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No-Bake Layered NILLA Wafer Cake
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No-Bake NILLA Wafer Cake

This No-Bake NILLA Wafer Cake, isn't a cake by tradition standards. Make it by layering NILLA Wafer, pudding, and whipped cream, then top it with chocolate frosting! It's a perfect dessert recipe for summer!
Prep Time20 mins
refrigeration2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 271kcal


  • 1 11 oz box NILLA Wafers
  • 2 cups instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1/4 cup chocolate icing
  • sprinkles and decor * optional


  • Add a spoonful or two of the pudding to the bottom of a 10 1/2 by 7-inch (or equivalent) baking dish and spread to cover the bottom.
  • Place a layer of NILLA Wafers over the pudding, breaking some in half, if necessary.
  • Cover the tops of the NILLA Wafers evenly with the vanilla pudding, then add another layer of NILLA Wafers.
  • Top that layer with the whipped topping. 
  • Ice the NILLA Wafers for the top layer with the chocolate icing and decorate before placing on top of the whipped cream.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving to allow time for the NILLA Wafers to get soft.



Tips and Techniques for the Best No-Bake Nilla Wafer Cake

  • Be sure to allow time for the whipped topping to fully thaw before assembling this cake.
  • Double the recipe if you want to make a trifle or if your baking dish is larger
  • Use any type of sprinkles and decorations to make this cake perfect for all different types of occasions and celebrations.
  • Allow at least 2 hours for the cake to be refrigerated before serving. This allows time for the NILLA wafers to soften into a more cake-like texture.


  • Can you use other flavors of pudding and icing? Yes, absolutely! This is an easy recipe to experiment with all types of different flavor combinations. Have fun with it!
** Nutritional information is given as an estimate only and will vary


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.1mg