Monday, April 21, 2014

Dreamy Pineapple-Orange Trifle

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Hope every one had a Happy Easter!  I made this Trifle as one of the many desserts I made for my family's Easter Luncheon.   This Pineapple-Orange Trifle is the perfect creamy and light dessert after a big heavy lunch.  It's not just for Easter... it's perfect for all the upcoming spring and summer events you are having too. The best part is it is very easy to make and fun.


Recipe remake for new photos. :) 



Ingredients:
1 Box of Orange flavored cake mix (prepared per package instructions *see note)
1 20oz can of Crushed Pineapple
2 tubs of Cool Whip
1 package of vanilla pudding
2 cans of 16oz Mandarin Oranges

Note:  For this recipe, reserve 1 cup of the  Mandarin juice to use as the liquid required in the cake mix to give your cake an added orange flavor.  The rest of the mandarin juice can go into the pudding mix with the pineapple juice.


Directions:
Bake the cakes in 2 round cake pans if possible then cut each cake layer in half with a serrated knife.  If  you only have a rectangular pan, then cut the cake into slices so you can layer them in the trifle bowl.





In a separate bowl, mix the dry pudding mix and the can of crushed pineapple with the juice and the extra juice left from the mandarin oranges.


Gently fold in one tub of cool whip with the pineapple pudding mixture. Then  reserved mandarin oranges and  fold into the pudding pineapple mixture with cool whip.

In a trifle bowl or large glass bowl, layer the ingredients.  Start with a layer of cake.  Then top with a layer of the pineapple/pudding filling and repeat.  Finish with a layer of cake on top.
Finish off with the 2nd tub of cool whip on top and cover the entire trifle bowl.

Drain the 2nd can of Mandarin Oranges and decorate the top of the trifle in a pattern.  Allow the trifle to chill in the fridge for 6-8 hour or overnight.  Serves a party.  Enjoy!


Note: You can also make several mini trifles. 



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25 comments:

  1. That trifle sounds so good. It must be so nice and cool and refreshing. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your trifle up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-14_22.html

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  2. Wow! That looks tasty. I haven't made or eaten Trifle in forever.

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  3. Lisa, I joined your sweet treat linky party. What a great idea. Thanks for thinking of me. : )

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  4. Sharalee, my husband loves trifles so I do make a lot of them. Hope you try it out. : )

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  5. Hi! ramona i visit ur space through foodbuzz. u have lovely space and nice recipe. ur trifle is looking pretty. i make this type but just use oranges but ur one is looking just mouthwatering.

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  6. Thanks Daksha. Thank you for visiting my site. We will be enjoying this trifle for Easter today. Hope you have a wonderful day too. : )

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  7. beautiful! just a perfect pair of ingredients - pineapple and orange - for spring!

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  8. Thank you "Our Eyes Eat First". I can't wait to dig into it. : )

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  9. Wow! This looks incredible! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Hi Tiffany, unfortunately, I will only see this trifle in my dreams now because it's all gone. My family gobbled it all up. Well, I take that as a compliment. : ) Thanks for dropping by my site. Hope you try the recipe. : )

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  11. Thank you "thefrugalfambe" for visiting my site. Everyone enjoyed the trifle at my Easter Lunch. My sister said it tasted like a "orangesicle" ice cream. Yum. : )

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  12. Torviewtoronto- Thank you. Yes, my family enjoyed it very much. : )

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  13. Yum... That looks so good and such a great treat for summer! Great job!

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  14. Thank you Kimberly. My family really enjoyed it. I enjoyed that it was so easy to make. : ) Thanks for visiting my blog. : )

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  15. Wonderful mix of flavors and a beautiful dessert. :)

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  16. Thank you Briarrose. It was requested to be made for the next summertime party. Lucky for me it is super easy.

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  17. Trifles are just such happy desserts. They are definitely one of my favorites. I've never seen this combination before but, I'm hooked and can't wait to give it a go. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  18. Trifle looks so pretty... I really wish I could taste this.

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  19. I hope you had a great holiday, the trifle looks so good, love mandarin orange :)

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  20. What a pretty trifle, Ramona! And a very Happy Belated Easter to you too. :D

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  21. This trifle is stunning, delicious colour and so fragrant I bet :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  22. I love trifles that allow so much room for your imagination to roam. This one is so pretty! It's been ages since I've had Mandarin Oranges. They're way healthier than the coconut cake I've been eating.

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