Layers of light and fluffy angel food cake, cool and creamy vanilla filling, a waterfall of semi-sweet chocolate and almonds make up this seemingly-fancy but super-easy layered Boston cream pie recipe.

To add my own special twist, I sprinkled sliced almonds to the top of the cake. Doesn’t it make it just that much prettier? Plus, who doesn’t love a little crunch of almond?

Layered Boston Cream Pie with Almonds

I can’t get enough of easy desserts, and easy desserts that look this impressive are an added bonus.

In reality, this recipe took only minutes to make, because the base is store-bought angel food cake simply sliced into three layers.

Layered Boston Cream Pie with Almonds

Evan helped me put this layered Boston cream pie with almonds together, and of course, he had to grab just one little taste of the filling. I’ll admit that I grabbed one little taste, too!

The filling features COOL-WHIP and JELL-O Instant Vanilla Pudding so it’s so cool and creamy.

Layered Boston Cream Pie with Almonds

This easy layered Boston cream pie with almonds is perfect for your spring, Easter or summer parties. Your friends will think you spent much more time creating this layered masterpiece, and you don’t have to tell them the truth if you don’t want to!

Layered Boston Cream Pie with Almonds

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  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) prepared angel food cake, cut horizontally into 3 layers
  • 2 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  1. Beat pudding mix and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in 1/2 cup COOL WHIP.
  2. Stack cake layers on plate, spreading pudding mixture between layers.
  3. Microwave chocolate and remaining COOL WHIP in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec.; stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Spoon over cake and sprinkle with sliced almonds. Refrigerate 1 hour.