding. I put in banana pudding and chopped bananas instead of chocolate and it tasted ~amazing~. It was also for my mother for mother's day and she loved it. We ate all of it in two days! Thanks a ton for putting this on allrecipes.

Aug 03, 2004

Wonderful recipe! If your looking for a low cal, low fat, and low cholesterol dessert, that young and old will love. This is it! Thank you Linda!

Sep 17, 2008

We made this when I was growing up, but we would use vanilla pudding and instead of the chocolate sprinkled on top, we would break up a butterfinger bar instead. Delicious!!


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  • Calories
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 207 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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