Just returned from the market and purchased ingredients to try this cake. Am I understanding it correctly if I prepare the pudding as directed on the package then proceed with the recipe. Thanks for your help, I look forward to trying this recipe.
You and I have been cooking for many years and we know how to make pudding. Fast, easy, economical. But there's a whole new generation out there that eats it out of plastic cups. Just wait till they taste the difference between home-made and store-bought! Wow! Can't wait to hear their comments. BTW, the cake is fun to make and gets eaten really fast. Thanx, Real Simple
This was another RS recipe that was a bust. My resulting product looked nothing like the picture. Was very disappointed since the vanilla pudding I made turned out really, really good. Regarding the confusion about the vanilla pudding...the recipe was featured in the magazine's section on making homemade vanilla pudding. RS will feature a food item and then will publish recipes after instructions on making that particular featured food item as a way to "showcase" that food. It's implied that you use the homemade vanilla pudding and not boxed pudding.
Made it today. Used larger pound cakes, a large vanilla Jello p (cooked) pudding and 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream. Next time I will use all 2 cups of cream. Very easy and delish. BTW I had to cut my cake into various sizes to fit the casserole dish I used...no one noticed as they were digging in!
I might try this and make it into a trifle..... then you don't need to cut up the cake, you can layer it into a large glass bowl. I might also add some mandarin oranges and some pineapple tidbits.
This was delicious and easy. I am not a fan of pudding, but mixed with the cream, it made a light and delicious filling. I made the recipe with instant pudding and I mixed the pudding with the cream instead of just folding it in.
chris135: It's easy... slide the cake out of the box right side up; slice the cake in half vertically (up and down). Then slice those two more handleable pieces into three even slices horizontally (like the rungs on a ladder go)do this to both cakes. You could also bake your own pound cake in the right sized pan and slice vertically into 3 pieces. The link shows how to make the pudding....or use a box mix, make as directed on the box and then use 2 cups. EASY and good recipe.
Fast and easy to prepare. Tested on family, today, with not a bite left. Will prepare tomorrow for Easter dinner. This recipe is very easy to understand and follow. Their is a link to a vanilla pudding recipe which indicated, to me, to use 2 cups of PREPARED pudding be it boxed or homemade. I use a prepared pound cake but opted to make my own pudding. Delish and thanks.
I read it as 2 cups prepared pudding, from scratch or a box. I don't like the idea of buying premade stuff though to cut up and put in a homemade dessert...i.e. the "Sara Lee' pound cake. Homemade pound cake is so good. Overall I like the sound of the recipe and will make with my adjustments to it.
I agree the recipe is not clear about the vanilla pudding. I guess I will not make the cake as I was going to until I read the instructions.
The recipe calls for pudding meaning prepared pudding, not pudding mix.
In the ingredient list the vanilla pudding is highlighted meaning there is a recipe for making the vanilla pudding.
Click on "vanilla pudding" in cake recipe and it takes you to a recipe for the pudding. You fold the whipped cream into the prepared pudding.
Ok, First of all, nothing is clear about the pudding-is it dry, then cream added? It could have been made clearer to understand..