Dreamy Pineapple-Orange Trifle

Happy Easter Everyone!  I made this Trifle as one of the many desserts I made for my family's Easter Luncheon.   This Pineapple-Orange Trifle is the perfect creamy and light dessert after a big heavy lunch.  The best part is it is very easy to make and fun too.  

You will need:

1 Box of Orange flavored cake mix (prepared per package instructions *see note)

1 20oz can of Crushed Pineapple

2 tubs of Cool Whip

1 package of vanilla pudding

2 cans of 16oz Mandarin Oranges

Note:  For this recipe, you will not need the Mandarin juice.  I suggest you use it as the liquid required in the cake mix to give your cake an added orange flavor.

Bake the cakes in 2 round cake pans if possible then cut each cake layer in half with a serrated knife.  If  you only have a rectangular pan, then cut the cake into slices so you can layer them in the trifle bowl.

In a separate bowl, mix the dry pudding mix and the can of crushed pineapple with the juice.

Gently fold in one tub of cool whip with the pineapple pudding mixture.

Then drain one can of mandarin oranges and  fold into the pudding pineapple mixture with cool whip.

In a trifle bowl or large glass bowl, layer the ingredients.  Start with a layer of cake.  Then top with a layer of the pineapple/pudding filling and repeat.  Finish with a layer of cake on top.

Finish off with the 2nd tub of cool whip on top and cover the entire trifle bowl.

Drain the 2nd can of Mandarin Oranges and decorate the top of the trifle in a pattern.  Allow the trifle to chill in the fridge for 6-8 hour or overnight. 

Serves a party.  Enjoy!


Star, 02/04/2021

You could make the cake and whipped cream from scratch...and plant an orange and pineapple tree, that is if you've got 5 years to kill!
OR you could just make this. Not only is it the easiest variation of this dessert I've made but also the best tasting! My go-to every Easter for the last few years. Thank you!

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