This recipe is totally delicious with a slight spin from an inspirational recipe I discovered from Taste of Home. I was intrigued to make something different for a birthday dinner party without having a traditional cake while incorporating a healthy side, fruit! I figured that everyone likes strawberries and with this trifle recipe it called for Angel Food Cake, so in some ways there is still cake for the birthday dessert right?! This dessert also caught my eye because it would be a light and satisfying piece to balance out all the food after consuming the main course and appetizers.
Low and behold, this trifle was a win!! Everyone enjoyed the dessert and some had seconds while others also dropped an extra dollop of Lemon Pudding to their serving of this Strawberry Lemon Trifle to add the tart twist to their mix.
Here is the recipe and believe me, anyone can make this happen. I must say that the most time consuming part of this recipe was the making of the pudding. Once the pudding was completed by following the instructions on the back of the Lemon flavored Jell-O Pudding box, you could then proceed with the mixing of the remaining ingredients in the stand mixer or bowl.
This recipe serves 8-10 people. I doubled the recipe and it filled my entire trifle bowl. We barely had any left! In addition to this recipe, this recipe did not need any additional time to have each layer set before adding the other layers to complete the process. Therefore, this recipe is quick because of mixing all the ingredients at once and building your awesome trifle and you are done!! Enjoy and tell me what you think! What trifle desserts have been a success for you?
Yields approximately: 8-10 servings
* 1 cup (8 ounces) cold milk
* 1 cup sour cream
* 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant Jell-O Lemon pudding mix (I used the larger box: 5.1 ounces when doubling this recipe).
* 1 teaspoon grated orange peel (grate more to your liking, the more you add the more hint of orange you will taste in the recipe).
* 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
* 8 cups cubed angel food cake (place as much or as little angel food cake in your trifle. I picked up two containers of angel food cake from my grocery store’s bakery section).
4 cups sliced fresh strawberries (Add more or less strawberries as you wish. I personally did not calculate the amount of strawberries I used. I cut the strawberries in halves and built my trifle until the dish was completed. Adding more or less fruit is to one’s preference).
In a large bowl or KitchenAid Stand Mixer mix all of the ingredients together (milk, sour cream, completed lemon flavored pudding mix and orange peel) on low speed until thickened. Fold in the heavy whipping cream. We did not pre-whip the heavy whipping cream. We added all the ingredients and the KitchenAid Mixer did all the whippin! It still turned out yummy!!
Place half of the cake pieces into the center of the glass bowl. All pieces can be randomly broken up. Arrange the strawberries on the outer perimeter of the angel food cake; around the side of the bowl and on top of the angel food cake. Add half the cream mixture. Repeat layers accordingly and decorate your last outer top layer with some fruit. Serve chilled and refrigerate for roughly 2 hours before serving.