One of the fondest memories from my childhood is celebrating birthday dinners. We'd gather on Sunday at my grandma's house -- and as far back as I can recall I'd always request my Aunt Reba's four layer torte.
She "retired" the recipe years ago, gifting its most faithful consumer (me!), so when I stumbled upon this old favorite while my mom was visiting one day I took that baby-free time to reminisce on my childhood as I prepared one of my favorite treats.
Four Layer Torte
1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Crushed Pecans
2 TBSP Sugar
1 Cup Flour
Grease and flour 13x9 pan. Mix dough together and press into pan. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Cool.
1- 8oz pkg. Cream Cheese
1 Cup Cool Whip (I use a whole container)
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
Beat ingredients then spread on cooled crust.
3 Cups Milk
2 pkgs. Milk Chocolate Instant Pudding
Beat ingredients and spread on top of cream cheese mixture.
Cool Whip (I use the whole container)
Top pudding mixture with cool whip. Chill for 12 hours before serving.