Can use cherry or strawberry pie filling or fresh, sliced, sweetened strawberries.

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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  • Prepare the pudding according to package with the 5 c. milk.

  • In a large punch bowl, start with one layer of the cake, broken up into pieces. Spread with half of the pudding, then slice three bananas over the pudding. Then layer 1 can drained pineapple, one can pie filling and half of the coconut.

  • Repeat in the same order with the remaining ingredients.

  • Top with whipped topping, then sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Chill and serve.

Nutrition Facts

596 calories; protein 6.3g 13% DV; carbohydrates 105.8g 34% DV; fat 18g 28% DV; cholesterol 7.2mg 2% DV; sodium 584.1mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2003
I've made this several times now. Always a hit and requested often!! Try adding fresh strawberries and pecans. Also incorporate the cool whip when layering as well as on top. Wonderful! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2003
This is a good dessert for a crowd. I used cream of coconut pudding skipped the bananas and walnuts added canned peaches and dessert was a nice creamy triffle-like product which I served at a church function. Hard to go wrong with this recipe try to use a punchbowl that does not have ripples or designs on the side so one can see the layers. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2003
I've made this several times now. Always a hit and requested often!! Try adding fresh strawberries and pecans. Also incorporate the cool whip when layering as well as on top. Wonderful! Read More
(75)
Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2003
This is a good dessert for a crowd. I used cream of coconut pudding skipped the bananas and walnuts added canned peaches and dessert was a nice creamy triffle-like product which I served at a church function. Hard to go wrong with this recipe try to use a punchbowl that does not have ripples or designs on the side so one can see the layers. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2003
I was trying to find something that looked fancy and taste great. Man I had so many co-worker rave about this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2007
The dish definatly was a huge hit... all though next time I will not include the Coconut. My self as well as others agreed that the coconut does in fact add a good flavor... But the texture of Coconut just does not mesh well with the other ingrediants... Its kinda like all the other ingrediants are mushy goodness and the coconut is the sawdust... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
This cake was so good. I had baked a cake that fell when my kids were jumping around in the kitchen and I didn't want to throw it away. I made this and the only thing I changed was I used pecans instead of walnuts(didn't have any). Yum yum yum. I will definitely be making this again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2003
Very good Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2003
Fun and pretty to look at. I took as a dessert for Thanksgiving. Many questions and comments. Delicious. Can't wait to make in the summer with fresh berries. We used a punch bowl ladle to scoop out portions. The next day everyone just grabbed a spoon! Fun! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2014
Great recipe! I used a store bought pound cake from the bakery section because it was just too hot to turn on the oven! I also used the coconut cream pudding instead of vanilla pudding and coconut flakes. And I omitted the walnuts for folks with allergies. I also used fresh blueberries and strawberries to garnish the top and make it festive for July 4th (see pic). It was a hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2011
This is a wonderful dessert. I recently brought it to a ladies meeting at church and everyone raved at how pretty it was.I used pound cake and triple berry pie filling. I will be making this many times I'm sure. Thanks for such an easy yet elegant dessert. Read More
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