Strawberry & Angel Cake Pudding Trifle

Sherin thomas
by Sherin thomas
12 servings
25 min

Do you love trifles? I LOVEE them! The combination of cake with cream and fruits is heavenly. I remember the first time I had a trifle was years ago when a family friend made it for a party at their place. I was utterly blown away by how delicious it was. Ever since then, I have found myself making trifles a lot.

One good thing about trifles is that they can be made with various fruits such as berries, bananas, and stone fruits like Peaches, Plums, etc. Also, trifles are a perfect spring/summer dessert! With the wide availability of fruits, it makes it a great choice.

Whats special about this Trifle?

This trifle here has a twist. A pudding and cream mix you’ll love. For the cake, Angel food cake or Chiffon cake, anything that soaks in the cream well. I have stewed the strawberries slightly to blend well with the cake and cream mix when chilled.

Steps to make ::

  • Make the pudding cream mix: To make the cream, combine pudding mix with chilled milk and set aside. Whipe up heavy cream, fold the pudding mix into the whipped heavy cream and leave to set.
  • Stew the Strawberries: In a saucepa, combine strawberries,sugar,water,cornstarch and cook on low flame till reduced and thickened.Leave to cool
  • Layer the trifle: In a trifle dish, start by layering the pudding cream mix followed by crumbled cake peices . More cream and then a layer of the stewed strawberries. Repeat the layers until pudding cream mix is the top layer. Chill for 4 hours and serve .

Why are we steweing the strawberries?

When the strawberries are stewed, they are juicier and softer in texture. They also help soak those crumbled cake pieces and the pudding cream mix for a delicious bite. Some recipes call for strawberry jam or preserves. I like this version better since you can control the sweetness of the stewed strawberries, and they go well with the rest of the ingredients!

Ingredients to make this :

  • Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • Chilled Milk
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Angel Food Cake : store bought or home made
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Cornstarch
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Lemon Juice

This is also a perfect make-ahead dessert for parties. That way, there is no rush when your guests come home. Dessert is ready!

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Strawberry & Angel Cake Pudding Trifle
Recipe details
  • 12  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 1 lb Fresh strawberries , rinsed and sliced
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch Slurry
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Angel Food Cake
  • 1 3.4oz Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 2 cup Chilled Milk
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Fresh strawberries to garnish

Put together sliced strawberries, sugar ,water, and vanilla extract in a saucepan on medium to low heat . Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat and add the lemon juice and cornstarch slurry. Keep cooking until it reaches a semi-thick consistency. Then, turn off the flame and set it aside to cool completely.
To make the pudding cream mix, combine chilled milk and the vanilla pudding mix. Using a whisk, combine well till it starts to thicken. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, using a whisk attachment , beat the heavy whipping cream along with vanilla extract until it reaches stiff peaks. Fold it with the prepared pudding mix and refrigerate until ready to use.
Crumble the cake pieces or slice the cake into equal parts. Start layering in the trifle dish, starting with the pudding cream mix, then the cake pieces. Now add a layer of the cooled stewed strawberries.
Another layer of pudding mix, and the exact steps follow. Repeat until you have a pudding mix layer on the top, and finally garnish with fresh strawberries.
Chill for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight. Taste best when chilled and eaten.
  • You can add a layer of fresh sliced strawberries between each layer if you prefer.
  • It is best preferred if you can make your cake, but store-bought will also do and is much easier.
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  • Amarillolesa Amarillolesa on Apr 17, 2022

    What is cornstarch slurry? I know cornstarch but not cornstarch slurry.

    • Laurie Laurie on Apr 17, 2022

      It's simply the combination of cornstarch w/a liquid to make it "slurry" instead of cornstarch powder form (which clumps, if added directly).