Need to make dessert, but can’t bake to save your life? This punch bowl cake recipe is the easiest and tastiest solution! A punch bowl cake is a classic southern dessert that’s loaded with layers of light and airy cake, silky pudding, and fruits, and topped with fluffy whipped cream. In short, it’s every dessert lover’s paradise. And with this easy punch bowl cake recipe, you’ll never fret over what to bring to a party again.
And yes, it couldn’t be easier to make. Because it makes use of a boxed cake mix, instant pudding, and frozen whipped topping, even non-bakers can pull this off! But just because the ingredients are mostly store-bought doesn’t mean the flavor isn’t to die for. This cake tastes so heavenly, it will fool people into thinking it’s homemade!
Don’t let your zero baking skills get in the way of impressing your family and friends. Stick to this punch bowl cake, and your dessert will be a guaranteed hit.
One 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix
Two 3 1/2-ounce packages instant vanilla pudding mix (prepared according to instructions on box)
One 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
6 medium bananas, sliced
2 pints strawberries (crush one pint, slice one pint, and mix both together)
One 24-ounce container Cool Whip (thawed), or fresh whipped cream (1 quart heavy cream whipped with 1 cup sugar till stiff)
Prepare cake in two 9-inch round pans according to directions. Put one layer of cake in the bottom of a punch bowl. Add half of the pudding, half of the pineapple, 3 sliced bananas, half of the strawberries, and half of the Cool Whip. Put another layer of cake in Punch bowl along with remaining pudding, pineapple, bananas, and strawberries. Top off with Cool Whip and Sprinkle Strawberry juice on top.
I thought this would be a COOL Dessert for a HOT Day, and it was!