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WOW your guests without all the fuss and ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS in this delicious NO BAKE SALTINE CRACKER CAKE.

Delicious and easy no bake saltine cracker cake - also known as crack cake!


A number of years back, a co-worker of mine treated us all with one of the most delicious desserts I had ever tasted. It was light, creamy, not heavy or overly sweet, and left your taste buds begging and pleading for more!

She gave me the recipe, and while copying it down, I knew it was far too complicated (and far too many ingredients) for my 22-year-old self and I would never attempt to make this incredible dessert.

So I enjoyed every last bite, scraping every last morsel off my plate, never to taste this deliciousness again.

Or would I?

Years later I was determined to make my own replica and I am sharing it with you because something this amazing should never be kept to just one person!


No Bake Saltine Cracker Cake with fruit

This dessert is easy and delicious, but does need to be chilled for 24 hours


  • 2 pkgs (135 gr each) Jell-O Cook & Serve Vanilla Pudding
  • 6 cups milk
  • 6 cups Cool Whip
  • 2 sleeves Unsalted Saltine Crackers (approx. 76 crackers)


  1. Cook vanilla pudding with milk as instructed on the package. Cover with plastic wrap and cool completely in fridge.
  2. Line a 9” x 13” glass baking dish with unsalted soda crackers.
  3. Gently spread a thin layer of vanilla pudding on top of the crackers, covering them completely.
  4. Gently spread a thin layer of Cool Whip across the pudding.
  5. Repeat 2 more times.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  7. If desired, top with fruit just before serving
No Bake Saltine Cracker Cake

No Bake Saltine Cracker Cake

No Bake Saltine Cracker Cake

This light and silky smooth dessert is so simple to make.

Garnish with fruit to add fresh flavor and color. Almost any fruit or fruit combination is lovely with this dessert.

No Bake Saltine Cracker Cake

Some suggestions include strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, kiwi and banana. I dare you to stop at one piece!

Check out the No-Bake Saltine Cracker Cake video!

This recipe was contributed to Mommy Moment by Heidi.

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Saturday 26th of November 2022

I’ve used canned fruit pie filling on this. Or made my own sour cherry. Works great also.

Susan Doyon

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

I have a bunch of salted crackers, could I use those?

Jody @ Mommy Moment

Wednesday 28th of October 2020



Thursday 27th of August 2020

A few days after I had my first child in 2003, someone came to the house with this fluffy, light dessert in tow. I loved it then, but forgot about it. I came across this recipe while scrolling Pinterest and decided to make it on the spot, but with lemon pudding (like the dessert I had in 2003). It's delightful! It's now going to be a little treat for my now-17-year-old son who just had his four wisdom teeth pulled today. Thanks for sharing!


Thursday 24th of January 2019


E Fuentes

Tuesday 26th of December 2017

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS RECIPE!!! I never thought I would ever have the opportunity to taste this amazing dessert again. After 20 years I will have the chance to make it myself! Thanks!!

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