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Cold Fudge Cake

(190 Votes)
SERVES
12
CHILL TIME
6 Hr
COOK TIME
10 Min
READY IN
6 Hr 10 Min

This recipe was under lock and key with our test kitchen supervisor for years. It was a family recipe and she finally did share it with us. So, here you go. Make sure you let us know how you like it in the recipe comments below.

What You'll Need:
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, divided
  • 2 (4-serving-size) packages instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 (16-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
     
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, flour, and 3/4 cup nuts. Press mixture into a 9- x 13-inch baking dish.
     
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until a firm crust forms; let cool.
     
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk until thickened; set aside. In another medium bowl, combine cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and half the whipped topping; mix well.
     
  5. Using a wet table knife, spread cream cheese mixture over top of cooled crust. Spoon chocolate pudding mixture over top of cream cheese mixture then top with remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle remaining walnuts on top.
     
  6. Cover and chill overnight, or at least 6 hours. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Notes

Ratings & Comments

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I just love the thought of making this and I will be trying it real soon and I can't wait for all the others to taste it 3 O) 3

I make something almost identical, it's called Mississippi Mud Pie though. It has a graham cracker crust, and it's one box of chocolate pudding mixed with one box of butterscotch pudding. That's the only difference, oh, and no walnuts. It is amazing and always a huge hit. I can't wait to try this version, it sounds delicious too.

I know this is from months ago but really? You rate this and you haven't even made it. You apparently don't understand what rating is all about. I wish this site would censor these ratings. I'm really thinking of leaving this site because of all the stupid ratings.

The best cake ever! It didn't last two days. Easy to make and so good to eat!

I've made this for years but it's called Fat Man's Pie. Other recipes call it Chocolate Delight. You can make it any flavor pudding (banana, vanilla, butterscotch, lemon, etc.)

I received this recipe from a c-worker in the early 80's but shecalled it Chocolate Lush. The only difference between that recipe and this is pecans and coconut (1/2 cup each) are pressed into the crust before baking and 1/2 cup each of pecans and coconut are toasted in a separate pan for crumbling ovr top immediately before servintg while crust is baking. Have made Vanilla Lush, Lemon Lush, Coconut Lush, etc.

I've been making this recipe for years My mama called it Texas Yum Yum Cake and added a layer of vanilla pudding on top of the chocolate pudding

Also have been making this for years. I got the recipe from my sister-in-law, Frieda probably around 1965. She calls it Summer Dessert. Have not met anyone who does not like it. Problem is having enough for everyone who want 2nds or thirds. It is rich though, so servings are not that large.

I have made this for years and call it "Surprise Dessert". It is always a hit. You can also substitute lemon pudding for the chocolate and you've go "Lemon Lush".

Make this using your best homemade fudge pie filling recipe for the chocolate layer. Not a fan of the fake jello taste. The extra work will be worth it!!

I have been making this for years, and I have to take it whenever the family gets together. Sometimes I add a small box of vanilla instant pudding mix and add one cup of milk to the amount listed. I have also added peanut butter to the cream cheese layer. I always sprnkle sliced almonds on top for a festive look. It's a "hold on to" recipe.

This is WONDERFUL with butterscotch pudding too!

Try using a shortbread cookie for the crust like Pecan Sandies. I use them crushed up with butter added and a couple of tablespoons of brown or white sugar. It will take about a package and a half of cookies for a 13x9 in pan. Bake as recipe states.

My family always loves this recipe. I use macadamia nuts instead.

Have made this many times - so easy - and everyone loves it. Great for Potlucks and Church gatherings!!

This recipe is delicious, easy and quick to make. All my guests loved it.

Sounds great definitely going to try it

We add chocolate curls on top and called it Better than sex dessert. Yum.

I have making this for years. We called it "Chocolate Lush".

I made it and it doesn't taste like it looks. It uses a lot of ingredients, uses a lot of bowls, a lot of mess and fuss, and just tastes bland.. like cool whip. :-) So disappointed.

I've been enjoying this recipe since I was a little! We call it Chocolate Torte and my family can't get enough of it!! We leave out the nuts, though.

Used to make this when we would have Home Interior parties back in the 80's. It was called "Heavenly Pudding Pie"!! Found my recipe for it a few months ago and made it. Still just as Yummy as I remembered it being!

