Do raspberries make you feel like summer? Take advantage of the season and throw together a trifle – it’s so easy that your kids can help assemble it. It may not look fancy once you scoop out servings, but it tastes like a little bit of heaven! The variations are endless, too!
White Chocolate Raspberry Trifle
1 box white cake mix (plus ingredients to bake according to package directions)
2 (4 serving) boxes Jell-O white chocolate instant pudding mix (plus milk)
2 packages of 6 oz raspberries (rinse and pat dry)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
12 oz Cool Whip, thawed in refrigerator
You’ll want to plan ahead around 4-5 hours and begin preparing the trifle ingredients. They’re all easy to make, but will need some time to cool.
Because you’ll be layering, it’s okay if you don’t have exact amounts of these items (for example – two 8 oz Cool Whip toppings, more or fewer raspberries, etc).
- CAKE: Prepare cake mix according to package directions; pour batter into one 9×13″ and one 9×9″ pan (or similar dimensions so that the finished cakes bake around 1″ high). Bake according to directions, but reduce bake time and watch closely so cake isn’t overdone. Allow to cool at least an hour after baking, then cut into 1-inch cubes.
- PUDDING: Combine both boxes of pudding and mix completely with cold milk according to the package directions, then chill in refrigerator until set.
- COOL WHIP: Thaw in refrigerator completely.
ARRANGE in LAYERS
- Divide cake pieces into 3 portions for layering (and ration out your pudding and Cool Whip as well so that you have enough for each layer).
- Cover the bottom of your trifle dish or bowl with cake pieces. Spread out a layer of pudding, then a layer of Cool Whip to cover. Sprinkle with raspberries and white chocolate chips.
- Repeat with 2 more layers and top with Cool Whip. Garnish with a few raspberries, if desired.
- Cover and chill until served. (The flavors will blend together even more if you can allow it to set for a few hours).
MIX IT UP!
Consider other variations (they’re all good!):
- Substitute another seasonal berry (blueberry, blackberry, strawberry).
- If cheesecake pudding isn’t available, vanilla or cheesecake will work as well.
- Swap out the white cake mix for french vanilla or angel food cake.
- Try lemon pudding with lemon cake mix for a raspberry lemonade trifle!
- You don’t need a fancy trifle bowl for this (although they’re fun!) Any bowl with high sides will work. Or make mini trifles in single serving dishes or wine glasses.