Monday, January 7, 2008


If you have a trifle dish, this is really fun and attractive, but a clear bowl will work as well - make sure it's deep. For this particular trifle I used white cake mix, white chocolate pudding, and fresh strawberries, blueberries & raspberries.

1 cake mix - flavor of choice
1 large pudding mix - flavor of choice
1-2 tsp almond extract (optional)
3-4 cups mixed berries of choice - fresh is best but canned or well-drained frozen will work
16 oz carton whipping cream or Cool Whip
1 T powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

If using fresh fruit: clean, prepare and cut berries as needed. Add a sprinkling of sugar and allow fruit to macerate in refrigerator until you are ready to assemble the cake.

Mix cake according to instructions. Bake on a large cookie sheet. Cool completely.

Mix pudding according to instructions. Add 1-2 tsp of almond extract, if desired.

For whipping cream: whip with mixer until soft peak stage. Add about 1 T powdered sugar (to taste) and 1 tsp vanilla. Continue whipping until it has reached whipped cream stage - be careful not to turn it into butter.

Once everything is prepared, you are ready to assemble.

First layer: cake about 1 1/2 inches high.
Second layer: fruit - just to cover cake and so you can see the fruit layer.
Third layer: pudding - same as fruit.
Fourth layer: whipped cream - same as fruit and pudding.
Repeat once.
Top final layer of whipped cream with some fruit if desired.

For me, it's all about presentation so I base how thick the layers on how it looks through the dish. This is a delicious dessert and can be changed up based on what you like. You can also use jam instead of fruit. It's up to you! Just have fun with it!


Janette said...

I'm totally going to make this and I have a serious rule against fruit in dessert ... that's how good it looks!