Heaven in a Bowl Cake

“Heaven in a Bowl Cake” is a rich and decadent dessert that typically involves layers of cake, pudding, whipped cream, and various toppings. While there are many variations of this dessert, here’s a basic recipe to get you started:


For the cake:

  • 1 box of your favorite cake mix (chocolate or vanilla)
  • Ingredients required by the cake mix (eggs, oil, water, etc.)

For the pudding layer:

  • 1 box (3.4 ounces) instant pudding mix (flavor of your choice)
  • 2 cups cold milk

For the whipped cream layer:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the toppings:

  • Chocolate shavings, chopped nuts, berries, or other desired toppings


  1. Bake the cake according to the instructions on the package. Allow it to cool completely.
  2. While the cake is cooling, prepare the pudding layer. In a mixing bowl, combine the instant pudding mix with cold milk. Whisk for about 2 minutes until the pudding thickens. Place in the refrigerator to chill and set.
  3. Once the cake has cooled, use a fork or skewer to poke holes all over the top of the cake.
  4. Pour the prepared pudding evenly over the top of the cake, making sure it seeps into the holes. Spread the pudding layer evenly with a spatula.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl, prepare the whipped cream layer. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form.
  6. Spread the whipped cream evenly over the top of the pudding layer.
  7. Decorate the top of the cake with chocolate shavings, chopped nuts, berries, or any other desired toppings.
  8. Refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours before serving to allow the layers to set and flavors to meld.
  9. Slice and serve your “Heaven in a Bowl Cake” chilled, and enjoy its delicious layers of cake, pudding, and whipped cream!

Feel free to customize this recipe by using different flavors of cake mix, pudding, or toppings to suit your taste preferences. This dessert is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering!

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