Sunday, May 5, 2013

Scarbrough Strawberry Trifle

I am working on a family cookbook, filled with recipes from my aunt, mom, grandmother, relatives, and church friends....

For most recipes, I will take photos to place alongside the text in the cookbook.  I've already posted some of the recipes along the way like the cheese straws and oatmeal crispies.  This week I made the classic trifle (see spin off I created here).

When I was a child I requested this trifle in place of a birthday cake one year.  If you know me, you know I am a chocolate fanatic so this is hard to believe.  The trifle is worth it.  You can make your angel food cake and pudding from scratch but why do so when this recipe works SO well!  Let me know what you think.  The presentation is phenomenal without much effort.  Add blueberries and it is perfect for July 4th!


1 large angel food cake
1 large instant vanilla pudding
1 8 oz sour cream
1 large 12 oz cool whip (you will see I used 2 6 oz)
Strawberry syrup
2 pints fresh strawberries

Mix pudding and 1/2 cup milk with mixer until pudding forms.  Stir in sour cream.
Slice strawberries and let sit in syrup.

How you layer is key.
cake should always go on bottom topped with pudding (not pictured)
i try to be "healthy" and use fat free mixed with low fat (i cannot tell the difference)
top with strawberries and repeat 
have fun with the design. warning.  my strawberry syrup is may want to go easy on the topping


  1. As someone who always loved having strawberry pie for birthdays this will be a fabulous addition...yummy.