Cherry Angel Food Trifle

"From Quick Cooking 2001 recipe Light and refreshing dessert. Very pretty in a trifle bowl. Leave time for trifle to chill for at least 4 hours before serving. Note: Not sure of the size of a normal envelope of dry whipped topping mix - just the standard size is needed. You can use a store bought angel food cake or make one at home."
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Ready In:
4hrs 15mins




  • In a mixing bowl, combine the 1 3/4 cups of milk and pudding mix. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • In another bowl, beat whipped topping mix, vanilla and the 1/2 cup remaining milk until stiff peaks form.
  • Cut cake into 1/2 inch cubes and place half in a 3 quart glass trifle bowl.
  • Sprinkle with 1 tbls cherry juice.
  • Top with half of the pie filling, half of the prepared pudding and 1/4 cup of the chocolate syrup.
  • Repeat layers.
  • Top with whipping topping and remaining syrup.
  • Sprinkle with coconut and almonds.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

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  1. Really, really outstanding dessert, even if I did make a couple of very, very small changes just to satisfy my own craving for cherries & chocolate! I made the cake (lots of time, what with the forums down right now!) then doubled the amount of cherries, chocolate (also used a homemade chocolate sauce) AND pudding, & we were thoroughly satisfied with the results! Not that I'd make it that way every time I make it again, but I was just in the mood for a cherry-&-chocolate overload, so . . . Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
  2. This was a very nice desert....I didn't realize we had to go and buy a cake, as it isn't stated in the ingredients, I'm such a dummy sometimes. I just made a cake at home and cut it into pieces. Made for Newest Zaar Tag.


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