Make Refrigerated Cake

Edited by sheryl hernandez, Rebecca M., Eng, Christine dela Cruz

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Refrigerated cakes are a wonderful addition to any desert table. They are perfect not only for the warmer months when no one wants to turn the oven on, but around the holidays there never seems to be enough oven space. After a heavy meal of turkey, ham, and other rich foods, a light desert like a refrigerated cake is just the thing to top it all off. As an additional bonus, there is no last minute rush because these cakes are usually made the night before they will be needed.

Ingredients

  • 45 pieces of honey or plain graham crackers, coarsely crushed
  • 2-8 oz. tubs of non-dairy whipped cream
  • 2 small boxes of cheesecake flavored instant pudding
  • 2 small boxes of chocolate flavored instant pudding (or flavor of your choice)
  • 3 Cups of milk (to prepare pudding)
  • 1 cup of chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips (for garnish)

Directions

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    Place the crushed graham crackers in the bottom of a 9x13 inch glass or metal pan and be sure that the bottom is completely covered.
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  2. 2
    In a small bowl combine cheesecake flavored pudding and 1 1/2 cup of the milk.
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  3. 3
    Whisk until it is smooth and begins to thicken.
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  4. 4
    Pour directly over the graham crackers and refrigerate until pudding is set
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    (5 to 10 minutes)
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  5. 5
    When pudding is set, spread one container of the whipped cream directly on top of the pudding.
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  6. 6
    If using nuts in your recipe, sprinkle half of them over the whipped cream
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    (reserve the other half for the topping)
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  7. 7
    Prepare chocolate pudding with the other 1 1/2 cup of milk and pour over the whipped cream and nuts.
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  8. 8
    Refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes
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  9. 9
    Spread remaining whipped cream over the top and garnish with remaining nuts and chocolate chips.
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  10. 10
    Refrigerate overnight or until ready to serve
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Tips

  • This cake can be made with any combination of pudding flavors that you like. You can also replace the nuts with crushed toffee bits or cookies.

Common Variations to the Refrigerated Cake

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    Fruit layers
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    You still use the same graham crackers and cream but you insert fruits in between. This is a rather simple and healthy variation because you do not need to cook or make anything. All you need to do is peel and slice the fruits thinly so that you can line them up nicely in between. You can mix different fruits in different layers, or make it more organized in a way that one layer would be one type of fruit and then another layer would be another type of fruit. The most common fruits to use are peaches, apples, pears, grapes, strawberries, mangoes, blueberries, and the like.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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Categories : Desserts | PL Check GREEN

Recent edits by: Eng, Rebecca M., sheryl hernandez

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