Banana Pudding Trifle Recipe
So trifles have been quite the hit around here lately, both on Pinterest and at get togethers with friends. I shared this Carrot Cake Trifle a few weeks ago and the Peanut Butter Fudge one is always a hit! And I have to mention the OREO Brownie trifle if you are a huge chocolate fan :)
So, today, I am keeping the trifle dessert trend going. However, I almost didn’t.
This is how it went. III decided to stop by the store on his way home from The Home Depot and asked what I needed.
**Sidebar…have I mentioned we moved the last weekend in March and life has been crazy, because we have also hit the 34 week mark with Sprout…so new house and new baby in a month! Plus a sweet 17 month old who is having a little sleep trouble lately :/ Hope that explains my MIAness.
Back to my story: we were headed to some friends house for Easter, and I had offered to bring dessert. I asked III what he thought I should bring and he said cookies. I wasn’t feeling it, then he mentioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Delicious, but I wasn’t quite up for the task. I suggested banana pudding and he asked why I even asked if I already knew what I wanted to make….sound familiar? Luckily, he is a big fan so it all worked out in the end! In hopes to “fancy up” the banana pudding I presented it trifle style.
There is a sneak peak of the new house in the background (except the countertops and backsplash are about to undergo a change!). Also have a new table and chair project to share with you!
On to the recipe!
- 1 loaf of pound cake (box or homemade)
- 2-3 bananas
- 2 3.4oz boxes of instant banana creme JELLO pudding (4 cups of milk)
- 16oz of cool whip
- about 30 Nilla Wafers
- Prepare pound cake according to instructions.
- While the pound cake is cooking, follow the pudding directions and mix the banana creme pudding. Set aside to chill in the fridge.
- After the pound cake has cooled and pudding has set, it's time to layer the trifle.
- Crumble part of the pound cake to fill the bottom of the trifle bowl.
- Next, pour in half the pudding mixture.
- Slice on banana an slide around the edge of the pudding. Throw any extra on top of the pudding layer.
- The next layer is half of the cool whip. Then crushed Nilla Wafers.
- Repeat the pound cake and pudding layers.
- Next, add the Nilla Wafers around the edge and fill in with the other half of the Cool Whip.
- Top with a few crushed wafers & refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
I really loved this dessert. It was delicious, but not too sweet! If you want to make it a little more “homemade” you can whip your own cream & bake the pound cake from scratch!