Need a simple dessert recipe without turning on the oven? Try this No-Bake Layered Cake with vanilla pudding between layers of graham crackers topped with melted chocolate.

This is an easy recipe that is ready in under 30-minutes. The adults and kids alike will approve.

A slice of no bake layered cake recipe topped with cream and chocolate!

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No-Bake layered cake-

This recipe was inspired by two of my no-bake desserts: the No-Bake Chocolate Spartak and Vanilla Wafers Dessert. Though I love to bake, I don’t always enjoy desserts that require a ton of time, especially during the summer months. This no-bake dessert is the answer to that dilemma. It’s rather easy to make, tastes wonderful and you don’t have you turn on the oven. Winner!

Using graham crackers for the layers still gives the cake a beautiful and the vanilla pudding goes so well with the graham crackers.

How to make the cream for this simple no bake layered cake.

Step by step pictures of how to make the vanilla pudding cream for the no bake layered cake recipe.

How to make cake-

A no-bake dessert so easy to make.

  • Prepare the vanilla pudding and melt chocolate.
  • Layout graham crackers making a layer on a platter.
  • Cover with cream.
  • Continue with remaining cream and crackers.
  • Garnish cake with crushed crackers and melted chocolate.

Step by step pictures of how to assemble this no bake layered cake recipe!

This is a great cake to make for a simple dessert at home or a great idea to take to a potluck. No one will ever guess that you used graham crackers as the layers.

Picture of the no bake layered cake on a cake platter with chocolate drizzle.

NOTE: You can also top the cake with fruit instead of chocolate. Any of your favorite berries will work.

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No bake layered cake recipe with fruits on top.

No-Bake Layered Cake

5 from 6 votes
A no-bake layered cake with graham crackers and a vanilla pudding cream topped with melted chocolate.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 14.4 oz graham crackers
  • 5.1 oz instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 3/4 cups cold milk
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 8 oz cool whip
  • 1/2 cup chopped milk chocolate
  • 3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream


  • In a bowl, whisk together milk and instant pudding until it starts to thicken, about 1 min.
  • In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy. Add cream cheese to the pudding, mix just until cream cheese is incorporated. Add the cool whip, beat again. 
  • Refrigerate until ready to assemble the cake.
  • Place a mixing bowl over a double boiler, bring water to a boil. 
    Add heavy whipping cream and milk chocolate to the bowl. Keep mixing until the chocolate begins to melt. Remove from heat and continue mixing until there are no chunks of chocolate. 
    Set aside to cool.
  • Spread a small amount of cream over a platter.
  • Add four graham crackers in a row. Cover generously with cream. Repeat until you have six layers.
  • Cover top and sides of cake with remaining cream.
  • Take the 3 leftover crackers and finely crush. 
  • Coat sides and top with the graham crackers. 
  • Drizzle melted chocolate over the top of the cake. 
  • Enjoy immediately or refrigerate. The cake is best if eaten the same day.


Calories: 209kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 98mgPotassium: 162mgSugar: 11gVitamin A: 480IUCalcium: 107mgIron: 0.5mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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