Been making it for several years, also make it with lemon Cream, Key Lime Cream, and Pineapple Pie fillings. They are awesome, the cream smooths out the tartness to make an awesome pie, topped with a few thinly sliced lemon (or lime) curled. Makes a beautiful pie.

have made this for years it's called "better than sex" or "better than Robert Redford".

This just seems to be a spin off of Jimmy Carter cake...good stuff but not original...

It's called Fat Man's Pie and I always make 1 1/2 times the recipe for church suppers.

Call it Chocolate Delight. But I use one pkg chocolate pudding and one pkg vanilla pudding.....so I have a milk chocolate delight.

have made this for years, called it "Daddy's Delight" as my dad loved it. We changed the pudding around depending on what we had in the house. Always a winner here.

This is WONDERFUL!

I have been making this for over 20 yrs. got the recipe from a co-worker & she called it Layered Delight & of course you can use any flavor pudding you want their all great I also use Oreo cookie for base Oh so yummy! Thanks for sharing all your recipes!

We have always called it "Better Than Sex Cake" or "Robert Redford Cake" because at that time there was nothing better then Robert Redford. And I agree with the other ladies. It is fabulous! Made it many times with many OMG's!

I also make it with lemon pie filling and cherry pie filling. We call it Lemon Delight and Cherry Delight. The only difficult thing about it is deciding which one to make!

Absolutely the best dessert.....My Mom makew this for me.....I can eat the whole thing!!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!!

I have been making this for years got the recipe from my mama.We call it Chocolate Delight.

With the peanut butter one I also sprinkled chopped peanuts on the top.

I also have added peanut butter to the cream cheese part to make it like a peanut butter cup. Very good.

We've been making this for at least 30 years. We always called it four layer dessert. Whatever you call it, it is delicious. Like some of the others I have tried other flavors of pudding. Buterscotch is good but chocolate is OH SO GOOD. Be sure and try this one and enjoy!!

Been making this for at least 30 years. We've always called it 4 layer dessert. What ever you call it, it is delicious!!.

I have this same recipe with the difference being it uses Butterscotch pudding and is called a Butterscotch Torte. It is delicious! I am sure any flavor of instant pudding as the middle would be great!

I love this recipe! It was passed down to me by my mom, I have passed it on to my family and now my grandchildren and great - grandchildren are enjoying it. It is one of our "special" deserts served for many occassions.

We call it layered pudding desert. I make it with lemon pudding sometimes and it is very light and yummy. I use sugar free pudding and skim milk. Light cream cheese helps lightened it up, too. Pistachio pudding is also very good.

i have made this for years we call it chocolate junk,, I just never made it with nuts but its delish mmmmmm

The flour butter and nuts crust is amazing! But I had to start using the graham cracker crust after my grandma was told not to eat nuts anymore.. This is the best dessert ever!

I think it will be awesome and everyone will like it so I will make it again!!!!!!!!!!!

This recipe has been around for several years under a variety of names. Can use almost any instant pudding you desire.

This recipe has been around for years under a variety of names. Can use any kind of instant pudding you desire.

How do you use brownie mix as the crust? Add butter? This is known to me as " Better than Robert Redford cake".

This is also fantastic using lemon pudding instead of chocolate pudding. We called this Lemon Delight. Yummy!!! Sprinkle Top of dessert with some Lemon Zest.

Graham cracker crust sounds best. I can't picture the flour, butter and nuts. I think I'll try this. Sounds like an easy recipe to cut in half.

How is this done with brownie mix? I would love to try, it sounds yummy!

I 've made this before. I know it as "Better Than Sex Cake". It's delicious

I've been making this for years. However, I now use a brownie mix (I like Duncan Hines the best) for the crust instead of the nut crust. It is so yummy. Everyone likes it better tan the nuts. Good for people with nut allergies, too!!!

I always make this for every family affair or church suppers. I use other flavors of pudding and will sometimes add flavorings such as a drop of mint in dark choc. pudding.

I have been making what I call Chocolate Delight since June 1978 when I got the recipe from the AJC (Atlanta Journal Constitution). I use pecans instead of walnuts. I have played with the recipe through the years and sometimes use one box of milk chocolate and one of white chocolate. I also top each slice with a cherry. It has always been a family favorite.

I was served this dessert, Pan Pie, over 30 years ago. I use a graham cracker crust. It is always requested at any family gathering or party.

