My Aunt Barbara always made this for Birthdays and family get togethers! It’s one of my favorites!
Make 2 layers yellow cake
cherry pie filling (2- 21 oz cans)
instant vanilla pudding mix (2 boxes), prepared with milk
cool whip (large tub) (can substitute with whipping cream)
1st layer ~Crumble 1 layer of cake in bottom of bowl, add 1 can cherry pie filling, 1 box prepared pudding, and 1/2 tub cool whip.
2nd layer ~ Crumble 1 layer of cake in bottom of bowl, add 1 can cherry pie filling, 1 box prepared pudding, and 1/2 tub cool whip.
Refrigerate, Garnish with pecans (nuts) if you prefer.
Important step* Chill OVERNIGHT, I forgot to do this once and it just isn’t the same!
I have also added coconut and pineapple chunks to it as well. Super easy to make an so delicious!!!!
Notes: Please note that the photo is of 1/2 the recipe. I made just half the recipe for because I did not have a punch bowl and we have a small family. It will make twice as much as shown.
Lightened up version: To lighten it up you can use sugar free cake mix, sugar free pudding mix, light cool whip and fresh cherries.