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Cherry Vanilla Heaven Dessert

This simple dessert comes together so quickly and is always a crowd-pleaser!
Prep Time20 mins
Cooling Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Heaven Dessert
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net


  • 1 whole Angel food Cake, (Click the link in the Notes for from-scratch Angel Food Cake)


  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding
  • cups (368g) 2% or whole milk
  • 1 cup (238g) heavy cream


  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 8 ounces whipped topping, such as Cool Whip
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, for topping (optional)


  • Cut angel food cake into cubes. (This was by far the most time-consuming part of the entire recipe. Take your time and use a good serrated knife!)


  • In a large bowl combine vanilla pudding, milk, and heavy cream. Using a hand-held mixer, beat on medium-high for 2 minutes. Set aside.

Assemble the Dessert

  • In a 9x13 baking dish, arrange 1/2 of the angel food cake cubes in a layer.
  • Drop half of the cherry pie filling over top of the angel food cake cubes.
  • Spoon vanilla pudding over the filling and spread evenly.
  • Arrange the other half of the angel food cake cubes on top of the vanilla pudding layer.
  • Carefully spread the remaining cherry pie filling over the angel food cake cubes.
  • Top it off with the whipped topping and slivered almonds (optional).
  • Place in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours. Serve cold.


Here is my perfect from-scratch Angel Food Cake recipe! - clickable link


Serving: 24g | Calories: 143kcal