Tropical Trifle Recipe

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Tropical Trifle

Mary Ann Davis

By
@MADmom007

Trifles have become one of my favorite desserts because there can be such a variety of ingredients. I came up with this to serve during the hot dog days of summer here in Florida. It's light, cool, and refreshing. My family loves it.


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 box
orange cake mix
1 can(s)
crushed pineapple, large
1 can(s)
mandarin orange slices, drained, large
3 large
eggs
1/3 c
vegetable oil
1 small
container of cool whip, thawed
1
orange, zest of
1 box
instant vanilla pudding mix, small
2 c
milk
7-8 oz
coconut flakes, toasted or not

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Thoroughly drain pineapple. Leave juice in large mixing bowl, reserve pineapple.
2
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.
3
Add pudding mix, milk, and orange zest to reserved pineapple. Mix for 2 minutes. Fold in Cool Whip.
4
Cut cake into 1/2 - 3/4 inch cubes.
5
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.
6
Chill well before serving, preferably overnight. May add an extra dollop of Cool Whip for presentation when serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts, Puddings
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids