Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Strawberry Trifle


For as long as I can remember, my great aunt has been making this dessert and has brought it to countless church lunches. It was always such a hit that if you wanted any of it you would have to get a bowl of it when you went through the line for your other food. It went FAST!

As I was looking for a great dessert dish to for my Christmas party, I had my mom look up the recipe since she’s made it a few times herself. I just knew it would be a hit, and I couldn’t have been more right.

Now, I will say that after making it the first time, I corrected a few mistakes I made along the way, and it was exceptionally better on the second go around. Some of you who have eaten it have asked for the recipe, and some of you will by dying to make it once you see how easy and how terrific it looks.

Here’s what you’re going to need….


1 carton of strawberries, diced


16 oz. tub of Cool Whip


Large packet of Vanilla Jell-o Pudding Mix


Sara Lee Pound Cake

And these additional ingredients….

14 oz. can Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk

1 1/2 cups cold water


Cut up pound cake into small chunks.


Step Two:

Mix the water, sweetened condensed milk, and pudding mix together.

Chill in the refrigerator for NO MORE, NO LESS than 5 minutes.

Step Three:

Fold in whipping cream to mixture made in step two.

Step Four:

Strawberry Trifle Collage

Step Five:

Add diced strawberries on top for garnish.


Step Six:

Refrigerate for at least two hours….the longer, the better.

I hope you all enjoy this terrific dessert. I guess it’s a little late for the beloved Valentine’s Day, but it is definitely worth sticking back in a file for next year.

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Hope you all are doing great on this 2nd day of the work week!


  1. I would like to know how many this recipe feeds

    1. It usually feeds a fairly large group. It just depends on your serving sizes. My bunch loads it in a bowl and calls it one serving. They love it and get it while it lasts! I would say if they are having large servings that it would feed 10-12 people.

  2. Do you need to use sugar free fat free vanilla pudding?

  3. My step two mixture was very runny. What did I do wrong?

  4. Hello, your recipe, as set up, is not conducive to printing without using so much colored ink. Most recipes are displayed with the picture/pictures first and then the printing of the recipe with needed ingredients and instructions. Just an FYI. I am making your Strawberry Trifle for the 4th of July.

  5. Hello all...has anyone tried this with lemon pudding? I think flavor would be yummy but would like thought.

    Thank you.

  6. Can I make this a day ahead