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Holiday Trifle


This is a nice dessert for Christmas with its red & green fruit, but it can be enjoyed anytime of the year. I have made this using white chocolate or cheesecake instant pudding. Both equally good.

servings:Makes 8-10
prep time:
25 minutes
cook time:
45 minutes


  • 1 (16 ounce) package devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 (3 1/2 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups Cool Whip Topping
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 1/2 cups strawberries , sliced
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 3 -4 kiwi fruits , peel & sliced
  • 1/2 cup Cool Whip Topping
Holiday Trifle photo


  • 1

    Using (2) 9-inch round cake pans, bake cakes according to package directions; cool & cut 1 cake into 1-inch pieces; freeze other cake for future use.

  • 2

    In a medium size bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and water; stir.

  • 3

    Add pudding mixes; beat until blended; Chill for 5 minutes.

  • 4

    Fold whipped cream into pudding mix.

  • 5

    In a trifle bowl, layer ingredients as follows: 2 cups pudding (spread, covering bottom of bowl), cake cubes (covering pudding), sprinkle with 1 tablespoons orange juice, top with 1 cup sliced strawberries, 1/2 cup raspberries and 1/3 cup sliced kiwis.

  • 6

    Repeat once again and top with pudding.

  • 7

    Garnish with extra fruit and/or chocolate curls or sprinkle with cocoa powder.



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