My grandmother always called this dessert “Better Than Anything Cake” but it has taken on various other names over the years. Regardless, this cake is unbelievably fantastic!
I had only made this once before this recipe and I remember how much fun we had. There is the element of the labor requirement to put each layer together without losing the shape, but I see it more as a labor of love!
For the crust
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup butter melted
1 cup pecans finely chopped
For the first layer
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese – room temperature
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 (8-12 oz.) container Cool Whip (divided) – 1 cup for this layer and the rest for the topping.
For the second layer
1 (3.4 oz.) package vanilla instant pudding
1 (3.4 oz.) package chocolate instant pudding
3 cups whole milk (using whole milk creates a sturdier pudding which is needed)