Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Danish Cream Squares

This creamy dessert has been a family favorite for many years...and is my daughter's choice for a birthday cake. She's not big on cakes...and since today was her 30th birthday...she got to pick & choose!

I got this recipe from my friend Wendy, (that's Aunt Wendy to you, Lovella) about twenty years ago, but have seen it in many recipe books, including Company's Coming.

Danish Cream Squares

graham wafers

vanilla pudding & pie filling, 6-serving size
2 1/2 cups milk

2 cups whipping cream (500 ml)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups icing sugar
3 tablespoons milk

1 square semi-sweet chocolate
1 teaspoon butter or margrine

Line 9 x 13 inch ungreased pan with whole graham wafers, trimming to fit.
(Since I was taking the dessert out for dinner...I made it in a tupperware pan.)

Cook pudding with milk as directed, using only 2 1/2 cups of milk.
Allow to cool; spread over graham crackers in pan.

Beat cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff. Spread over pudding.

Put on another layer of whole graham crackers, trimming to fit.
Mix icing sugar and milk together well...it needs to be fairly runny (add more milk or sugar if necessary). Spread over cracker layer.

Melt chocolate with butter (in microwave). Drizzle over top. Chill. Let stand overnight before using.

Serve to birthday gal...and the rest of the gang! Enjoy.


  1. Yum Yum....this looks terrific and yet simple enough to make! Wonder why I never ran across it! You make the most incredible desserts Judy....any leftovers?

  2. OH we love this one and I make it all the time. The flavours just blend together perfectly. Your cake looks perfect too.

  3. This is a yummy dessert and perfect for a crowd. I have tripled it for a large cookie sheet and it cuts into perfect squares. It's always a hit. Thanks for posting it. I'm enjoying seeing recipes popping up that I used 20-30 years ago and forgotten. Kathy

  4. i haven't made this in years....looks like i need to make that again and recycle some old/new recipes. great pics.

  5. That cake looks delicious! And simple too. Happy Birthday, to your daughter! :)

  6. At first glance I read this as Danish DREAM Squares....and it does look dreamy! And very easy...my kind of recipe.

  7. This looks likes something I made years ago, only using a blueberry filling. There are so many alternatives but I like this idea.
    It's something my family would devour.

  8. Judy...I know I have already commented but I have to say...I made these the other day to bring into work. I was nervous they would not cut so well...but oh my goodness....this went over like hotcakes! Even Better!!!! This was an awesome dessert. Keep them coming!

  9. Loved this dessert!!! It went over really well with the harvest crew!

  10. I work at a Danish National Museum and Had a lot of whipping cream to use up, Great posting. Thank you for sharing.. I did a few tweeks and it still was a hit.. I used maklke palaegschokolade( waffer chocolate) layered over top of caramalized bread crums, then custard instead of pudding. Thanks again for sharing!

  11. omg I have been looking for this recipe for a long time... I could not remember the name of it for the longest time.

    Thank God ,! I used to make these when my children were home in the 90's. Then lost my recipe book.

    So now my kids are grown up, They will happy when i make a batch of this.

    Thank you so much Judy.