Summer Trifle Recipe

Summertime Minted Trifle

A light, refreshing trifle made with orange-flavored cake, mint custard, strawberry puree and summertime fruits.

60 min. prep time
10 servings
000 Ratings



4 Land O Lakes® Eggs, separated
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted, cooled


1 (2.9-ounce) package white chocolate pudding and pie filling mix
2 tablespoons white crème de menthe*
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Strawberry Puree

1 pint (2 cups) strawberries, hulled
1/3 cup powdered sugar


1 pint (2 cups) strawberries, hulled, halved
1 nectarine or peach, thinly sliced
Mint Leaves


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 9-inch round cake pan; set aside.

Beat 4 egg whites in bowl at high speed, scraping bowl often, until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

Beat 4 egg yolks, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon orange zest and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with whisk until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually add butter alternately with flour, mixing well after each addition. Gently stir in egg whites.

Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until cake begins to pull away from sides of pan. Let stand 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

Prepare pudding mix according to package directions. Remove from heat. Stir in crème de menthe, 1 teaspoon orange zest and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Cover; refrigerate 1 1/2 hours or until thickened.

Place 1 pint strawberries in 5-cup blender container. Cover; blend on high speed until pureed. Continue blending, gradually adding powdered sugar, 1-2 minutes or until dissolved. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Tear cake into bite-sized pieces. Place half of cake pieces into glass serving bowl. Pour about half of  strawberry puree over cake; top with half of pudding and half of halved strawberries. Repeat with remaining cake pieces, strawberry puree and custard. Garnish with remaining strawberries, sliced nectarine and mint leaves.

*Substitute 1/2 teaspoon mint flavoring.

Recipe Tip

Cake, custard and strawberry puree can be prepared the day before. Assemble trifle just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 250

Fat: 16g

Cholesterol: 95mg

Sodium: 75mg

Carbohydrates: 42g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #5591©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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