Fudgy Chocolate Dessert

"Would love to take credit for this great recipe, but it was actually found in Taste of Home New Cake Mix Creations cookbook. The dessert verges on 'decadent!' Preparation time does not include either the time for the cake to cool to room temperature or for the pudding-topped cake to chill in the refrigerator."
 
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Ready In:
40mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
20
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, & spray 13"x9" glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, combine cake mix & pumpkin, then spread evenly into baking dish.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely on wire rack.
  • In large bowl, whisk milk & pudding mixes for 2 minutes, then let stand 5 minutes or until soft-set.
  • In small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add pudding & beat until well blended.
  • Spread over cake, then cover & refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • Before serving, spread whipped topping over dessert.
  • Drizzle with fudge & caramel toppings, & sprinkle with almonds.
  • Refrigerate left-overs, if there are any!

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Reviews

  1. weekend cooker
    Great dessert, though I did adjust a few minor changes.. first I used whole milk instead of non fat, and I left out the hot fudge sauce, and used caramel only. Very moist and flavorful too. A real easy make recipe. Made for PRMR tag.
     
  2. JackieOhNo!
    Absolutely delightful! Many of my guests decided to forgo the hot fudge and the caramel topping, but were absolutely transfixed! I went for the whole nine yards, and was overcome! Definitely a keeper (and so easy)!
     
  3. Debber
    Okay, decadent really is NOT a strong enough word for what this dessert is. Hmmm. I need to dig out my thesaurus. My DD was beside herself waiting for this thing to "arrive" at the peak of edibility! A couple of changes: one pint home-made canned pumpkin, 1 1/2 pkgs of regular, instant pudding (will use the other half in Recipe #169195), skipped the hot fudge topping (will add it for the second half--we DID have leftovers after all!), used Recipe #176729--TDF!!! and left the almonds off. *KEEPER!*
     
  4. Oscar11
    Oh my, words cannot describe how utterly fabulous, decadent, wonderful this dessert is. Followed recipe exactly, drizzling the hot fudge & caramel sauce on top, but left jars out so guests could add more, which several did. All loved it and wanted more despite already being full from thanksgiving dinner. Was not a heavy dessert due to using low fat cream cheese, skim milk, sugar free pudding & lite cool whip. Cannot wait to make again!
     
  5. katew
    Wow - yum - delicious - decadent. I left out the instant pudding layer as I am not a fan but certainly went with the cream cheese and cream bit plus then the caramel sauce. This is so quick to make and even the cake bit alone tasted good .When all the trimmings are added it looks fantastic.
     
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  1. weekend cooker
    Great dessert, though I did adjust a few minor changes.. first I used whole milk instead of non fat, and I left out the hot fudge sauce, and used caramel only. Very moist and flavorful too. A real easy make recipe. Made for PRMR tag.
     

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