Cake Batter Pudding Parfaits


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Cake Batter Pudding ParfaitsTo qualify for the contest, this recipe for cake batter pudding parfaits uses Coconut Milk Beverage from So Delicious Dairy Free.

According to Michele, “With just 3 simple steps, this impressive dessert can be prepared in less than 20 minutes. Cake batter pudding is layered with whipped topping for a fun and delicious combination. It’s hard to believe that this creamy dessert is dairy-free!”

She isn’t kidding. This is probably one of the most impressive instant party desserts we’ve seen! Great for weekend barbecues, potlucks, football games, and of course, birthday parties! And depending on the mixes you use, these cake batter pudding parfaits can fit almost any dietary needs.

Cake Batter Pudding Parfaits

Special Diet Notes: Cake Batter Pudding Parfaits

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Just use caution in the cake mix, pudding and rainbow sprinkles you select! And yes, certain flavors of Jell-O instant pudding mix, such as the Vanilla, are in fact dairy-free and even certified kosher parve.

For gluten-free, dairy-free cake batter pudding pafaits, don’t hesitate to use your favorite gluten-free, dairy-free cake mix, there are many to choose from, such as Bob’s Red Mill, 1-2-3 Gluten Free, and Cherrybrook Kitchen.

Cake Batter Pudding Parfaits
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Serves: 4 parfaits
  1. Whisk together the dry pudding mix and dry cake mix in a large mixing bowl. Add the coconut milk and beat with an electric mixer for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the pudding is creamy and lighter in color. Gently stir in 2 tablespoons sprinkles.
  2. Spoon the pudding into a zip-top plastic bag, and cut off a corner of the bag. Spoon the Coco Whip into another zip-top plastic bag, and cut off a corner.
  3. Layer the pudding and Coco Whip in parfait glasses, ending with a dollop of Coco Whip. Sprinkle the parfaits with the remaining sprinkles. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


    • No, you need to use full-fat coconut milk to get it to set up. That brand has been discontinued, but coconut milk is sold in cans or little aseptic containers in the Asian section of most grocers. A milk beverage won’t set up properly!

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