Tropical Trifle Recipe @pinch

Fresh and fruity, this tropical trifle is perfect for summer. There are so many lovely layers of fruity flavor. The orange cake isn't too sweet and pairs well with the pudding and fruit mixture. Sprinkling coconut over each layer adds to the tropical flavor. We loved the bursts of flavor from the fresh mandarin oranges added to the trifle. This cool, wonderful summer trifle will look beautiful on any dessert table. 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.

tropical trifle
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Fruit Desserts Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 box(es) orange cake mix
  • 1 can(s) crushed pineapple
  • large (20 oz)
  • 1 can(s) mandarin orange slices
  • drained (29 oz)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup(s) vegetable oil
  • 1 package(s) Cool Whip
  • thawed (8 oz)
  • 1 - orange
  • zested
  • 1 box(es) instant vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz)
  • 2 cup(s) milk
  • 7-8 ounce(s) coconut flakes
  • toasted or not
Intructions :
  • Thoroughly drain pineapple. Leave the juice in a large mixing bowl, reserve pineapple.
  • To juice
  • add cake mix
  • eggs
  • and oil. Mix thoroughly for 2 minutes. Pour into a 9 x 13 pan, bake at 350 degrees for 32 minutes. Cool thoroughly.
  • Add pudding mix
  • milk
  • and orange zest to reserved pineapple. Mix for 2 minutes. Fold in Cool Whip.
  • Cut cake into 1/2 - 3/4 inch cubes.
  • To assemble the trifle
  • in a trifle bowl or clear glass bowl scatter 1/3 of the cake pieces.
  • Then 1/3 of the pudding mixture.
  • Then add 1/3 of oranges and 1/3 of coconut. Repeat for a total of three layers.
  • Chill well before serving (preferably overnight). May add an extra dollop of Cool Whip for presentation when serving.

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