Easy 3 Ingredient No Bake Pudding Cake!

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Pudding Cake is a great way to have your cake and not heat up the house!!!! This is my go to recipe for pot luck gatherings. It’s quick and easy to make and transports well. People are amazed at how simple it is to complete the recipe. Everyone always asks for the recipe, so be prepared.

Not only is the pudding cake easy to make, the ingredients aren’t costly.  The 3 ingredients are easy to keep on hand and you can add chocolate syrup or sprinkles for added color, too. I also love that I can easily turn this into a Weight Watcher recipe by using low fat and sugar free items! Be sure to try it with chocolate pudding, too. YUM!

Be sure to pin our Pudding Cake on the picture above or print it below:

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Easy 3 Ingredient No Bake Pudding Cake!
I used the 4 serving size boxes of pudding. I know they make 6 serving size, too. Those would also work, you would just have LOTS of pudding and need to put less cool whip on top. Enjoy!
  • 3 small (4 serving size) packages instant pudding Prepared as directed (6 cups)
  • 8 oz cool whip thawed
  • 1 Box graham crackers
  1. Lay out graham crackers in a 9 x 13 pan
  2. Cover graham crackers with half of pudding
  3. Layer graham crackers over the pudding layer
  4. Cover graham cracker layer with remaining pudding
  5. Top with cool whip
  6. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 6 hours
  7. Cut & serve like cake


Michele Brosius
Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!
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  1. Mer says

    This does look delicious! I’ll be keeping this in mind–there always seems to be one holiday party or event I forget until the night before, and no one wants to start baking then!

  2. Bettie McBrine says

    I just made this for my birthday cake as I am on weight watchers and real cake is not an option! I used 2 boxes of sugar free, fat free chocolate pudding and 1 sf, ff vanilla pudding and ff coolwhip. I plan on cutting very generous portions (9×13 pan cut into 9 slices) and as far as I can figure it will still only be 6pts! That to me is amazing! Thanks so much for posting this…I was so worried about what I could have (and enjoy!) for my birthday treat!

  3. kim says

    made 3 of these. 1 with almond milk& 2 regular. little suggestion. when using almond milk prepare as directed for pie filling(less milk). same if using a disposable aluminum pan. i made 1 in the throw away pan for work. didn’t firm up as well as in my glass pan for the one I made for home.

  4. Jackie says

    I have been making these since the 1950’s and my mother made them before that. Sometimes we would make a layer of chocolate and a layer of vanilla. Its easy and delicious. We did layer of graham crackers, pudding, another layer of graham crackers and pudding and one more layer of graham crackers (top should be graham crackers). We lightly sprinkled last layer of graham crackers with milk and refrigerated. We didn’t use whip cream or any topping, as they were great without it and less calories.

  5. Judy says

    I make something very similar but I use choc, and vanilla pudding. The key to mine is you need to use the pudding you cook, not instant. Makes the graham crackers soften and yummy. I also use real whipped cream. Makes all the difference! My family fights over it!

  6. loretta says


    i have a question

    im american living in germany
    we dont have cool whip here
    what can i use, instead of cool whip


  7. i-squared says

    I have made this often over the year with many different varitions…i also use pound cake or any other cake as the base ans layering in between. also adding fruit such as banana, apples strawberry, is simoly delicious….if you add cream cheese to the pudding mixture you got yourself a cheesecake too


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