Chicago Atomic Cake
In Chicagoland, this is a very popular cake! This cake is best eaten on the day it is made.
1 (9-ounce) Jiffy Mix Yellow Cake Mix*, prepared and baked according to package directions
1 (9-ounce) Jiffy Mix Chocolate Cake Mix, prepared and baked according to package directions
1 (9-ounce) Jiffy Mix White Cake Mix, prepared and baked according to package directions
2 medium bananas, sliced
1 (3-ounce) package instant banana pudding mix, prepared according to package directions for a pie
About 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 (3-ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix, prepared according to package directions for a pie
1 (3-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix, prepared according to package directions for a pie
1 (8-ounce) container frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed**
- Prepare the yellow, chocolate and white cake according to package directions. Cool on wire rack for about 10 minutes and then remove from pans and cool completely.
- Place the yellow cake layer on a cake plate, top with sliced bananas and spoon the prepared banana pudding evenly over the banana slices.
- Next, place the chocolate cake layer on top of the banana layer and top with sliced strawberries. Spoon the prepared chocolate pudding evenly over the strawberry slices.
- Place the white cake layer on top of the chocolate/strawberry layer and spoon the prepared vanilla pudding evenly over the white cake layer.
- Frost the sides and top of the cake with the whipped topping (or real sweetened whipped cream; see suggestion below).
- Refrigerate until serving time. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Makes 12 to 15 servings.
*If desired, add 1 teaspoon of banana flavoring to the yellow cake mix.
**Real sweetened whipped cream can be used. Beat 1 pint of heavy cream with 1/3 to 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until stiff peaks form.
Note: If the one layer Jiffy Cake Mixes are not available in your area, prepare half of a regular 18.25-ounce cake mix for each layer of this cake, or prepare the whole cake mix and freeze the extra layers for another time.