Dessert, A Childhood Favorite

May 6, 2016

One of the fondest memories from my childhood is celebrating birthday dinners. We'd gather on Sunday at my grandma's house -- and as far back as I can recall I'd always request my Aunt Reba's four layer torte. 

Every. Year.

She "retired" the recipe years ago, gifting its most faithful consumer (me!), so when I stumbled upon this old favorite while my mom was visiting one day I took that baby-free time to reminisce on my childhood as I prepared one of my favorite treats.

Four Layer Torte

Layer One:
1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Crushed Pecans
2 TBSP Sugar
1 Cup Flour

Grease and flour 13x9 pan. Mix dough together and press into pan. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Cool.

Layer Two: 
1- 8oz pkg. Cream Cheese
1 Cup Cool Whip (I use a whole container)
1 Cup Powdered Sugar

Beat ingredients then spread on cooled crust.

Layer Three:
3 Cups Milk
2 pkgs. Milk Chocolate Instant Pudding

Beat ingredients and spread on top of cream cheese mixture.

Layer Four:
Cool Whip (I use the whole container)

Top pudding mixture with cool whip. Chill for 12 hours before serving.

Best enjoyed whilst snuggling.


  1. Oh. My. Yes. I'll take the whole. damn. cake.
    I would also like to point out that the title Dessert, A Childhood Favorite at first had me thinking, "Wait... Dessert is STILL my favorite!" But then I read on to realize there was a particular dessert you were referencing -- not just then entire food dessert food group.


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