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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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Frost or glaze

Frost or glaze

Who needs $ dollars worth of decorating tools and bags if you are not going into business. Easy way to decorate cupcakes or write name and cakes or even drizzle glaze onto foods, use a heavy duty small ziploc type bag filled with frosting or glaze. Snip the tip and you're in for an easy and inexpensive way to decorate in a pinch. And now for the best part, clean up is a snap! Toss it in the trash and you're done.

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I've got a request for a "White Chocolate Cake". Is there a way to add a chocolate flavoring to the white cake mix to accomplish this? Also is there a way to make a chocolate peanut butter flavored cake?

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