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Sunday, April 8, 2012

mangia mondays 57: spring trifle

hello friends!
welcome to another edition of
a blog hop i co-host each week with
lisa from shine your light.

this week, i'm sharing the easiest-peasiest spring dessert ever:
spring trifle

1 box vanilla cake mix
zest of 1 orange
juice of 1 orange + enough water to make 1 C of liquid
1/2 C vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 box instant banana pudding
2 C milk
lots of strawberries (or whatever berries/fruits you choose)
whipped cream or whipped topping, whichever you feel like using

1. combine cake mix, zest, juice + water, vegetable oil & eggs. bake as directed on box. let cool completely. crumble in a bowl; set aside.

2. beat together pudding mix & milk for 2 minutes, or until thick. set aside.

3. slice strawberries (or other fruit) & set aside.

4. start layering your ingredients in serving containers (like mason jars! :) cute!!) or a trifle bowl. start with a cake layer, then pudding, fruit, & top with whipped cream. repeat. garish with extra fruit (& maybe some mint leaves or basil!!)

i love baking, don't get me wrong,
but sometimes i just need a quick, easy, light & pretty
dessert that's fool-proof.
know what i mean?
i especially love doing individual servings in mason jars - 
how perfect would these be for a picnic or
outdoor party?

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until next time,
dowlings out!


  1. Happy Monday Kristin! I love putting desserts in jars. It's so fun!

    I'm sharing a Vegan Cauliflower Steak Sandwich with Chimichurri Sauce, some Sticky Asian Beef Ribs, and a video on How To Turn Anything In Your Fridge Into An Amazing Meal.

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Oh that looks GOOD! Thanks for sharing and hosting!