I have been making this since 1978 except I call mine Chocolate Delight. I use pecans instead of walnuts. I have played with the recipe through the years and now use one box of milk chocolate and one box of white chocolate. My recipe came from the AJC (Atlanta Journal Constitution) in June, 1978.

We call this Four Layer Delight. My mom and I have made this for years, it's a family favorite. Although when we make the shortbread crust, we use pecans, instead of walnuts, as a personal preference. Also, I prefer a graham cracker crust with mine. Here is a tip, when you make this, use a higher end/gourmet, cook and serve custard/pudding mix, or make it from scratch. It's much better than the instant.

I agree, this is far from a new recipe. I know it as Chocolate Delight and I have made it for years. I always use pecans instead of walnuts. Whether old or new... this dessert is delicious.

My family calls this Lush. My grandma has been making it for years.

I have made this recipe for years using pistachio pudding instead of chocolate and topping with maraschino cherries.,

I have also been making this for 30 or so years, which I got the recipe from my older cousin, we called it Sex in a dish. Definitely not a new recipe. However, it is a very good one, always a hit no matter where I bring it now my own kids make it.

It is interesting to see a recipe that I developed over 45 years ago. My name for it was Party Cake because that's what I made it for - my son's birthday party. To this day it is his favorite!!

There is nothing new about this recipe. Yes, when I was growing up, just like SUZAG, it was called "Better than Sex Cake", Better than Robert Redford", and then finally Chocolate Delight.

This used to be "Better than Sex Cake" in the 80's...I've always loved the base and the cream cheese part so I double those. I don't like most nuts but use sliced almonds in the crust and on top and it gives it a nice crunch.

I too have had this recipe for many years. I make it using pistachio pudding at Christmas. I tint the cream cheese layer pink and sprinkle red and green sugar on top of the Kool Whip. Very festive!

I've made a version of this recipe for the last 33 years. I use pecans in the crust mixture. In the cream cheese mixture, I only use an 8 oz. cream cheese with the powdered sugar and Cool Whip. I use the butterscotch pudding either using two boxes or 1 box of butterscotch and 1 box of vanilla instant pudding and icing with only Cool Whip. My friend's mom always used the lemon pudding..Lemon Lush.

I have made this many times - always a hit! I like to use a can of cherry pie filling spread over the chocolate pudding layer and then cover with whipped topping - delicious!!

My husband's family introduced this to me, they call it Pudding Dessert. Chocolate tastes the best to me, but you can use any flavor pudding. The coconut cream is good and top it with toasted coconut instead of walnuts.

Didn't like the crust not tasty or sweet next time will try a different crust plus wasn't sure if it should have browned baked for 16 minutes instead of the 10-12 still look and tasted floury.

This has been a favorite at our house for over 30 years, but my recipe book calls it "Chocolate Delight" and calls for pecans instead of walnuts. I will use walnuts next time!

i have had this since a was a little girl...we called it slush cake...looks like slushy snow. have also made it with pistachio pudding..sooo goood..

I know this restaurant who makes it and also sales it it by the pan for 18.00. I could not make out the crust though, until i was watching the news and Mr. Food came on, thank you so much, now I can make it myself.

Can I use an 8oz of creamcheese and 8 oz of whipped Topping

My mom used to make this all the time... for many years... she called it black forest dessert... I have a friend who used to make it and call it better than sex cake.... I just call it yuuummmmyy!!! It is soooooooooo good!

Like so many others, I've been making this fantastic dessert for 30+ years. I used to make it with butter pecan instant pudding but can't find that anymore. Crushed butterfingers on top of the pudding was great . Layering sliced fruits such as strawberries, kiwis, whatever you like takes this treat over the top. Your imagination can run wild with this one. I love the tip of side by side different flavors, Lorna Doone and Oreo crust variations.

We've made a very similar dessert recipe for years--love it. We make it sugar-free using Splenda, sugar-free instant pudding and whipped topping. Works great, tastes great.

I've also have made this for years. I use two different flavors of pudding, mix them separately and put one flavor on one side and the other flavor on the other side of the pan. Then you have a choice. YUM

I've had this dessert many times and lost the recipe so I'm happy to see it posted. It's sinfully rich so if you're counting calories - beware! I'm sure you could use low-fat options with most of the ingredients.

I've had this recipe for years it is sooo good! Have even used pitachio instant pudding...which was good also. This was one of families favorites.

