Chocolate Jello Pudding Pie Recipe – Key To My Lime

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Chocolate Jello Pudding Pie is a quick and easy family favorite that’s perfect for the holidays! Serve in an Oreo cookie crust and top with chocolate chips for an extra chocolate flavor.

Jello Pudding Pie

Oh my God. If you’re looking for a rich, decadent chocolate pudding cake that’s still light and really THAT easy to make, you’ve found it!

This unbaked chocolate cake has 3 delicious layers. There’s a homemade crust of Oreo cookies, then a layer of rich, thick chocolate pudding, and it’s topped with a lighter layer of chocolate pudding that is mixed with Cool Whip. The combination creates this delicious creamy mousse-like consistency.

The best part is that no baking is required. Just prepare it and place it in the freezer to set, then enjoy.

This is such an easy chocolate mousse cake to make for Easter, Christmas or Thanksgiving! It will definitely make everyone ask for seconds and bring smiles to everyone’s faces. If you’re serving it for Christmas, try garnishing it with crushed mint or mint chips.

If you’re serving it during the summer, try serving it with seasonal berries (such as raspberries or strawberries) and a scoop of ice cream.

Oreo Crust Ingredients: I love the rich chocolate flavor of combining an Oreo crust with the chocolate pudding cake filling. You could use a ready-made store-bought Oreo bark, but since it’s so easy and tastes better when you make it at home, that’s what I prefer. You can also use a regular precooked cake crust if you prefer. That’s what I did in this chocolate cake recipe, and the results were amazing!

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Chocolate pudding mix

: Using an instant pudding mix makes this a super simple uncooked dessert. Be sure to look for the box that says “instant” in the title so you don’t have to heat the pudding to thicken.

Half and half

: Using half and half instead of milk to make pudding is better because it makes it creamier, tastier and richer. It also makes the pudding thicker, which helps make it substantial enough to act as a cake filling.

Cool Whip: The whipped topping that has been thawed in the fridge makes all the difference in this recipe. It’s a great ingredient to use in unbaked desserts because it creates a light, fluffy texture, without risking the filling melting as the dessert rests (as you would if you used homemade whipped cream).

Chocolate chips: I love simple desserts that still look pretty. Chocolate chips are optional, but sprinkling a little around the edge of the cake is a quick and easy way to decorate and elevate this dessert.

The labeled ingredients for chocolate jelly pudding cake.

How to make chocolate pudding cake

Start by pressing the Oreos in a food processor until they reach a fine-crumb consistency.( See the recipe card below for the complete printable recipe.)

Add Oreo cookies to a food processor and pulse at low speed until OK.

Add the melted butter to the food processor and pulse until combined with the Oreo crumbs.

Add melted butter to crumbled oreo cooks and pulse in a food processor until mixed.

Transfer the Oreo and butter mixture to a greased cake dish, then press it into place. Let the crust rest in the fridge to set while you make the filling.

Place the crumbled Oreo mixture on a cake plate and spread it evenly.

Use an electric hand mixer to mix the instant pudding and half and half until the pudding has thickened.

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Add gelatin and milk to a large bowl and whisk with a hand mixer until thickened.

Transfer half of the pudding to the center of the cake crust, then use a silicone spatula to spread it evenly to the edges.

Add half of the gelatin mixture to the oreo bark and spread it evenly.

Gently fold the thawed whipped topping into the remaining pudding.

Add Cool Whip to the remaining gelatin and fold completely until mixed.

Place the pudding and whipped topping mixture in the center of the cake, then use a silicone spatula to spread it evenly to the edges.

Add the filling to the top of the pudding and spread it evenly.

Let the cake sit in the freezer, then let it thaw in the fridge for a few minutes before serving. Just before serving, sprinkle the chocolate chips around the rim as a garnish. I found that the cake didn’t fix enough if you just left it in the fridge, so it definitely needs time in the freezer. Please refer to the recipe card below for full written instructions, including ingredient quantities, cooking times and helpful tips, etc.

Place the cake in a freezer to harden and then garnish with chocolate chips before serving.


do you thicken the instant pudding for the cake?

The instructions for this pudding cake should give you a filling that has the perfect consistency. The key steps are to use a handheld electric mixer to mix the pudding for two minutes (if you don’t have an electric mixer, you’ll need to mix it vigorously by hand) and use half and half instead of milk as a liquid ingredient.

If the cake filling is still not thick enough, you can mix a little more pudding mixture or a little powdered sugar.

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Why is my

pudding cake liquid?

If your pudding cake filling is liquid, it likely means you mixed too much or mixed the pudding too much. If you mix it too high or at a speed or for too long, it can become watery. If you don’t mix it long enough, the ingredients won’t combine well enough to thicken properly.

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Best Unbaked Chocolate Cake

Cake Crusts

I love using a homemade Oreo cake crust for chocolate cake because it really accentuates the flavor of chocolate. You can also make your own unbaked cake crust with pretzels, nut butters, or butter cookies. If you prefer the flavor of a traditional cake crust, you can make one and bake it, then let it cool before adding the pudding cake filling.

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I think a simple and cute way to decorate a chocolate cake without baking is with a chocolate chip rim. You can also garnish it with whipped cream, sparks, chocolate shavings or hot fudge sauce.

Pro tip: Get beautiful chocolate shavings by using a potato peeler to shave chocolate chips from a chocolate bar.

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