Jun 13, 2011

Chocolate and Fruit Trifle

My dear Grandfather gave me a Trifle bowl and I have never made a trifle before, so I went searching for a recipe. And, most trifle is made with Angle Food Cake but... Chocolate is SOOOOOO much better!!! ;)

1 (18.25 oz) package Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup cold water
1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 cups whipping cream, whipped
(We used CoolWhip)
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
2 cups fresh raspberries
2 kiwifruit, peeled and chopped

1. Prepare cake batter according to package directions; pour into a greased 15-in x 10-in x 1-in baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack. (or the night before)
2. Crumble enough cake to measure 8 cups; set aside. (Save remaining cake for another use.)
3. In a mixing bowl, combine milk and water until smooth. Add pudding mix; beat on low speed for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Fold in the whipped cream.
4. To assemble, spread 2-1/2 cups pudding mixture in a 4-qt. glass bowl. Top with half of the crumbled cake; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon orange juice. Arrange half of the berries and kiwi over cake. Repeat pudding and cake layers; sprinkle with remaining orange juice. Top with remaining pudding mixture. Spoon remaining fruit around edge of bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

I'm a little artsy so each layer was designed differently. I understand now why it calls for chopped. I would chop them in the future and design just the top, but it was a blast to make. 

Sorry there was a lack on accurate picture taking, but it was far too fun to focus on taking pictures. Marvin took most of the pictures. But that's the point. To have fun doing what you love!!!

And to prove it...
There you go!!!
Enjoy!!! :)

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