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Vanilla Wafer Trifle

Do you think I trifles much?  I’ll have to say I come by it naturally though. My grandpa Theron (grandma Betty’s husband) loved layered desserts.  He especially loved this dessert, but with bananas.


Strawberries are in season though, and during strawberry season it’s the law to use strawberries in anything possible.


The pudding layer for this trifle is a little different than other trifles I made in the past, and it is what really takes this trifle over the top.


Also, using vanilla wafers instead of angel food cake or pound cake it also an awesome idea.  You can use a giant trifle dish like I did or make individual sized ones in wine glasses or martini glasses.  (I left out the vanilla wafers in my individual sized one.  I made it for my Grandma Coco, who needs to eat gluten free.)

Vanilla Wafer Trifle
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Vanilla Wafer Trifle
Serves: 12
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1½ cups cold water
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 large container of cool whip
  • 1 box vanilla wafers
  1. In a medium bowl combine the water and sweetened condensed milk.  Stir in pudding mix until well mixed.  Chill for 10-15 minutes or until almost set.  While the pudding mixture is chilling, beat the heavy whipping cream to stiff peaks.  Fold pudding mixture into whipped cream.
  2. Line the bottom of a trifle dish with vanilla wafers, top with half of the pudding mixture, 1 cup of sliced strawberries, and about half of the cool whip.  Repeat.
  3. Garnish with the remaining sliced strawberries.
  4. Eat!


Pink Velvet Trifle

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Are you still on the look out for an easy but show stopper dessert?

Look no further!


This Pink Velvet Cake Trifle is so good and so easy!


Nothing says Valentine’s Day like chocolate, whipped cream, and pink cake!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I love you all!

Pink Velvet Trifle
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Pink Velvet Trifle
Serves: 12
  • 1 recipe prepared red velvet cake, cooked in a 9x13 pan
  • 1 big box instant chocolate pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Make the red velvet cake, but use pink food coloring instead of the red to make it a pink velvet cake. Cool completely and then cut into cubes.
  2. Make the pudding by mixing together the pudding mix and the milk.  Refrigerate until needed.
  3. Whip the cream, sugar, and vanilla together until stiff peaks form.
  4. Place half of the chunks of pink velvet cake in the trifle dish, top with half the pudding, and half the whipped cream.  Repeat.
  5. If desired, top with chocolate shavings. This trifle is best if eaten the same day it is made, but it will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.
  6. Eat!

My recipe for Red Velvet Cake can be found here.  Just use pink food coloring instead of red to achieve a pink cake.