Strawberry Trifle ~

This is a recipe I copied from my mom and I think she got it from the L.A. Times years ago.

Strawberry Trifle

1(3-1/4 oz) pkg. Vanilla pudding mix (not instant)
1/4 cup rum
2 cups heavy cream
1 – 12 oz. bakery angle food cake
2 tablespoons brandy
1 Box fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons sugar

Prepare vanilla pudding mix. Cool slightly and stir in 2 tbsp. of the rum. Cover and chill until almost set. Whip 1 cup of the heavy cream until stiff and fold into chilled pudding mixture.

In a serving bowl of 2 qt. capacity gently tear about half of the cake into bite size pieces in an even layer. Stir together the brandy and remaining rum and sprinkle half over the cake then spoon in about half the pudding mixture. Tear remaining cake as before, arranging in an even layer over pudding, sprinkle with remaining brandy/rum mixture, then add whole berries reserving 6 for garnish. Carefully spoon in remaining pudding. Cover and chill.

Just before serving whip remaining cream with the sugar until stiff. Place in pastry bag with fluted tip and pipe cream onto pudding in attractive mounds, topping with reserved berries.

I’ve made this for a crowd in a punch bowl with more pudding mixture, more layers and more berries. You could throw in raspberries, too.


I’ve published this over at Mennonite Girls Can Cook, also. If you haven’t visited this blog yet you should click on over for all the delicious recipes there.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Strawberry Trifle ~

  1. How wonderful would this be for Easter? I am so grateful to you for posting this! I saw my trifle bowl the other day, and I thought I’d make a seven layer salad….no!!! This is it, the fresh, rum-kissed dessert that I wanted to make for my mom on Easter. I love the garnish with the raspberry cross.

  2. Yum! This looks like a light refreshing dessert. I really do need to go buy one of those trifle bowls.
    I hope your yearly goes well Ellen B.
    Don’t you just hate those things :0!?

  3. Oh before I even came here I knew I would be in trouble …this looks just YUMMY and wonderful girl…thanks so much for sharing this…hope you have a great weekend…hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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