Good cake, takes a little work. Great for parties and get togethers.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
15
Yield:
1 large punch bowl
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bake cake mix according to package directions for 2 layers, let cakes cool.

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  • Make pudding as per package directions and set aside to firm.

  • Put one layer of cake in bottom of large punch bowl, spread with 1/2 of the vanilla pudding , then the entire can of fruit cocktail, 1/2 of the cherry pie filling, 1/2 of the coconut and 1/2 of the nuts, then 1/2 of the whipped topping. Place the second layer of cake in the bowl and spread with remainder of the vanilla pudding, the entire can of crushed pineapple, the remaining cherry pie filling, nuts, then coconut, top with the remaining 1/2 of the whipped topping. Garnish top with chopped nuts. Serve with a large spoon.

Nutrition Facts

495 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 72.3g; fat 22.5g; cholesterol 0.7mg; sodium 410.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2003
I have made this recipe several times now and has been a hit each time! It is easy to throw together so anytime I need to bring a desert this is my first choice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/12/2009
This is an awesome party dessert. I am asked to make it every year for our office Christmas Party. Always a huge hit! Read More
(2)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2003
I have made this recipe several times now and has been a hit each time! It is easy to throw together so anytime I need to bring a desert this is my first choice. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2005
This recipe was so easy. I enjoyed making as well. The only thing I didn't really like is the fruit cocktail so next time I'll replace it with Mandarin Oranges or more Cherry Pie filling. Everyone at my party loved it too! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2006
This was a good recipe to take with you o the go. It feeds a ton of people and it is great! I didn't use the fruit cocktail but it was still good. I will make again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2003
GREAT for parties Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2007
I left out the fruit cocktail and the coconut and everyone still loved it. I think that if I make it again I will add bananas. GREAT RECIPE!!! THANKS!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2007
loved it!!! I did it in a sheet cake and cut that into small squares. I also used mandarine oranges instead of fruit cocktail. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
Loved it! Didn't change a thing and will definately make again. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/12/2009
This is an awesome party dessert. I am asked to make it every year for our office Christmas Party. Always a huge hit! Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
11/22/2011
Didn't care for this nor did my 15 year old son. I have had punch bowl cake before and loved it. Not sure why this recipie didn't work for me. Read More
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