Wednesday, August 22, 2012


This dessert is simple, easy and doesn't need a lot to time to put together. I have made this several times during gatherings and it has been a hit every single time. Pound cake or yellow cake can be used for this recipe which can be baked at home or purchased from the store. Most of the time, I bake cake for trifles with store bought cake mix. To save time, store bought ready to eat jello as well as vanilla pudding can be substituted for this recipe. I used cherry flavored jello since we have a cherry fanatic in the house- cherry pies, cherry pop tarts, cherry ice cream, cherry flavored candy...and the cherry list goes on!


1 box of yellow cake mix
1- 1.85oz vanilla instant pudding mix
1- 1.4oz boxed jello
1 1/2 cup milk, cold
1 tsp ground cinnamon powder
1- 15oz can mandarin oranges,drained
4-5 strawberries, sliced
2-3 tbsp cool whip,thawed

How it's made:

Follow instruction on box for yellow cake & jello. Cut cake into cubes or strips. Cut jello into cubes. Mix in vanilla instant pudding with milk and cinnamon. Stir well to avoid lumps. Once smooth add in cool whip. Whisk well and set aside.
In a glass bowl, place a layer of cake slices. Cover cake with pudding. I like to spread a thin glue like layer to keep the dessert light. Layer jello cubes, mandarin oranges and strawberry slices. Continue layering to finish the top layer with pudding.

Top with jello cubes and oranges. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

Serves: 8

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