Fantastic Strawberry-Banana Trifle

"This is one of the best trifles, angel food cake, fruit, and then a delicious light whipped fluff in between the layers, this is SO DELICIOUS!!!! This can be completely prepared well in advance and refrigerated until serving which makes this the perfect dessert to serve to guests. You can change the fruit to whatever you like and use whatever flavor pudding mix you like, you could use a chocolate angel food cake instead of the white. Make certain to soak the banana slices in the pineapple juice for about 5-8 minutes so they will not turn brown. This can really be layered anyway you desire, you will get rave reviews when you serve this to family or friends!"
 
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Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
10-12
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ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) container cool whip frozen whipped topping, thawed (or use whipped cream)
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (9 inch) angel food cake
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package cream cheese flavor instant pudding mix (or use vanilla pudding mix)
  • 3 large kiwi fruits, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 3 -4 bananas, sliced
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans crushed pineapple (drained, can use one can, I use two!)
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directions

  • Prepare a large clear glass trifle bowl or a large glass serving bowl.
  • Drain the pineapple then soak the banana slices in the juice for 5-8 minutes before using for the trifle.
  • In a bowl fold the sour cream with the unprepared cream cheese pudding mix and Cool Whip topping until well combined.
  • Using a serrated knife slice the cake into thirds horizontally.
  • Line the large trifle dish with strawberry and kiwi slices (save some strawberry slices to decorate the top of the trifle).
  • Place one layer of the cake into the bottom if the trifle dish, then top with 1/3 of the banana slices and then spoon and spread 1/3 of the crushed pineapple, then 1/3 of the Cool Whip topping mixture.
  • Repeat with the second cake slice, bananas, pineapple then Cool Whip topping.
  • Repeat one more time ending with the Cool Whip mixture on top.
  • Top with the reserved strawberry slices in decorative fashion.
  • Refrigerate until serving.

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Reviews

  1. debbiekg
    I took this to a potluck dinner for 14 people. I got compliments all evening on it. It was the perfect end to a great meal. I used pound cake instead of angel food cake. And I used cheese cake flavored pudding mix. I added the crushed pineapple to the whipped mixture. I will definitely make this again.
     
  2. greyghost
    This is excellent - got rave reviews from everyone!!! I decided to tear up the angel food cake in large chunks and I used cheese cake flavored pudding mix. Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe!!!
     
  3. QueenJellyBean
    I didn't line the bowl with the strawberries and kiwi - I chopped them both in decent sized chunks and made them a layer....I used pound cake instead of angel food as I prefer how much more "stable" it is in a trifle. So I layered cake, banana and pineapple, then whipped mixture then strawberry kiwi mixture then repeated it again. This is so good and all the fruit is a real treat! Served it for 16 dinner guests and they all raved about it!
     
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  1. debbiekg
    I took this to a potluck dinner for 14 people. I got compliments all evening on it. It was the perfect end to a great meal. I used pound cake instead of angel food cake. And I used cheese cake flavored pudding mix. I added the crushed pineapple to the whipped mixture. I will definitely make this again.
     
  2. QueenJellyBean
    I didn't line the bowl with the strawberries and kiwi - I chopped them both in decent sized chunks and made them a layer....I used pound cake instead of angel food as I prefer how much more "stable" it is in a trifle. So I layered cake, banana and pineapple, then whipped mixture then strawberry kiwi mixture then repeated it again. This is so good and all the fruit is a real treat! Served it for 16 dinner guests and they all raved about it!
     

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