I am not a baker. I have zero patience and am known for NEVER following directions. However, my boyfriend Jake is a die hard chocolate lover and I have allowed myself to cut some corners when it comes to making sweets. This cake is so easy a caveman could do it.
This is a cake inspired by Jakes grandmother, he was a the number one fan of her “pudding in a cloud” dessert. Her recipe simply called for, chocolate pudding delicately folded into light and creamy cool whip; a cup of comforting nostalgia. Here, I layered devils food cake with chocolate pudding and then covered it in a cloud of cool whip mixed with fresh whipping cream.
What you will need:
2 boxes devil’s food cake
1 cup vegetable oil
2 2/3 cup water
2 cups milk
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup cool whip
Heat oven to 350. Mix two packages of devil’s food cake together following instructions. Separate cake batter into two separate cake round and bake for 35 minutes. While your cake is baking, make the chocolate pudding, following the pie filling instructions on the box, this will allow for a thicker filling. Place the pudding in the fridge, Next for the frosting. Beat whipping cream on high until stiff peaks form then, fold in cool whip.
Once your cake is completely cooled, cut each in half with a serrated knife so you have four separate layers. Place cake on cake stand and begin to layer. Cake, then a layer of pudding then cake and another layer of pudding etc. Once completed, start to swirl your frosting all about. This is a very forgiving frosting, it should look lovely no matter how you spread it on.
Then, dig in!
Sometimes, it’ just that simple.
I think Mr. Keno agrees.