Four Layer Dessert Recipe

by Katie on June 1, 2011

When I was looking for a dessert to make for last weekend’s grill out, I flipped through my index card box and came across the recipe for Four Layer Dessert.  It’s such a light and refreshing dessert, and was the perfect compliment to our grill out.

I apologize for the lack of step-by-step pictures.  It crossed my mind that taking pictures throughout the course of making the cake might be helpful….of course, that was after I finished making the dessert!

Four Layer Dessert Recipe

First Layer:
1-1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)
1-1/2 sticks butter, softened

Combine.  Press into a 9″x13″ pan.  Bake at 350 degrees fro 20 minutes.  Cool completely.

Second Layer:
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 cups Cool Whip

Blend cream cheese and sugar with cool whip.  Spread on top of bottom layer.

Third Layer:
3 – 3 oz. packages Jell-O Instant Pudding
4-1/2 cups milk

Mix well.  Pour on top of dessert.

Fourth Layer:

Spread the remainder of two 8 ounce Cool Whip containers on top of the Jell-O layer.  Refrigerate until serving.

One of my favorite aspects about this dessert is that it can be made in a variety of different flavors according to your family’s preferences.  In this instance, I used lemon Jell-O, but you could also use chocolate, butterscotch, pistachio, or any other instant pudding flavor.

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Flexible Quick Covers June 1, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I am glad you came across this recipe because it looks great. I can definitely see this being a great compliment to a grill out.


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