Strawberry Trifle Recipe

I realized today that summer is basically over! (of course, it's winter a.k.a the rainy-but-still-super-hot-and-humid season, here in Panama.) So in honor of summer, I wanted to post my favorite summer-time dessert recipe. It's always a hit at a potluck or party, super easy to make, and just downright delicious. Oh, and this recipe is from my mom's kitchen!

Strawberry Trifle
1 Angel food cake (premade or mix)
1 large box instant vanilla pudding
2 10oz. cartons of frozen sweetened strawberries
1 large carton cool whip
Almond extract
  • Cut cake into 1-1 1/2" chunks & put on the bottom of a large glass bowl (you can actually buy glass trifle bowls with a pretty pedestal for like $10 at Walmart)
  • Prepare pudding according to package directions, but add slightly more milk & a little vanilla extract.
  • Pour over angel food cake pieces while pudding is still thin and runny.
  • Stir strawberries in a separate bowl with a dash or 2 of almond (or rum- but I prefer almond) extract... don't leave this out... this is what makes the dessert sparkle! (not in the literal sense)
  • Pour strawberry mixture over pudding.
  • Finally spread cool whip over the top.
  • Very important! Refrigerate ALL DAY or OVERNIGHT! It takes time for the juices to soak the cake... otherwise it's dry and just not as good!
  • Sometimes when I'm feeling fancy I'll put a sprig of mint and a slice or two of strawberry on the top as garnish... sometimes I barely finish spreading the cool whip before we dig in.



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Paige said...

I am pretty sure you made this for me once, and I remember it was DELICIOUS!!! Oh I think I might need to go to the grocery store now that I have the recipe myself. =)

Lindsey said...

Hey Paige... you're pregnant! So go for it and eat the whole trifle!