Strawberry Trifle Recipe

Are you wanting a strawberry trifle recipe, or one for a strawberry punch bowl cake? They're the same thing, and you can find a great recipe here!

Strawberry Trifle AKA Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake

An elegant crowd-pleaser!

This is a type of strawberry layer cake, but it's listed in the "no-bake" desserts since the actual cake part is angel food cake (which you can just buy pre-baked... so it is "no-bake" for you). Originally named a "strawberry trifle", it may be best known in the southern United States as the Southern strawberry cake called a "strawberry punch bowl cake" (since it's often made in a punch bowl rather than a trifle bowl). Here's how to make this strawberry-angel food cake-vanilla mousse treat:

Strawberry Trifle Dessert Recipe

  • 2 Cups (500 mL) Sliced Strawberries
  • 1 Nice-looking Strawberry (for Garnish)
  • 2 Cups (500 mL) Strawberry Glaze
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Canned or Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 2 Cups (500 mL) Whipped Cream
  • 8 Ounces (250 grams) Angel Food Cake

First, cut up the angel food cake into small cubes and set aside. Next, if you are using instant pudding, prepare the pudding (it will require 2 cups of milk). Mix the vanilla pudding and the whipped cream to make vanilla mousse. If you would like to make your own strawberry glaze, click here for the StrawberriesForStrawberryLovers.Com recipe (a new window will open).

Now, take the trifle bowl (or punch bowl, if you wish) and use half of the angel food cake to make a layer of cake in the bottom of the bowl. Place half of the strawberry slices as a layer on top of the angel food cake, and then pour half of the strawberry glaze on top of the strawberries. Next, spoon half of the vanilla mousse into the bowl to make the next layer.

Repeat this layering once more: the remainder of the angel food cake on top of the vanilla mousse in the bowl, then all of the sliced strawberries that haven't been used yet, then the second half of the glaze, and finally the last of the vanilla mousse. Place the nice-looking strawberry on the top and center of the trifle as a garnish. While layering the sliced strawberries, you can imitate the look of the trifle pictured on this page by standing up slices along the side of the bowl at the layers of the strawberry slices and glaze.

Using vanilla pudding is the traditional way to make this dish, but if you like chocolate, you owe it to yourself to try substituting chocolate pudding for the vanilla pudding in this recipe!

Chocolate Strawberry Trifle

Chocolate Strawberry Trifle

Another small variation of this strawberry trifle recipe known as "strawberries in the snow" is made by replacing the vanilla pudding in the recipe with cream cheese. Another variation is "strawberry pudding", a terrific dessert made by substituting 8 ounces (250 grams) of vanilla wafers for the angel food cake in the trifle recipe above.

These dishes are pretty simple to make, but very impressive to see... and really, really good to eat! Please don't forget that you found your recipe here at StrawberriesForStrawberryLovers.Com, Home of the World's Happiest Fruit!

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