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Grandma Doris's English Trifle

We had this at Easter at Grandma Doris' house -- the girls enjoyed it so much, they begged to make it for Grandpa Bob for his 60th birthday!

  • baked white cake
  • 3 cups      milk
  • 6 serving  vanilla pudding mix (cooked variety)
    OR:  omit these two ingredients and make a 6 serving instant pudding
  • 1 cup        whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp      vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp      sugar
    OR:  omit these three ingredients and make a package of dream whip
  • 1 pint         strawberries
  • 6 to 8         kiwis.
  • Optional:  1 cup fruit juice

Bake cake according to package directions (this can be done the day before) - we baked in a 9 x 13 pan, but you can use round pans if that's all you have.  Slice into 1 inch (ish) chunks.

Optional:  Pour 1 cup fruit juice over the cake and let it soak in.

Make pudding according to the package directions...  This is where the 3 cups of milk are used

Combine the whipping cream, vanilla and sugar in a clean bowl and beat until it forms stiff peaks.

Clean and slice strawberries and kiwis.

In a serving bowl, layer cake, pudding, fruit.  Repeat until bowl is almost full.  This is a great step for the kids to do.

Cover with whipped cream.

Garnish with fruit.

Makes 8 servings


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