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This layered vanilla pudding dessert is a hit with kids and adults both. Layers of homemade vanilla pudding with cake, berries, caramel sauce and nuts.

Vanilla pudding dessert with berries and caramel | Homemade vanilla pudding

This layered vanilla pudding dessert is a hit with kids and adults both. Layers of homemade vanilla pudding with cake, berries, caramel sauce and nuts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Chilling time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 36 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 280 kcal

Ingredients

For the vanilla pudding:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • cup corn flour
  • teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups whole milk divided
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder optional

For assembling the vanilla pudding dessert:

  • 1 plain vanilla cake about 400 - 450 gms, sliced
  • ¾ cup salted caramel sauce or other caramel sauce
  • 2 cups strawberries sliced (or other fruits of choice)
  • ½ cup walnuts crushed

Instructions

For the vanilla pudding:

  1. Combine the sugar, corn flour and salt in a medium saucepan. Add ½ cup milk and stir to form a smooth paste. Whisk in the remaining 3 ½ cups milk and the egg yolks.

  2. Turn flame to low and heat the mixture while stirring continuously. Continue stirring till mixture is thickened and small bubbles can be seen at the edges (about 8-10 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and cinnamon. The mixture will thicken a little bit more on cooling.

  3. Optional step: To remove lumps in the pudding, place a fine mesh strainer over a large heatproof bowl. Pour the pudding mixture through the strainer and into the bowl. This additional step will remove any lumps in the pudding and result in a smoother silkier pudding. But it can be skipped if you don’t notice any lumps in your pudding.
  4. Let the pudding warm for 5 - 10 minutes, and then cover the top with cling film. This will ensure that no skin is formed on the pudding. Refrigerate for a few hours till chilled.

For assembling the vanilla pudding dessert:

  1. Start with layering the plain cake slices on the bottom of the dish. I used a 2 litre rectangle Pyrex baking dish.
  2. Then top with half of the vanilla pudding, followed by the sliced strawberries, salted caramel sauce and walnuts. Reserve some of the strawberries, caramel sauce and walnuts for the final garnish.

  3. Once the first layer is complete, layer with cake slices and the remaining pudding.
  4. Smooth the pudding and then decorate with remaining salted caramel sauce, sliced strawberries and crushed walnuts.

    This layered vanilla pudding dessert is a hit with kids and adults both. Layers of homemade vanilla pudding with cake, berries, caramel sauce and nuts.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge until chilled; about 1 hour or overnight. Serve cold.