Please can you also supply the metric measurements in South Africa we use metric and I do not always have a measure converter at hand. It would be appreciated. Thank you in advance

Like many others I've had this recipe a very long time, and it is wonderful. I renamed it TOM SELLECK, it is that good!!

This is a great desert, but instead of sprinkling the remaining walnuts on top, go to your bakers section in your supermarket and get some Heath Bar Crumbles. It takes this recipe from great to awesome!

I will make it without nuts as the grandchildren don't like them. But I'm sure they will love this dessert as well as myself. Thanks.

I have been making this with lemon pudding for years.It is called lemon lush.I have also made the chocolate version as well as butterscotch.It ( lemon )is my sons favorite and I always have it when he comes.

Just curious is the pudding the only thing that you change in the recipe?

Been making this since the early 70s. We call it Aunt Esther's Chocolate Dessert. We also make it using Lemon Pudding and pecans in the Spring.

I have been making this for many years under the name 4 -layer dessert.It is delicious and always a big hit.

so good..i have made this for years, and called it chocolate delight. only difference is i use one vanilla and one milk chocolate pudding and pecans instead of walnuts. but it is one of the favorits at any outing or church function.

For those of us who have peanut allergies can you make the crust without the walnuts?

I have used a package of refridgerated chocolate chip cookies for the bottom layer, Chocvolate Chip Cookie Delight. Easy and Great!!!

You have to spread the cookie evenly on the bottom of the baking disk, bake for about 12-15 minutes (till golden brown). let cool then add the rest of the ingredients.

also crush up some chocolate chips and sprinkle over the top

I have been using this recipe for over 25 years and every time, it is a big hit. This has become a family favorite in place of birthday cakes. You can also substitute sugar free instant pudding. You can't tell the difference. Different pudding flavors can also be used, we make pistachio for Easter.

We had this at a church potluck this past weekend. As you say ..................it's so-o-o-o-o good. Thanks Mr. Food (Just Desserts)

Made this last night.. omg, it's to die for !! although I used shaved almonds instead of walnuts I will be making this again it's a keeper. Thanks Mr Food for all the great recipes .

This recipe is not new! Why would you have it under lock and key.... good grief. Your supervisor is NOT the first person to invent this recipe or to come up with a version of it. My mother made this dessert when I was a youngster growing up. My grandmother made this dessert when my mom was growing up. I have made this recipe for over 30 years and my grandchildren are enjoying this dessert now. See all of the readers comments on this dessert being around for well over 30 years.

don't get so worked up!

I agree with jancat, why get all worked up about it. Some people may not have heard of it before. It sounds delicious! I'll have to try it.

Anytime a recipe whether it be "new" or old I am very grateful as i have often lost some of my most favorite recipes and am so happy to see them posted somewhere. This is one of those recipes. Thanks Mr. Food! I have had this with pistachio but not with chocolate.

I really like this desert. Peggy Clark from South Carolina

when someone gave this recipe to my Mom they call it (better than sex cake) and my Mom God bless her gave it the name of chocolate goodie cake. This is one of my families favorite. Never thought about making a tropical sounds good. I will have to try.

I have been making this for years under a different name. Lemon or butterscotch pudding is a fabulous exchange for the chocolate. It was kept locked up for nothing, it too funny.

Too funny. This is the same recipe that my family has been making for my lifetime only we call it a Lush. The great thing is you can change the flavor of the pudding and you get an entirely new taste. My favorite is banana pudding and add pinapple, bananas and cocomut for a tropical flavor. Yummm

My cousin calls it a Lush. She uses Lemon pudding. Will have to try the banana pineapple. Sounds GREAT!

I've been making this for over 30 years! I use pecans or walnuts for the crust. We call it Chocolate Delight. It is so good.

Many years ago when my kids were young we moved to the Upstate area in the Carolina's..At many church get together's they served this exact recipe only everyone called it CHOCOLATE DELIGHT..the only difference from that recipe and the one posted above is yours has walnuts instead of pecans in the crust..Outside of that it's the same...For Years I couldn't get anyone to give me the recipe..but after a couple hit and misses I finally figured the recipe..This Recipe has always been everyone's favorite here for as many Many years...I bet your editor is from this area...:-)

like u its so good.

i think it sounds great going to try it tonight

30 years ago, a member of our office staff would bring this in for birthdays, it did not last the day! Use pecans instead of walnuts. Really good - We all called it "the Next Best Thing to Robert Redford"!

