Tropical Trifle

A light, refreshing dessert that conjures up the flavours of summer on a cold winter’s night.

Tropical Trifle

Photo: images by kerri Photography


Tropical Trifle


  • Angel Food cake mix
  • 2/3 cup 35% cream
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 2 tbsp sweetened dried coconut
  • 1 cup diced pineapple (canned or fresh)
  • 1 cup each diced mango and kiwi
  • 1 plastic pastry bag


  1. Make cake - Using a 9” x 12” cake pan, bake cake according to package instructions.
  2. Once cooled, cut cake into discs that fit the size of glasses (or trifle bowl) you are using.
  3. Make fruit cream - Place cream, sugar, pineapple juice, orange juice concentrate, orange zest, and coconut in a medium sized bowl.
  4. With an electric mixer, beat til it forms peaks. Fill piping bag.
  5. Combine fruits - In a bowl, toss together the pineapple, mango, kiwi and their juices.
  6. Assembly * Place a layer of cake in bottom of glass, top with a layer of fruit mixture and a layer of fruit cream.
  7. Repeat until glass is full, ending with fruit cream. Top with a slice of kiwi for decoration.

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