Family Tested & Approved
crushed pineapple, large
mandarin orange slices, drained, large
container of cool whip, thawed
instant vanilla pudding mix, small
coconut flakes, toasted or not
Thoroughly drain pineapple. Leave juice in large mixing bowl, reserve pineapple.
To juice, add cake mix, eggs, and oil. Mix thoroughly for 2 minutes. Pour into 9" x 13" pan; bake at 350 degrees for 32 minutes. Cool thoroughly.
Add pudding mix, milk, and orange zest to reserved pineapple. Mix for 2 minutes. Fold in Cool Whip.
Cut cake into 1/2 - 3/4 inch cubes.
To assemble trifle, in a trifle bowl or clear glass bowl, scatter 1/3 of the cake pieces, then 1/3 of pudding mixture, 1/3 of oranges, and 1/3 of coconut. Repeat for a total of three layers.
Chill well before serving, preferably overnight. May add an extra dollop of Cool Whip for presentation when serving.
Last Updated: Fri, Jul 22, 2011