OH SOOOO GOOD !!!!

FABULOUS WITH LEMON PUDDING AND A BIG SQUIRT OF REAL LEMON JUICE THE CRUST TASTE LIKE A PECAN SANDIE COOKIE OR YET USE REAL PEACAN SANDIE CRUSHED COOKIES FOR THE CRUST

My mom makes this but uses a graham cracker crust and decorates it with chocolate chips on top of the whipped topping. So good.

I make this with butterscotch pudding and pecans. It is delicious!

Have made this for years . We call it Sex in a Pan. I generally use pecans in the crust.

My mother- in- law has mad this for years and her bottom layer has been crushed up Lorna dune cookies! Delicious if you don't like the other crust.

This recipe is like ice box pie or cake only the bottom is made with graham crakers, chocolate pudding and cool whip and graham crakers and vanilla pudding and cool whip its also delious and a hit.

when I first ate a cake similar to thjs one, instant lemon pudding was used. it was called lushious lemon layers.

I have made this for years.We call it Chocolate Delight.

Is it possible to use cook and serve pudding, I just don't care for instant.

Sure, you can use cook and serve pudding. Just make sure it is completely cooled, maybe even chilled before layering over the cream cheese mixture. Enjoy!

Dear lala. Yes. I have made this with cook and serve. I do not like instant, either. I also make my own whipped cream. This is not a 'secret recipe'. I started making this about 30-35 years ago. I knew it as Mississippi Mud. Hope this helps.

My sister in law made this cake 30 years ago, she called it Chocolate Delight, she only made it a couple of times as no one in our famiy liked the bottom crust. I got a similiar recepe from a friend(finally!!) that is much better. The bottom crust is crushed oreo cookies with melted butter, the second layer is cream cheese mixed with confect. sugar and coolwhip, three layer is whatever kind of instant pudding you want (choocolate is the best) and top layer is cool whip and garnish on top of that.

Try this recipe with postachio pudding - I have been making it for years and it is delicious.

Been making this for more than 25 years. "Striped delight," is what we called it. with just about any flavor of pudding. Especially good with chocolate, butterscotch or lemon. I always use just 8 Oz of cream cheese, otherwise half of another package just hangs around in fridge and gets thrown away. Works great, tastes good and family loves it. Only make it in the summer though.

I've made this many times, truly delish! I have substituted pistachio pudding for the chocolate. I usually use three boxes of pudding and adjust the milk amount. It tastes really good with lots of pudding!!!!

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST DESSERT EVER. IF YOU USE MILK CHOCOLATE PUDDING OR MIX ONE CHOCOLATE AND ONE VANILLA IT IS BETTER UNLESS YOU LIKE A LOT OF CHOCOLATE.

I love this! My mom has fixed it since I was little.

I have been making this for years and it is one of my favorites. You can also use lemon pudding.

I made this for a neighborhood party and everyone LOVED it....looks impressive and taste delicious!

This is the same recipe know as Mississippi Mud that my family and I have been making for years. It is always a hit but we prefer to use the cook and serve pudding.

I haven't tried the recipe yet, but it looks like a long-lost one that my mom would call "the good stuff"! Thanks for breaking out the key, I look forward to reminiscing!

This is one of my favorite desserts. My grandma made it when I was a kid. When I was pregnant with my first child I had gestational diabetes and my mom would make it for me with suger free pudding. And it is so easy to make. I really can't believe anyone wouldn't like this.....

Have served this for years. For the kids we call it chocolate pudding cake and for the adultd better than sex cake. I use pecans as we have somr allergic to walnut.

i make this but, i usually make it with pistachio pudding, and everyone loves it. never any left!!

I too have made this recipe for years and love it. My Mom made it 50 years ago, so really was no secret. I need to make it again as it always goes over great.

Cold Fudge Cake??? I don't know why they had it under lock and key for 20 years. I got the recipe from a friend in Richmone 15 years ago and almost everyone I know has it. Only difference is instead of walnuts we use pecans and instead of nuts on top we grate a hershey bar and sprinkle over it.

I have made a recipe like this for at least 20 years. It's called Mississippi Mud Pie, but I use one layer of French Vanilla Pudding & one layer of chocolate fudge pudding (1 box each) It is so delicious and very welcome at every get-together. Now I make copies of the recipe & bring them with me because almost everyone asks for it.

