No Bake Samoa Cake

No-Bake Samoa Cake

No-Bake Samoa Cake is layers of coconut, chocolate, caramel and shortbread cookie HEAVEN!  You must stop what you are doing (well, finish reading first) and run out for these ingredients immediately.  I can honestly claim this the most amazingly delicious dessert I have had to date.   I’m sorry but you will have to turn the oven on for about 15 minutes to toast the coconut.  It is worth the small amount of heat in the kitchen for this dessert. I kid you not.  This stuff is so irresistible my family would not allow me to share with anyone.

No Bake Samoa Cake - This is coconut, chocolate, caramel and shortbread cookie HEAVEN!

I was craving a cool, creamy no-bake dessert I could whip up in no time.  You start with a classic shortbread cookie.  (found in the cookie aisle of your local supermarket) I dipped the cookies in milk for a second or two to soften them just a bit.

No Bake Samoa Cake - This is coconut, chocolate, caramel and shortbread cookie HEAVEN!

Top the cookies with the coconut pudding, toasted coconut, caramel sauce, and chocolate sauce.  Repeat the layer a second time and refrigerate overnight.  Yes, it’s pure torture to wait overnight but worth your will power.

No Bake Samoa Cake - This is coconut, chocolate, caramel and shortbread cookie HEAVEN!

Two decadent layers of absolute dessert heaven! You must try this super easy Samoa cake recipe.

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No Bake Samoa Cake
 
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Two decadent layers of coconut, caramel, chocolate and shortbread.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12-16 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 (3.4 oz) packages coconut instant pudding mix, dry
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce
  • 12 oz. cool whip
  • 2 packages classic shortbread cookies
  • 1½ cups of toasted coconut
  • 1 cup whole milk (for dipping the cookies)
Instructions
  1. Blend milk and vanilla pudding packets for about 2 minutes. Add caramel ice cream topping and stir. Fold in Cool Whip. Refrigerate while you toast the coconut.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Toast coconut until lightly brown about 10 minutes. Watch closely and stir about every 3 minutes. (Coconut will burn quickly.)
  3. In a 9x13 pan, dip the cookies in milk for a second or two and layer them to cover the bottom of the pan. You may need to break the cookies to fit the pan.
  4. Pour half of pudding/cool whip mixture on top and level.
  5. Drizzle caramel sauce and chocolate sauce on top of pudding layer. Sprinkle with half of the toasted coconut.
  6. Place another layer of cookies to cover the surface. (don't forget to dip these cookies in milk as well) Break cookies accordingly to fill.
  7. Place the second half of pudding/cool whip mixture on top and level.
  8. Repeat with the caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, and toasted coconut.
  9. Refrigerate overnight and serve.
Notes
I used Keebler's Simply Sandies Shortbread cookies without pecans.

No Bake Samoa Cake - I can honestly claim this the most amazing desserts I have had to date!
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  1. Reply

    Oh my…ingenious! This looks so flippin’ good! I love Samoas, and I miss them when they’re gone. This might be my go-to dessert for when the cravings hit! Pinned and Yummed! 🙂

    1. Reply

      Martie, this dessert is ADDICTIVE! You have been warned! 🙂 Thank you.

  2. Reply

    Oh my goodness, this surely would be a special treat! Have a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Reply

    This cake looks luscious. And decadent. Can’t wait to try this. Thank you for sharing at Your Inspired Design Link Party.

    1. Reply

      It is, Carol! You have been warned. 😉

  4. Reply

    It is just as well that I can’t get my hands on this delicious looking cake, because there would be none left for you 🙂

    Yum score 5 stars
    Kathleen
    Blogger Pit Stop

    1. Reply

      🙂 Thanks, Kathleen! Unfortunately, I indulged!!

  5. Reply

    Wow, this looks delicious and completely decadent! My grandbabies will be stopping by for a week-long visit and this looks to be something they’d really love. Thanks for sharing (Stopping by from the What’d You Do This Weekend Blog Party)

    ~Taylor-Made Homestead~
    Texas

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Taylor! I hope you grandbabies (and you) enjoy this recipe. 🙂

  6. Reply

    This looks amazing! I am not a big fan of coconut but I want to try this!!
    – Jaclyn

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Jaclyn! It is addictive…you could use vanilla pudding and maybe leave off the toasted coconut.

  7. Reply

    This looks amazing! I am literally going to make this right now! It is a twist on one of my favorite desserts- eclair cake. Can’t wait to try!
    -Jo letskeeprunning.com

    1. Reply

      I hope you like it, Jo! Let me know. 🙂

  8. Reply

    Okay, now this is just ridiculous. Seriously, who could ever resist something this delicious!? I HAVE to try this out ASAP!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Karly! This dessert is extremely hard to resist, just ask my scale! 😉

  9. Reply

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful no bake dessert! I will be featuring it at SYC Thursday! xx Jo

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Joanne!!! 🙂

  10. Reply

    Oh My!! I think I’ve died and went to heaven!! YUMMY!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!

  11. Reply

    This might just send me over the top with delicious cravings! Can’t wait to try it!

    Thank you.

    Please drop by and say hello!
    ஐღLauraღஐ
    Harvest Lane Cottage
    …doing what I can with what I’ve got where I am
    on a short shoestring budget!
    ~~~~~

    1. Reply

      It will, Laura! Thank you for coming by! 🙂

  12. Reply

    Thank you so much for this nice cool dessert.
    I am going to make it sugar free by using vanilla pudding with coconut flavoring.
    SF ice cream syrups, cookies and unsweetened coconut…yummmmmmmmmmy!!! I will be my hubbies best girl!
    Again my thanks, and blessings to you,
    J

    1. Reply

      That sounds perfect for a lighter version! Your husband won’t be able to resist this dessert. My husband absolutely LOVED it! 🙂 Thank you so much for coming by, Jaybird.

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        This dessert turned out SOOOOOOOOO good. Sweet (diabetic) hubby can’t walk past the frig without sneaking a spoonful :^)
        The rest of our clan was around on Sunday, and this sweet treat was voted THE BEST!!
        Again my thanks,
        J

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          I’m so happy to hear you tried it and loved it! This makes me happy…you have made my day! 🙂 Thank you so much.

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  14. Reply

    On my mercy! This looks wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. Pinning it now. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Cindy! 🙂 Blessings to you also!!!

  15. Reply

    This looks amazing! Samoas are my absolute favorite cookie and this would be great to make!

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Audrey! I tend to go between the samoa and thin mint. This dessert is absolutely divine!

  16. Reply

    Oh my, talk about eye candy heaven! These look amazing, can’t wait to give them a try.

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Trina! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

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    This looks so decadent and delicious that I couldn’t help but feature it tomorrow on You Link It, We Make It. Thanks so much for this and all of your fabulous recipes! So glad to have you link up with us! -Kim @ knockitoffkim.com

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Kim!! 🙂

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    This No Bake cake looks positively dreamy! Thanks so much for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party!

    1. Reply

      Nici, thank you it is!! 🙂

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    I’ve been seeing this recipe all over the place recently! Looks scrumptious – and hubby’s favorite is the samoa. 🙂 Looking forward to trying it out. 🙂

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      Samoa is a bit hit in my house, also! I hope you enjoy it! Thank you, CJ!

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