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Sunday, April 17, 2011

4 layer pie

I made this pie for the very first time for a friends baby shower as it is her favorite dessert. For those of you that have had it before, you probably know that it typically has a regular pie crust on the bottom but hubby wanted me to change it up so that it would have a softer crust which led me use chocolate cake as my first layer. This has quickly become my husbands favorite dessert and he requests it almost weekly. This recipe can also be “lightened” up very easily for the health conscious.

1st layer
Dark chocolate fudge cake mix prepared according to package directions. (substitute 2 egg whites per 1 egg and equal amounts of plain applesauce for the oil to make it healthier)

2nd layer:
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup whipped topping
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla flavoring

3rd layer
1 small box each chocolate and vanilla pudding
3 cups milk

4th layer
3 cups of whipped topping

Make the cake according to package directions and pour half the mixture into 9x13in baking dish. Use the other half for cupcakes (as a treat for the kiddies). Let the cake cool for at least 15-20 minutes before adding the second layer. While the cake is baking mix the ingredients for the second layer. After the cake has cooled spread the second layer mixture over the cake. Refrigerate for 15 minutes and mix together the third layer in the meantime. Once the third layer is mixed pour over the second layer and refrigerate over night. The next day before serving top with cool whip (4th layer), cut into squares and serve. Serves 12-15.

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