This will be our special Biggest Loser snack tonight – I know, I know… I should fix healthy snacks to watch with this particular show but I think my daughters will flip a little further for Punch Bowl Cake than they would for salads, tofu, or rice cakes.
Besides, look for yourself, there’s fruit in the cake. Fruit’s healthy, right?
Recipe for: PUNCH BOWL CAKE
1 box white cake mix
6 bananas (sliced)
4 cups crushed pineapple, drained
2 pkgs unsweetened strawberries (thawed)
2 large containers of Cool Whip
1 box vanilla instant pudding
Bake the cake according to the directions on the box – make 2 layers. After the cakes have cooled, divide each layer in half – making 4 layers.
Layer in order given in a large glass punch bowl:
- Cake layer
- 1/4 sliced bananas
- 1/4 crushed pineapple
- 1/4 strawberries
- Sprinkle 1/4 of the dry vanilla pudding mix
- 1/4 of the Cool Whip – Spread out evenly, of course.
- Repeat the layers as given above.. Be sure you end with a generous layer of Cool Whip.
I actually like to make homemade whipped topping 95 percent of the time, but if you’re in a hurry – good old Cool Whip is delicious. This recipe would make a gorgeous, unique Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dessert – especially if you decorated the top with red and cherries or even sprinkled a little colored sugar on top.
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