Serve up a gorgeous Strawberries ‘n Cream Trifle at your next summer gathering and all the guests will be impressed! The layers of pound cake, pudding, whipped cream, and strawberry glaze are completely unbeatable!
I just got back from a two week vacation with my family. We had loads of fun hanging with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, but it is so nice to be home and back into a routine! The kids were staying up way too late and our nice, comfy beds were calling to us. 🙂
While I was away, my mom and I baked up a storm, so be ready for lots of delicious new desserts coming your way! When I’m at my parents I love to try new recipes and test them out on everyone at the house there. I come from a big family, so there are always lots of willing mouths to feed! 🙂
And I know I will get sincere opinions about the outcome of my newest concoctions, because my siblings have never lied to me, haha. Especially while growing up, if there was something about my outfit or the way I did my hair that they felt was amiss, they were quick to let me know, lol. But now I know I can count on them for the truth!
And speaking of honesty, I’m not fibbing when I say we made this trifle twice in the two weeks that I was in Utah. It’s just that yummy! The first time it was completely from scratch with homemade vanilla pudding, homemade strawberry glaze and homemade pound cake. It got devoured at my sister-in-law’s baby shower!
So, because that was so much work, we decided to try it again and use simpler options such as boxed pudding and boxed strawberry glaze mixes.
My siblings’ unanimous vote was for option number one where everything was homemade! It was exponentially more delicious! Trifles by nature typically require more effort than your run-of-the-mill dessert, so why not put in a little more time for an incredible reward for your taste buds?! The difference is notable!
That being said, I’m providing the recipes and instructions for both the “long” and “abbreviated” versions of the recipe. I’ll let you make the decision, but I beg you to make the completely homemade version. You’ll thank yourself. The shortcut option is still good, but the difference when ingredients are homemade is remarkable!
Strawberries ‘n Cream Trifle Quick Version
Pound Cake (can use store-bought) You’ll need enough for about 5-6 cups cubed
2 pkgs (4 3/4 oz. each) Danish Dessert Pudding Pie Filling Glaze (found in the pudding aisle)
2 c. heavy cream
4 heaping spoonfuls powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 pkgs (3.4 oz each) vanilla pudding and pie filling, prepared according to package directions
Instructions: Prepare the Danish Dessert according to package directions and allow it to cool. Prepare vanilla pudding according to package directions. Whip heavy cream with 4 heaping spoonfuls of powdered sugar and 2 tsp. vanilla extract.
In the bottom of a large trifle bowl, layer 1/3 of the pudding, followed by 1/3 of the pound cake cubes, then 1/3 of the strawberry glaze and 1/3 of the whipped cream. Repeat layers. Dish will be very full. You may not need to use all of the individual components. End by piping the remaining whipped cream around using a large star tip.
This is a perfect party dessert and is made to be shared with a crowd! You’re going to love it!