Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Chocolate Lemans Cake and Spaghetti Cupcakes

Remember that night we went to the fair?  That's right, it was a couple weeks ago.  Well, my Chef son-in-law had requested me to make him Chocolate Lemans Cake, which isn't even a cake for his birthday.  And my DD2 had requested DD3 to make him Spaghetti Cupcakes as a surprise.  Are you keeping up with this?  Let me say it clearly; the Chef is getting TWO desserts on his birthday.

When I got home from the Fair Serena was already working on the cupcakes.  I set to work on the Chocolate Lemans Cake.

My kitchen has NEVER looked this messy!  I just had to snap a picture.  We laughed and giggled as we worked together on our two separate desserts.

Rejected cupcakes

Acceptable Cupcakes frosted

Mixture of butter, walnuts and flour for Chocolate Lemans Cake

Chocolate Lemans Cake's 1st layer ready to bake
2nd layer of cream cheese, powdered sugar, cool whip added to the baked and cooled layer.
As you can see the baked layer doesn't look that much darker than the unbaked layer

Cupcakes are good and "Noodled"

3rd layer - One small instant pudding and 1 1/4 cup milk

Opening Meatballs

4 layer - small instant pudding and 1/14 cup milk

Add Strawberry Jelly and Grated White Chocolate (Parmesan Cheese)

Top with Cool Whip and sprinkle with walnuts.
Oh so Yummy!  And so much fun!  We are going to have to do this again! 

Recipe for Chocolate Lemans Cake

Use one large container of cool whip.

1st layer
1 cube butter melted.
1/2 cup chopped walnuts - chopped fine.
1 cup flour. 
Blend together and bake just until lightly brown in 350 degree oven. (Sorry I've never timed this.) Do not over bake. Let cool.

2nd layer
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 package cream cheese (8 oz)
1 cup cool whip.
Mix together and spread on 1st layer.

3rd layer
1 small vanilla instant pudding
1 1/4 cup milk
mix and spread on top of 2nd layer

4th layer
1 small chocolate instant pudding
1 1/4 cup milk
mix and spread on top of 3rd layer

5th layer
Spread cool whip on top and sprinkle with 1/4 to 1/3 cup chopped nuts.

Keep Refrigerated


  1. My husband would love this "cake," will copy it and put in my recipe box.

  2. Yum, yum, yum! I hope you saved some for me! Thanks for sharing the recipe - just in case you forgot - then I can make my own :)! Hugs!

  3. Oh those spaghetti cupcakes look oh so cute!! My mom has a similar recipe for the "cake" but hers calls for the choc and vanilla pudding mixed together. We always called it 4 layer dessert. ha! However it comes together, it is one of my FAVES and I always request it when I go home. :) Looks like you guys had a great time cooking together. :)

  4. When I was younger we used to call this desert "Better than Robert Redford." It is so yummy!

  5. That looks soooo yummy!! I was really anticipating seeing real spaghetti cup cakes!!

  6. Can't look! Bad for my diet and willpower! :-)