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Cream Cake Dessert

 Cream Cake Dessert
Folks really go for this light cake with fluffy cream filling. My son first tried this treat while in high school and asked me to get the recipe. I've used it countless times since for all sorts of occasions. It's easy to transport to a potluck because the cream is on the inside. -Peggy Stott, Lomax, Iowa
16-20 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh raspberries, optional


  • In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, dry pudding mix and shortening on
  • low speed until crumbly. Add water and eggs; beat on low speed for
  • 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased and
  • floured 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; invert onto a wire
  • rack to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine flour and milk until smooth.

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Cream Cake Dessert (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, sugar, until light and
  • fluffy. Beat in the milk mixture, vanilla and salt until smooth.
  • Cut cake horizontally into two layers. Place bottom layer on a
  • serving plate; top with filling. Top with remaining cake layer.
  • Garnish with raspberries if desired. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 323 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 354 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.