Trifles are my love language. And thankfully for my marriage they are my husband’s too :) So last week while Sprout was taking his morning nap, Chickadee and I got to work, baking our way right into III’s heart and his stomach! We started with a box of Pillsbury cake mix and Pillsbury icing and mixed up normal baking memory to create something extraordinary!
Let me put your mind at rest and tell you that yes, this trifle is as good as it looks. And like most trifles it is super simple to put together and easy on the wallet for such a fabulous dessert, making it the perfect baking recipe for a busy family. Trifles are also great desserts to make ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator until everyone is ready to dive in. They actually get better over time as all the layers continue to morph together. Perfection.
I love grabbing the basics when I am at Walmart, so last time I was browsing their baking aisle I picked up a box of Pillsbury Strawberry Cake Mix and Pillsbury Vanilla Icing along with a few other cake and icing flavors. Love having them to grab from the pantry whenever I have a hankering to bake. With their cake mix, Pillsbury has done so much of the trifle work for you!
So, let’s dig in to the delicious details.
- 4 cups of fresh strawberries (sliced)
- 1 tbsp. of sugar
- 1 box of Pillsbury Strawberry Cake Mix
- 1/2 cup Pillsbury Vanilla Icing
- 16 oz of Whipped Cream
- Trifle Bowl
- 1. Bake Pillsbury Strawberry Cake mix according to package instructions. Set aside to cool.
- 2. Slice one cup of strawberries, top with 1 tbsp. of sugar and mash. Refrigerate while cake is cooking.
- 3. Slice remaining strawberries.
- 4. For the whipped cream you can buy it already whipped or whip your own. To sweeten I added 1/2 a cup of Pillsbury Vanilla Icing to my whipped cream and beat until well combined. Remove half of the whipped cream and combine with your sugared strawberries. I used a food processor to create this strawberry cream.
- 5. Now it's time to layer! In a trifle bowl, crumble 1 pan of your Pillsbury cake in the bottom. Next add whip cream mixture, follow with sliced strawberries, and then strawberry cream. Repeat with cake, strawberries and top with remaining whipped cream and strawberries.
- 6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Pure awesomeness if you ask me! Plus baking with family is always a hit in our house. This trifle would also look really cute layered in individual mason jars. Now sit back and enjoy a little taste of Spring (which I hope is right around the corner!).
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