I am still recovering from dental surgery.
My second in two weeks. Ouchie!!!
But, I have invited a sweet friend of mine to share one
of her amazing recipes with you while I am recovering.
I can’t wait for you to see it and I know you are
going to love it and want to make it.
Thanks, Susie for helping me out while I recover.
It’s wonderful to be here with you. And, thanks so much to Barb
for giving me the opportunity to guest post on The Everyday Home.
It is such an honor.
In case you haven’t seen my blog, I’m Susie and I blog over at
The Chelsea Project where the good, the bad, and the ugly
about refreshing my 1990’s traditional home into a
2016 casual classic is shared….and sometimes laughed about…..
out loud. There’s lots of building, furniture refinishing,
repurposing, and general fun.
Once in a while, we talk quick and easy recipes.
It’d be an honor to see you there, too…..
Isn’t it great when you just show up in the right place
and at the right time?
A few weeks ago, I was shopping the sales in the baking isle at the
grocery store. As I lingered in front of the cake mixes, I couldn’t
help but overhear a woman talking on the phone. She was probably in her 50’s and in a complete panic about making
a coconut cake for her boyfriend’s son. As we began to chat, she
readily confessed that she had never made a cake in her life.
I know, I’m still trying to sort out that mindboggle.
And, honestly, I even wondered if I was on candid camera.
But, alas, I surely was not. This was 100% realzville.
And, in that moment, it seemed that in some kind of bizarro
universe, I was all that stood between this woman holding it
together or completely derailing.
Huuum, yea. Don’t ya just hate it when that happens?
Well, by and by, we came up with Plan A…..the coconut cake
of her dreams. She. Just. Insisted.
And with Plan B…..a coconut trifle….just in case Plan A went
up in flames. Let’s just say I. Insisted.
Anyway, I share this story with you for a reason.
If you’re not a baker, take heart. You don’t need to be.
Trifles are a non-baker’s best friend.
Or, if you’re just super busy and need something quickly, take heart,
because quick is where a trifle lives.
Or, if you just want something yummy that happens to be
super easy, well then…..bless your heart …..and say hello to my little friend.
Ya know, I never knew what happened to that sweet lady
and her quest to conquer coconut cake hill. But, when I think
of her, I am encouraged, at least in my mind, that she somehow
made it. After all, you’ve seen how easy this trifle recipe is and
heard the story of how we just happened to bump into each other
at just the right time.
I don’t believe in coincidences.
But, I do believe in trifles.
If you enjoyed this little dessert, I do hope you will share and pin.
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A no-bake dessert made by layering bite-size pieces of cake, crushed pineapple, vanilla pudding, whipped topping, and cherry pie filling.
- One cake from the bakery (angel food, vanilla pound, or chocolate pound)
- One package of vanilla instant pudding (5.1 oz)
- 3 cups of milk (whole or 2%)
- One can of cherry filling (21 oz)
- One can of crushed pineapple in heavy syrup (20 oz)
- One container of whipped topping (8 oz. extra creamy Cool Whip)
- Wisk milk with pudding according to package directions and allow to set.
- Tear cake into bite-sized pieces. Depending on the size, may only need 1/2 of the cake.
- Layer 1/3 of the cake pieces, 1/3 of the pineapple (do not drain), 1/3 of the pudding, 1/3 of the cherry filling, and 1/3 of the whipped topping.
- Repeat these layers two more times.
- Chill until ready to serve.
- Skim milk can cause the pudding to become soupy.
- Angel food cake is lighter and less sweet. This is my family's favorite.
- Once assembled, the trifle will keep good overnight if in the refrigerator.
- Plan to use the entire trifle within a day or two.
Isn’t that simply mouth-watering???
This is the perfect recipe for a Spring Brunch, or
how about Mother’s Day?
Do you make Trifles? What is one of your fave flavors?
Don’t have a trifle dish? Here is an inexpensive one.
Here is a great cookbook which is all about Trifles.
*Simple Dessert Trifles… Order HERE.
Here is another trifle dish with a lid, perfect for
carrying a dessert to someone’s home or a party.
Click HERE to order.
Here is another fun and easy Spring/Easter Dessert from
The Everyday Home….
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