I have an especially exciting recipe to share with you today - it comes to us from consultant Tina Dodge (IL), who participated in our Tastefully Simple Recipe Contest on Facebook a few weeks ago. Since cake is often the dessert of choice for celebrations, and May is often a month of celebrations - with Mother's Day, graduations, First Communions, Memorial Day, and such - Tina's Trifle is perfect timing! A trifle is simply cubed cake layered with a luscious pudding or fluff of some sort (in this case strawberry mousse) and fruit. It takes a little extra time to make, but it's easy peasy, so don't hesitate to try this one! Every time I make a trifle, my family is super impressed. It makes a lot, so plan to make nice with your neighbors ... they'll love you for a share of this trifle!
Tina actually created this recipe for a celebration, but now she's serving it on a regular basis: "I was having people over for a Ladies Night and wanted to serve something different. Since everyone loves Absolutely Almond Pound Cake, I decided to combine that with the strawberry mousse my son and nephew love. Everyone at Ladies Night loved it, and my son loves that you can just scoop out as much as you want!"
So make a trifle and celebrate, even if you have to make something up! Tina's family loves baseball and outdoor activities, so maybe plan an event with your sports team, or use it to celebrate someone's catch of the day. Maybe a "school's out" celebration or possibly an "I so deserve this trifle" celebration .. whatever the occasion, you will love Tina's trifle.
Thank you, Tina!