Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Recipe: Strawberry Trifle

In Monday's post, I mentioned a trifle that was made for Avia's first birthday party. I got the ingredients to make it, and my baking-whiz of a sister, Leslie, helped me assemble it. It is extremely simple, and a pretty addition to a sweets or dessert table any time of year!

This recipe is adapted from this one found on Taste of Home.

Picture from original recipe - you can see the few I took of the one we made on Monday's post


  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 16 oz. whipped cream (separate 2 cups)
  • 1 bakery angel food cake, cubed
  • 2 large containers fresh strawberries (greens off and cut in half length-wise)
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tsp. grated orange peel


  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the milk, sour cream, pudding mix, and orange peel on low until thickened. Fold in 2 cups of the whipped cream.
  • In a 3 qt. glass trifle dish, place half of the angel food cake cubes. Place 1/3 of the strawberries around the sides of the glass dish and over the cake. Add half of the pudding mixture over the cake and strawberries. Repeat with a layer of cake cubes, strawberries around the edges and over top the cake, and the remaining pudding mixture. 
  • Add the remainder of the whipped cream on top of the final pudding layer, and top with the remaining strawberries. 
  • Voila! 

Also, a very happy first birthday to our sweet and precious niece, Avia! We love you so very much, and can't believe it's been a whole year since you came into our lives. We can't wait to watch you continue to grow and learn :)  December 17th has never been so fun!

Do you have any other simple and pretty dishes to share? I'd love to see them!

Until next time - - 


  1. That trifle looks fabulous, and I love that picture!!!!

    1. Thank you! It was delish. And the gal is a doll :) Such a good baby!