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Summertime Minted Trifle

Russ Myers


A light, refreshing trifle made with orange-flavored cake, mint custard, strawberry puree and summertime fruits.
Recipe / Photo Adapted from Land o Lakes


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eggs, separated
3/4 c
1 tsp
freshly grated orange zest
1/2 tsp
3/4 c
all-purpose flour
1/4 c
butter, melted, cooled


2.9 oz
package custard mix*
2 Tbsp
white crème de menthe**
1 tsp
freshly grated orange zest
1/2 tsp


2 c
strawberries, hulled
1/3 c
strawberries, hulled


2 c
strawberries, hulled, halved
nectarine or peach, thinly sliced
mint leaves

How to Make Summertime Minted Trifle


  • 1Heat oven to 350°F. Beat 4 egg whites in small bowl at high speed, scraping bowl often, until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • 2Beat 4 egg yolks, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon orange zest and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with wire whisk until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually add butter alternately with flour, mixing well after each addition. Gently stir in egg whites
  • 3Pour batter into greased and floured 9-inch round cake pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until cake begins to pull away from sides of pan. Let stand 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.
  • 4Meanwhile, prepare custard mix according to package directions. Remove from heat. Stir in crème de menthe, 1 teaspoon orange zest and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Cover; refrigerate until thickened (about 1 1/2 hours).
  • 5Meanwhile, place 1 pint strawberries in 5-cup blender container. Cover; blend on high speed until pureed. Continue blending, gradually adding powdered sugar, until dissolved (1 to 2 minutes). Refrigerate about 1 hour
  • 6Tear cake into bite-sized pieces. Place 1/2 of pieces in glass serving bowl. Pour about 1/2 strawberry puree over cake; top with 1/2 custard and 1/2 halved strawberries. Repeat with remaining cake pieces, strawberry puree and custard. Garnish with remaining strawberries, sliced nectarine and mint leaves.
  • 7*Substitute 1 (3-ounce) package vanilla cook and serve pudding mix.

    **Substitute 1/2 teaspoon mint extract.
  • 8TIP:
    Cake, custard and strawberry puree can be prepared the day before. Assemble trifle just before serving.

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About Summertime Minted Trifle

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts, Puddings
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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