Tropical Trifle

Tropical Trifle Recipe

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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

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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

  • 1Thoroughly drain pineapple. Leave juice in large mixing bowl, reserve pineapple.
  • 2To 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.
  • 3Add pudding mix, milk, and orange zest to reserved pineapple. Mix for 2 minutes. Fold in Cool Whip.
  • 4Cut cake into 1/2 - 3/4 inch cubes.
  • 5To 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.
  • 6Chill 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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