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Southern Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake

I recently discovered a new dessert recipe that has quickly become one of my all-time favorites – Southern Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake. It’s a delicious, fruity, and creamy dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.

I first heard about this recipe from a friend who is from the South and she told me that it’s a staple dessert for family gatherings and special events. I was intrigued and decided to give it a try.

The recipe calls for a yellow cake mix, instant vanilla pudding, crushed pineapple, frozen strawberries, bananas, and Cool Whip. It’s a simple and easy recipe to follow, but it produces a dessert that is both visually stunning and mouth-wateringly delicious.

When I first took a bite of this dessert, I was blown away by the combination of flavors and textures. The cake is soft and fluffy, while the pudding provides a creamy contrast. The crushed pineapple and sliced bananas add a juicy and sweet element, while the frozen strawberries give it a tart and fruity flavor. The Cool Whip adds a light and airy texture that ties everything together.

I was so impressed by this dessert that I decided to make it for my family’s Easter gathering. I prepared the cake the night before and let it refrigerate overnight, as the recipe calls for. The next day, when I took it out of the refrigerator, the aroma of fresh strawberries filled the kitchen.

When I presented the dessert to my family, they were all in awe of its beauty. The layers of cake, pudding, fruit, and Cool Whip were perfectly stacked and decorated with sliced bananas and strawberries. It was a true showstopper.

As soon as everyone took their first bite, they all started raving about how delicious it was. The combination of flavors and textures was just perfect. My aunt even said it was the best dessert she had ever had.

Since that Easter gathering, I have made this Southern Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake several times for different occasions and every time, it has been a hit. It’s become my go-to dessert for family gatherings, potlucks, and other special events.

In conclusion, I highly recommend giving this Southern Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake a try. It’s a simple and easy recipe to make, but the results are truly impressive. The combination of flavors and textures is just perfect and it’s sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

Southern Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake

Southern Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake is a delicious and visually stunning dessert made with yellow cake mix, instant vanilla pudding, crushed pineapple, frozen strawberries, bananas, and Cool Whip. It's perfect for special occasions and family gatherings.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 package 6 ounces of instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 large can of crushed pineapple drained
  • 2 packages 10 ounces each of frozen strawberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 carton 16 ounces of Cool Whip


  • Begin by preheating the oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare the cake batter according to the instructions on the box.
  • Divide the batter equally between two round cake pans.
  • Bake the cakes and then set them aside to cool.
  • Mix the instant pudding and refrigerate it.
  • Cut one of the cake layers into small chunks and place them in a punch bowl.
  • Spread half of the pudding on top of the cake pieces, followed by half of the crushed pineapple and one package of frozen strawberries.
  • Slice one banana and place it on top. Then, add half of the Cool Whip, making sure to spread it evenly.
  • Repeat the same steps with the other layer, ending with a layer of Cool Whip.
  • Refrigerate the cake overnight to allow the strawberries to thaw and their juices to infuse into the cake. Serve chilled.



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