How did it get hot so quickly? The temperature barely crept above 50 degrees most of last week and now, BAM!, it’s almost 90! Craziness I tell you. I was hoping for the cool Spring weather to last just a wee bit longer, but ohs well; no use complaining. I will, however, wax poetic about my latest kitchen creation. Let me start by saying I like to cook, just not desserts. You would think that with my insatiable sweet tooth I’d be a whiz in this department, but alas I am not. So when Easter rolled around and my MIL started planning her big day menu, I offered to make the dessert. Why would I do that when I know I’m not good at this meal category? I blame it on the heat induced delirium.
Now that I had committed myself, I had to figure out what exactly I was going to make. Whatever it was, it had to be light and refreshing since it was the second act to a huge meal. Amidst my pondering inspiration struck: a trifle! I’ve never actually made a trifle before and I didn’t own a trifle bowl, but I wasn’t going to let those minor details stop me.
My first maneuver was to swing by Target to pick-up a trifle bowl. Check. Next step was to find a good and easy trifle recipe. Check (thanks to allrecipes.com). Then I had to buy my ingredients. It calls for strawberries, blueberries, cool whip, vanilla pudding mix/milk, and pound cake. Me being me, I modified this list a bit and ended up replacing the cool whip with real whip cream (homemade of course!) and angel food cake instead of pound cake.
To make the trifle, you start by cutting your cake in half and cutting the half into squares. Place these in your (clean) trifle bowl. Then mix your pudding mix with 2 cups cold milk (I used 2%) with a whisk. Pour ½ of this mixture over the cut up cake in your bowl. Layer on sliced strawberries and blueberries.
Cut up the other half of your cake and repeat the first couple of steps (pour remaining pudding, layer fruits). Then top with your whipped cream. Garnish with remaining blueberries and strawberries and chill for at least 1 hour. And that’s it!
Super easy and it tastes great. I’ll definitely be doing this dessert again!