Punch Bowl Cake

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Melanie Murray

This is easy and delicious. It is a conversation piece wherever you go. Great for parties, showers, etc. Put in a clear punch bowl. It is beautiful.

Top Review by Blue Peacock

This is by far one of the best desserts ever! My mom has been making this since I was a little girl, and everyone wants the recipe. It goes by quickly! I have never had it with bananas, but I am sure that it is good. Normally, I place the crumbled cake in one layer in a 9 by 13 inch dish, add vanilla pudding and crushed pineapple, then take a knife, and poke holes in it to let the pineapple juice seep through. For Christmas, it is pretty to use red and green maraschino cherries. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bake cake as directed.
  2. Combine 1/2 cake in a punch bowl.
  3. Mix pudding as directed.
  4. Pour 1/2 of pudding over cake in punch bowl.
  5. Add 1 can cherry pie filling, 1 can drained pineapple, and a layer of bananas.
  6. Add 1/2 of Cool Whip and 1/2 pecans.
  7. Repeat layers again and top finally with cherries and pecans.

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