To say I was disaapointed in this recipe is an understatement, based on the reviews I expected a much better outcome then I got. First, I didn't notice until I went to make it that the recipe doesn't say wether you should grease the pan or not. I made the wrong choice of not greasing...bad choice. I went to cut this dessert and the crust was hard as a rock. I'm going to have to soak the pan for a couple of days b4 that crust comes off the bottom of the pan. My second mistake was making this for the first time when we had company, but I thought it was an easy enough recipe and I'm not stupid, for the most part I know what I am doing in this kitchen...which is why I will never make this again!

Looks like you overbaked the crust or didn't use a non-stick pan.

Refrigerate any leftovers? WHAT leftovers???? LOL! Can't wait to make this recipe! I'm sure it will be a winner!!!!! :D

it sounds really good..i will definitely be making this...yes indeed..easy too..Yay...

This recipe has actually been a "special occasion" staple in my family for 30++ years! My mother always called it "Better Than Robert Redford Dessert."

My Bridge friends loved this. It is yummy and easy.

Our family loves this dessert. I have made using the peanut butter pie recipe and converting it to a layered dessert...and it is also very good.

Like the others--we have been making this for years. Try it with coconut cream pudding---it is even better than chocolate!!!

What is with the picture. It does not look like the recipe printed even if you doubled it ?

To thicken the layers, make it in a 9" x 9" pan.

Sounds really yummy! I am going to try it. Thanks, Denise.

It sounds so gooddddddddd!!!

This was under lock and key for many years? This recipe is in almost all recipe books I have and is known by just about anyone that cooks and bakes a lot. Never had it with butterscotch thought, sounds good!

I have been making this for years and it's always delicious. It's fabulous with butterscotch pudding as well.

under lock & key-really-I have been making this for 20 years and I'm not the kitchen tester for you-I will say this is a great recipe and am glad it was posted so all can enjoy

I have been making this, with chocolate pudding for probably 35 years. Originally when it was the rage, it was made with pistachio pudding but I've always used chocolate since it's a more widely preferred flavor. In it's heyday around these parts, it was called "Slush Cake". My coworkers always begged me to bring this one to get-togethers...........you will NEVER go wrong with this one!

This has been a family favorite for years. Have had it/made it in chocolate, coconut, lemon and butterscotch. Made for a gathering and when a friend asked what was in the crust, I replied "butter, flour and nuts" She heard "Butterflies and Nuts" and the name stuck - Butterflies and Nuts!

Love this recipe! Mom makes it w/ pistacio pudding, sister-in-law uses coconut, & friend uses Lemon!

We have used this "secret recipe" for years and years. Every family function has one, rather it be Chocolate Delight or what ever flavor pudding. We like to use a 9 X 9 pan, so everything is thicker. Or, simply double everything.

OMG......you double this???? No way!!!! This recipe is perfect in a 9x13 pan.......if you double, it would never fit vertically. Are you sure you have the same recipe?

This is no secret recipe. I've made this for many years. Sometimes with other flavors of pudding. Good with lemon pudding or pistacchio for St. Pats. Day.

I've made this for years...always thought it was called Mississippi Mud Pie. You can make it lighter by using sugar free pudding and light cream cheese and whip topping. A family favorite for sure!

This is a common 'icebox' recipe, and there are slight variations of it such as using 1 vanilla pudding and 1 chocolate or using shortbread (pecan sandies) for the crust. Another 'adult name' our faculty had for it was "Better Than Sex." :-)

My Mom use to make this cake and believe me it is DELICIOUS!

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This sounds like a recipe a coworker used to bring to all the functions. She added chocolate chips and maraschino cherries on top, too. Sometimes she used pecans instead of walnuts as they're more abundant here in Texas.

Excellent, excellent and easy to make. So Good!

Hi, I'm from Australia. And I love all your recipes of course! But in most of them you keep referring to a..." container frozen whipped topping". What exactly is that please? Is it just plain ice cream or what? Because as much as I'd like to make your recipes, ingredients as the one mentioned stops me from attempting to do so.Can you please help? thanks.

Cool Whip or a store brand equivalent.....but you can also use whipped cream sweetened with a little sugar and vanilla extract. This is an excellent recipe BTW...looks pretty and tastes yummy

I made this cake last weekend and my husband and daughter really liked it. I turned around and made it again for a church function and needless to say it was just about gone when I left. Will make this again! It is a very easy cake to make and it taste great!

