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Cream Cake Dessert


  • 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 vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh raspberries, optional


  • 1. 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 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine flour and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool completely.
  • 4. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, sugar, until light and fluffy. Beat in the milk mixture, vanilla and salt until smooth.
  • 5. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 323 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 354mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


Average Rating: 4.9
  • rwass
    Jan 7, 2018

    This is our family's all time favorite dessert! I am asked to make it for every family gathering.

  • rena 55
    Dec 31, 1969

    This is one of my favorite cakes. It reminds me of a big Twinkie! It's moist, flavorful and just plain delicious. Just be careful, once you start eating it, it's hard to stop.

  • rohan
    Jul 7, 2013

    I have made this cake many times, and it is always moist. Recently I added a layer of fresh raspberries on top of the cream layer, to give it a pop of flavor, then added the cake layer on top. Delicious!

  • bonnyj
    Sep 13, 2011

    Wonderful cake recipe! I have made this many times.

  • Llawnie
    Jul 11, 2011

    Made as base for graduation cake. Everyone loved it and came back for seconds!!!!! Even those on diets!!!!!

  • Jan 17, 2011

    I make with choc cake, wonderful

  • HomestyleAR
    Dec 31, 1969

    This is a great dessert for potlucks. Everyone asks for the recipe.

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