Seven Minutes in Heaven Cake Recipe

We loved the title so much before we even knew what it was. Figuring out the ingredients was tough. We wanted to give the name justice. Obviously, the cake had to be angel. You can’t mention heaven and then go with a dense (in comparison) yellow crumb.

Next, we figured out we need to poke it. Because the world loves riddling their sheet cakes with holes and filling them with a gooey caramel sauce, sweetened condensed milk … or pudding. Chocolate pudding, BINGO! The frosting: fluffy whipped cream. Because of course the icing for a Seven Minutes in Heaven Cake should look like a blanket of clouds. The combination is otherworldly.

Seven Minutes in Heaven Cake

Yields: 10 – 12
Total Time: 3 hours 0 mins


  • 1 box angel food cake
  • 2 boxes instant chocolate pudding (plus required ingredients)
  • 4 c. heavy cream
  • 1/4 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • chocolate shavings



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Prepare boxed cake mix according to package instructions. Pour about two-thirds of mixture into a 9”-x-13” (ungreased) baking pan. Bake until slightly golden, about 25-30 minutes. Let cool.

When the cake is cool, poke big holes across entire surface of the cake using the rounded end of the wooden spoon. Combine pudding mix and milk in a medium bowl and whisk until the mixture just begins to thicken. Pour over the cake and spread with a spatula to make sure the pudding pours into the holes. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Make whipped cream: In a large bowl, combine the heavy cream with the sugar and vanilla extract and beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over cake and garnish with chocolate shavings.



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