This Nutty Torte Layered Dessert is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE desserts! |

Nutty Torte Layered Dessert

Nutty Torte is a delicious layered dessert. The nut based crust, cream cheese layer, pudding layer and cool whip topping come together to create the perfect dessert.

This Nutty Torte Layered Dessert is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE desserts! |

I’m not exaggerating when I say that I literally hear the heavens singing every time I go to take my first bite of this dessert! I was introduced to this Nutty Torte Layered Dessert from my husbands Aunt over 10 years ago and my life has forever been changed. It will legit make you wonder where it’s been your whole life and you will never regret consuming those calories! haha!


I’m not going to lie, this dessert is a little more time consuming to prepare then I prefer. BUT, it’s SO worth it! The layers and layers of creamy goodness are just pure perfection!

I generally make it right after breakfast, so I can do the dishes with my breakfast mess!

This Nutty Torte Layered Dessert is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE desserts! |

There are instructions in the recipe below, but here’s a quick visual of the layers!


This Nutty Torte Layered Dessert is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE desserts! |

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Nutty Torte Layered Dessert

The perfect layered dessert that will leave your taste buds beyond happy!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Keyword: dessert, party food
Servings: 15 people
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Pam Dana


  • 1 cup Flour
  • 8 tbsp Butter Salted
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Walnuts Finely Chopped
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 13 oz Cool Whip
  • 2 boxes any flavor Instant Pudding I use 1 small chocolate and 1 large vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 3/4 cup Milk


  • 1st Layer: Mix together and press into a 9x13 pan; 1 cup flour, 1 stick butter, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts. Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Cool fully. If you need to speed up the cooling process, feel free to put it in the fridge.
  • 2nd Layer: Mix well and spread over 1st layer; 8 oz cream cheese (softened), 1 1/2 cups powered sugar and 1/2 container of Cool Whip.
  • 3rd Layer: Mix the 2 boxes of instant pudding with 2 3/4 cups of milk. Mix with a whisk until thickened and immediately pour over the 2nd layer. Do not refrigerate the pudding in the fridge until solid prior to pouring over the 2nd layer.
  • 4th Layer: Top with remaining Cool Whip and sprinkle the remaining 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts on the top! Refrigerate until ready to serve!





Calories: 357kcal

Don’t all those layers look divine?

This Nutty Torte Layered Dessert is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE desserts! |

Now are you so excited to try it? Put it on your upcoming menu for a family dinner, holiday party, BBQ or whatever! You won’t regret it!

This Nutty Torte will have you hearing the angels sing! The crust, cream cheese layer, pudding and cool whip topping create the perfect dessert.






Pam Dana

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

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