Strawberry Trifle

"What a beautiful dessert!" sounds from the dessert table. Few will realize this festive dessert takes little effort in the kitchen.

Shhh. I won't tell.

The sumptuous layers of strawberry, pound cake, cool whip and vanilla pudding delight the senses. It's no surprise to see this favorite dessert at holidays when a "red" decor is needed. But I love it on a hot summer day. The light, fluffy texture works well after a heavy family meal that seems to be a tradition in the South. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

Strawberry Trifle

2 boxes Vanilla Pudding

2 containers of Cool Whip

Pound Cake (homemade or pick up one at the grocery store - both work!)

2 packages of frozen strawberries

Fresh strawberries for garnish if desired

Prepare the vanilla pudding according to the package (so make sure that you have the ingredients at home to do so before you start). Make sure that you have a large glass bowl to showcase the layers that will accommodate 2 layers of the cake, pudding, strawberries, and cool whip. Bake your favorite pound cake or utilize the "store bought" variety. (I've used both, and they work equally well).

Crumble pound cake in bite size pieces and place a layer in the bottom of the glass bowl. Spoon on a layer of vanilla pudding, followed by the thawed frozen strawberries, and topped with a layer of Cool Whip. Repeat with a layer of cake, pudding and strawberries. Take a knife and stick it into the dessert repeatedly (from top to bottom) so that the strawberry juice will trickle down through the dessert. Swirl on the Cool Whip with a spatula and decorate with fresh strawberries, if desired. Enjoy!

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