Chocolate Lover’s Donut Lasagna

6 Servings
20 min

Chocolate Lover’s Donut Lasagna provides a new way to enjoy donuts. It transforms a breakfast favorite into a luxurious chocolaty dessert. This no-cook and no-bake treat is easy to make and is perfect for summer.

There are multiple layers to love: chopped donuts layer; chocolate flavored Cool Whip layer; chocolate pudding layer; plain Cool Whip layer; chocolate donut crumbs layer; and a shaved chocolate and sprinkles topping.

What’s great is anyone can make it! This simple but absolutely delicious recipe is ideal for introducing kids to cooking. There is no cooking skill required! It takes a total of 20 minutes to assemble. Refrigerate for a few hours once done, then enjoy!!

More information and step-by-step images are at In Good Flavor.

Chocolate Lover’s Donut Lasagna
Recipe details
  • 6  Servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 4 donut shop size glazed chocolate donuts (or 12 ounces total)
  • 8 ounce tub Cool Whip (or equivalent amount of fresh whipped cream), divided
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1 (3.9 ounce pkg) chocolate fudge instant pudding & pie filling mix + milk as needed per package direction
  • sprinkles for topping
  • chocolate shavings for topping

Set one donut aside. Cut the remaining into thin 1/4-inch thick slices. Then cut each slice into approximately 1/2-inch chunks.
Spread evenly onto the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish. Press gently to flatten.
Combine 1 1/2 cup of Cool Whip and the chocolate syrup in a bowl. Spread over the donut layer.
Make pudding according to package directions. Allow to set for 5 minutes. Dollop over the Cool Whip layer. Spread evenly.
Add the remaining plain Cool Whip. Spread evenly.
Chop (or break) the one reserved donut into small crumbs and set aside. You might not need the entire donut as only 1/2 cup is needed. Sprinkle over the Cool Whip.
Add sprinkles and shaved chocolate as desired.
Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Best chilled 4 hours to overnight.
  • Cool Whip holds its shape better than whipped cream. I suggest you use Cool Whip if you want the cake look its best for a few days. 
  • If you want to make fresh whipped cream, add a couple tablespoons of powdered sugar to stabilize it. The cornstarch in the powdered sugar helps prevent the whipped cream from getting limpy.
  • The best way to make donut crumbles is to cut into small chunks and chop into small crumbles.
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