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Chocolate Pudding Cake I

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars

"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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servings 102 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 - 9x13 inch pan)


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  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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 102 calories; 3.1 g fat; 17.4 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; < 1 mg cholesterol; 207 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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!!!!!!!!!

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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 it...

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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!!!!!!!!!

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 la...

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

**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!

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 ~a...

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!

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!!

Excellent and easy, the best thing to make in a hurry. No hard work, and very good even using low-fat ingredients. Sometimes good with low-fat graham crackers instead of angel cake, but both a...

Very fast and easy to make. We found the angle food cake to be a little dry.