I was surprised to see that this recipe was not posted! Dessert tortes like this are very popular back home (Wisconsin). This recipe is from my aunt's family cookbook and appears to have originated from the Port Hotel in Port Washington, WI. Holidays just aren't complete without a poppy seed torte! I have not made this in a long time, but I'm pretty sure I've successfully substituted an 8 oz tub of Cool Whip for the whipping cream in the past. Please note that the recipe calls for the LARGE packages of instant pudding. The nuts I usually use for the crust are the finely chopped walnuts found at the store.