Tropic like its hot, because I guarantee you are going to be falling over this delicious trifle. So great, in fact, that I just had to make this my inaugural food post. Also this recipe takes a few quick spins of the mixer, and voila your done… in minutes!!
Trifles are almost always my go-to potluck contribution, because I can throw it together the night before – which is my #1 potluck rule – and grab it and go when your running out the door, WHICH MEANS… more ‘hair did’, ‘make-up did’ doing. I have been making so many trifles in the past few years, that boredom set in and I have been getting adventurous with my ingredients, this one has taken the cake! – pun intended.
Ok so your going to need to take a quick hop-skip-and a jump to the grocery store – well unless you have toddlers in tow, then its all like; talking to every stranger, snacking on a cracker box in the aisle, “I lost my blankie”, and “Stay with mommy I am in a hurry” 65478300 times. In this case, I am sorry! I feel you! Maybe you can send hubby???
1 pkg. Dr. Oetker chocolate mousse
1 cup of milk
1 tub of Cool Whip (regular or light will work)
2 pkgs of 6 mini angel food cakes (that’s 12 total – math geek right here)
1 pkg of coconut flakes
1 pkg of chocolate chips
1 pineapple (or 1 can of pineapple bits)
You will also want to make a long term investment in a trifle bowl like this one, because when you discover how easy this is it will be your go-to too.
Step 1: Mix the Dr. Oetker Mousse as directed on the pkg (adding your cup of milk, and mixing until thickened)
Step 2: Chop your angel food cakes into bite sized pieces
Step 3: Cut up your pineapple, putting 1/3 into the blender to create a liquid consistency, the other 2/3rds will be chopped into tidbits. If you opted for the canned pineapple – even easier- simply strain the pineapple over a bowl so that you separate the tidbits from the juice (both will be used).
Step 4: lay out a layer of angel food pieces to cover the bottom of the bowl.
Step 5: Drizzle 1/3 of the pineapple juice to the bottom layer, throw in 1/4 of the pineapple bits, a handful of coconut, and a handful of chocolate chips.
Step 5; Spread on a later of chocolate mousse
Step 6: Spread on a layer of cool whip
Step 7: REPEAT steps 4-6 to create a total of 3 layers.
Step 8: Top with the last 1/4 of your pineapple bits, sprinkle coconut and chocolate chips until your pleased with the presentation.
Step 9: Refrigerate overnight this way the angel food cake has the opportunity to soak in all the delicious flavors.
Also, like the cool kids do, you may present to guests with the leafy pineapple top set atop your trifle to make it all fancy-like. I’ve done it, and it made a lasting impression!
Give it a try… or don’t. It’s totally up to you! But if you do, you will be ‘pining’ over it for years to come- no apologies, the pineapple puns are endless.