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Punch Bowl Cake

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A delicious Duncan Hines Yellow Cake layered between layers of fruit and cool whip.....seen thru a beautiful 'punch bowl' !!!

  • Hands-On Time: 45 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Servings: 8-10
  • Rating:


  • 1 - Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
  • 1- small box of *cook and serve* vanilla pudding
  • 1 -8 oz package of cream cheese
  • 1 -12 oz of Crushed pineapple (drained)
  • 1- 20 oz package of frozen strawberries in sweetened juice (thawed)
  • 1- lg container of cool whip
  • 12 - Maraschino cherries

Baking Instructions

  1. Supplies needed:
  2. 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking dish
  3. Any size punch bowl
  4. Spoon
  5. preheat oven: 350 degrees
  6. <Cook *Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix* as directed and set aside to cool.
  7. <Cook pudding as directed on it thickens put in the cream cheese and stir on low heat until completely melted. Set aside to cool.
  8. <Drain crushed pineapple, discard the juice and put the pineapple into the pudding mix.
  9. <Get your punch bowl and start layering!!!! Grab a few handfuls of cake, crumbled and place in the bottom of the punch bowl.
  10. <Drizzle pudding mix over the top of the cake
  11. <Drizzle strawberries and juice over the top of the pudding
  12. <Plop on some cool whip
  13. ....keep making layers until you run out of ingredients...
  14. <final layer, cool whip and top with maraschino cherries
  15. ***Now, here is the hard part.....put in fridge until the next day before eating...believe me, it is worth the wait! ***

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Low fat

Low fat

Instead of using oil & eggs use 1 12 oz can diet soda.(I use Sprite Zero or Siera Mist) for a flavored cake like Orange or strawberry you can use diet orange or diet strawberry soda. Use Decaffeinated soda.

cake box cookie - not

cake box cookie - not

Ok what not to do. Started making the double choc. cake box cookies. I was co-pilot and my wife in the pilot's seat. Half way through I realize she has somehow combined the cake recipe and the cookie recipe. We attempted to fix - She added 3 eggs 1 cup water while I prepped the nuts, butter, vanilla and chips. I stopped her and started 'fixing'. Added just over 1/4 cup of flour as well as the other ingredients, mixed and hoped for the best. Well they are cookie shaped and soft and moist not really a cookie and too flat to be cake. But as I was eating one I had an epiphany. They would be perfect for whoopie cakes! Now I have to make some frosting.

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