Tropical Trifle

Tropical Trifle

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Mary Ann Davis

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@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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Tropical Trifle

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.

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About Tropical Trifle

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



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