I've also been making this for years, we called it "Next best thing to Robert Redford" (that may tell how many years). I've heard it called by dozens of names, Guadalupe' River Pudding, nbtt Brad Pitt, (depending on flavor of pudding) Lush, etc. Whatever you call it, it's a fabulous dessert!

I have made this "secret recipe" for 30 years, too, but with lemon pudding and we called it Lemon Lush and did not put the nuts in the crust or on top, but also made it with chocolate pudding and the nuts. Both delicious!! Lemon is really cool and refreshing! Cool Whip brand does make it the best, and recipe just called for "large" Cool Whip back then, which was probably 16 oz.

made this it melts in your mouth. Loved it. Janet

Oh. My. Gawd! The people at my club went crazy for this!

I have been making this for 30+ years and I cannot have nuts so you just make the crust without them. Of course it taste better with nuts, as almost everything does, but you do what you have to do.

I have children that are highly allergic to nuts of any kind, can you still make this recipe without nuts, maybe I could have the crust made out of graham crackers, please help

I've been making this for years, also. It's also very good made with pistachio pudding. Y-u-m-m-m-m-y!!! I can't have this recipe in too many places! ;o)

We have also made this dessert for years, better known as "Better Than Robert Redford Dessert" and also "Better Than Sex Dessert". No matter what you call it, it is YUMMY!

I have made this for years but I am diabetic so I changed and used sugar free pudding and light cream cheese. Fat free cool whip works great also.

i've made this for 25+ years..only i use pecans instead of walnuts..i made it with chocolate pudding at first..then 20 years ago my mother inlaw made it with butterscotch pudding..i thought yuk..but i ended up liking it better than the chocolate..it doesn't taste like buterscotch candy..so try it sometime! it's a big hit..i even tried it for my side of the family and they loved it too!! you can use sugar free pudding to cut down on sugar & calories..

This is Sooooooooooooo Good, I'm sharing with a friend at work that also likes to cook. Thank you Mr. Food for this one. XO Juls

Our family has been making this for years also. We call it Died and Gone To Heaven cake. We also use a yellow jiffy cake mix or a Ghirardelli brownie mix for the crust. You can also use banana pudding mix. This is a recipe everyone loves to eat.

We have been making this since my youngest daughter whom is just turning 40 was in Brownies. We have always called it Whatchamacallit. Butterscotch can be used instead of the chocolate pudding mix.

We have made this for years the kids reallyl love it but we call it pudding cake and depending on who wants what you can actually make it half and half i've done half chocolate and half vanilla.

We love this recipe. We have made it for years. We use different pudding flavors like lemon for a change of pace. Easy, quick and very, very good....my type of recipe.

I would appreciate nutritional information as to fats, sodium, etc for Mr. Food recipes.

You can get nutritional information on any recipe just go to sparkpeople.com and follow the instructions to obtain this information. As is possible with many recipes you can lower the fat and calorie content by using lower fat and sugar versions of different products. I would not recommend using lower fat margarine or butter as it is usually made this way by adding additional water and will only make things soggy. I am sure you could use sugar free pudding as well as low-fat cream cheese and fat free Cool Whip, I have and have not noticed the difference.

Tried this tonight, and it took a lot longer than 10 minutes to make a firm crust (I used an oven thermometer, and the oven temperature was right on 350 F.). I also wonder whether maybe there should have been some sugar in the crust?

I've been making this for about 30 years. We call it Husband's Delight. I use sugar-fee pudding to cut down on the calories. Also, I add another layer or two. I sometimes add vanilla pudding over the milk chocolate, then add white chocolate pudding over the vanilla, then the cool whip. It's delicious. Or just add the vanilla or white chocolate pudding on top of the milk chocolate, but always end with the cool whip. When I use to take this to work they called it goo, and I always had to take 2 or 3 pans of it.

I have made this recipe for years! its very good but I know it as Surprise. I make it to take for holidays & everyone LOVES it!

i made this a lot i use differ pudding mix and some time i use pie mix all are good thanks

I made this years ago..it was called Better Than Sex Cake..not sure I agree with the name,but it sure was awful good..

I'm not sure I'd need the refrigerator - it wouldn't last. At least, it wouldn't last long enough to put it in the refrigerator! :-)

I have used a recipe just like this one but with a different name. I don't need to make it to comment on it. If you need a delicious and fast disappearing dessert just make this one. But keep it refrigerated if it last long enough.

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