Punch Bowl Cake

Sundra Heard


I remembered having this as a kid. But no one was making it any more at any function. So I revised it for myself and now people want it all the time. So try it out at your next function - family, church, work. It serves a lot of folks.

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30 Min
30 Min


1 box
yellow cake mix
2 pkg
cool whip topping
1 box
cheesecake pudding mix
14oz can(s)
fruit cocktail, canned
banana, sliced
1/4 c
cherries, chopped
1 c
pecans, chopped, halved

How to Make Punch Bowl Cake


  • 1Bake cake as directed on box in a 13 x 9 pan. Set aside.
  • 2In a large bowl, fix pudding mix as directed on box. Stir in on package of softened cool whip topping. Set in refrigerator to keep cool.
  • 3In another bowl, add can of drained fruit cocktail. Add banana, cherries, and 1/2 cup of pecans. Mix together. Set aside.
    May use any fresh fruit or Tropical fruit mix.
  • 4Cut your cake into 3 parts. In your Large punch bowl tear third of cake in bottom, layer with pudding mix, fruit, cake, pudding mix, fruit, cake. Make sure you end with cake.
  • 5Top cake with last container of cool whipped topping and sprinkle on 1/2 cup of pecans. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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