Thursday, December 23, 2010

Chocolate and Fruit Trifle

We had a family party for the Pyne's tonight and I wanted to make something festive and fun. I saw this recipe and wanted to try it and it was a hit! I am so glad it turned out so yummy! I will have to find another recipe for a trifle. I love my new trifle bowl; isn't it pretty?

1 package devil's food cake mix

1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk

1 cup cold water

1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix

2 cups whipping cream, whipped

2 T orange juice

2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped

2 cups fresh raspberries

2 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped

Prepare cake batter according to package directions; pour into a greased 15 x 10 x 1 baking pan. Bake at 350 F until done. (20-30 minutes). Cool completely on a wire rack. Crumble enough cake to measure 8 cups; set aside (will be cake leftover.) 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. 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. Yield: 12-16 servings. Recipe from Quick Cooking magazine NOV/DEC 2000 issu