Striped Delight vintage dessert recipe (1985)

Striped Delight vintage dessert recipe (1985)

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This Striped Delight vintage dessert recipe — featuring one dark layer of chocolate pudding between two white layers of a light and creamy cheesecake-like filling — is one of several popular recipes featuring both Jell-O pudding and Cool Whip — complementary products owned by Kraft.

With Jell-O Pudding, your next sweet temptation is just moments away.

Sinfully delicious. Delightfully simple.

Jell-O Pudding and Cool Whip combine with velvety cream cheese to create a sinfully delicious dessert that only takes 20 minutes to make. Thank heaven.

Striped Delight vintage dessert recipe (1985)

Striped Delight vintage dessert recipe (1985)

Yield: 1 cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes


  • 1-1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip whipped topping
  • 6 ounces Jello brand chocolate instant pudding
  • 3-1/2 cups cold milk
  • Nuts (optional)


  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and melted butter.
  2. Press firmly into bottom of 13- by 9-inch pan.
  3. Beat cream cheese with sugar and 2 tablespoons milk until smooth.
  4. Fold in half of the whipped topping.
  5. Spread over crust.
  6. Using 3-1/2 cups cold milk, prepare pudding as directed on package.
  7. Pour over cream cheese layer.
  8. Chill several hours or overnight.
  9. Spread remaining whipped topping over pudding.
  10. Garnish with grated chocolate or chopped nuts, if desired.


Makes 12 to 15 servings.

As an alternative, you can use 1 package (6-serving size) instant pudding and 2-1/2 cups milk for the pudding layer.

Variation: Try Striped Delight in Pistachio, Lemon and Butterscotch flavors, too.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 4g

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

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Striped Delight

Striped Delight vintage dessert recipe (1985)

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6 Responses

  1. I made this. My kids loved it. I used sugar free pudding mix and it turned out fine, as in my kids could not tell. I made it the morning of and served for dinner so cannot say re freezing.

  2. Our family has been making this since the 80’s too. However, We do a pecan crust. 1 stick butter melted, 1 cup of flour, 1/4 cup sugar and chopped pecans!!! Bake in over 350 degrees until lightly browned – about 10 mins. Makes a huge difference. Love it and still make this all the time!!

  3. I’ve been making this since it first came out in the 80s. Everyone has always loved it. I like it because you can change it up any way you want with a cookie crust or different flavored puddings, but my kids won’t let me 🤣

  4. My mother used to make a version of this cake that was called “Jimmy Carter Cake” because the bottom crust in her recipe contained ground peanuts, and peanuts were sprinkled on top. She didn’t make it very often because to do it properly was very time consuming. We had a family friend who, while loving the cake, was a staunch Republican and took issue with its name. “It should be called Ronald Reagan Cake!” he would always say, to a lot of eye-rolling.

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