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Ingredients

3/4 cup butter or margarine, cold
1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
4 cups whipped topping, divided
3 cups cold milk
2 packages (3.9 ounces each) instant chocolate pudding mix
2 tablespoons chocolate curls

Instructions

In a bowl, cut butter into cake mix until crumbly. Add egg and mix well. Press into a greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in one cup of whipped topping. Carefully spread over the crust. Refrigerate. In a bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand until slightly thickened. Spread over the cream cheese layer. Top with the remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate for 2 hours before cutting. Garnish with chocolate curls.

Janice Klawon
Rock Island



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