New Addition To Christmas Lineup!

I decided that since this is our first Christmas in our new house, I wanted to change some things about our usual menu. Every year, we do turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, deviled eggs, pies, cheesy potatoes, ham biscuits and either broccoli casserole or mac and cheese. So, this morning, I went on Pinterest, my favorite idea finder, to find a new dessert. That's how I came across this recipe on This sounds super simple, which I love. You basically make a red velvet cake, poke holes in it after baking it, drown it in vanilla pudding and then top it with whipped cream! The recipe calls for homemade whipped cream, but I think I'm going the Cool Whip route! I can not wait to try this sucker! Here's the recipe---

For the cake:
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix (ingredients needed to make cake - eggs, oil & water)
For the filling:
  • 2 boxes 3.4 oz Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 4 cup Milk
  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Green food coloring
For garnish:
  • Red sprinkles, optional
  • Green sprinkles, optional
  • Snowflakes and white chocolate curls, optional

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-x-13” pan and sprinkle with flour.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to box instructions.
  3. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
  4. Remove the cake from the oven
  5. Using the back of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the cake.
  6. Combine milk and pudding mix and whisk until well blended.
  7. Pour pudding over cake making sure it gets down into holes.
  8. Refrigerate cake for several hours to allow pudding to settle and set up
  9. To make green topping, mix heavy cream until soft peaks form, add green coloring (add a few drops at a time, to desired color)and mix to combine
  10. Spread green topping evenly over the top of cake and sprinkle with white chocolate curls and red, green sprinkles and snowflakes
  11. Refrigerate until ready to serve
Note: To make white chocolate curls, use potato peeler to shave the curls from the block or bar of white chocolate


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