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 comment:

  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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