Ring Cake

Ring Cake Recipe

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Nancy Clemens


This recipe was shared by a friend, Jane, so many years ago. I like to make it at Christmas for an easy and impressive dessert for work potlucks. Be creative with your fillings. You can use fruit, ice cream, pudding, whatever you like.

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20 Min
45 Min


1 c
1/2 stick
1 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 c
1 small
pkg. pudding ( vanilla, chocolate or any flavor you like)
1 tsp
3/4 c
sour cream
1 large
can cherry pie filling

How to Make Ring Cake


  • 1In saucepan over med/high heat, stir vigorously the water, margarine and flour until it forms a ball.
  • 2Take away from heat.
  • 3Add 4 eggs. Mix well with electric beater until smooth. (will be gooey)
  • 4Grease a cookie sheet. Drop by spoonfuls to shape a wreath or heart shape. Make sure all touch. I make it about 12" round, with about 12 round spoon drops of the mixture (all touching each other)
  • 5Bake at 400 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
  • 6Cool. Slice off top. It's easier to use a serrated bread knife to slice the top half off the ring. Try to keep it in tact as one circular piece. if not, don't worry, just like a puzzle to match the top and bottom back together.
  • 7Pull out any soft dough.
  • 8Fill with pudding mixture (you can fill it with just about anything, be creative, even ice cream)
    (I've used 1/2 cup milk, 1 small pkg. pudding, 1 tsp. vanilla and 3/4 cup sour cream as a filling which is ingredients listed above).
  • 9Put the top back on, over the filling.
  • 10Take a can of cherry pie filling and spoon over the ring, letting the cherries and cherry gel fall as it may.

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About Ring Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #pastry, #filling, #puff, #shaped