Orange Blossom Trifle

Orange Blossom Trifle

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  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    5 h 25 m

“This is a variation on a pie recipe that evolved from trial and error. This tastes like an Orange Smoothie over angel food cake!”

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. Stir together orange juice, eggs, and sugar in a small saucepan. Place over low heat, and stir constantly until the sugar has dissolved, and the mixture is very thick. Once thick, strain mixture into a large bowl, and stir in butter cubes until melted. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.
  2. Fold whipped cream into cold egg mixture until smooth. Recover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  3. To assemble, place half of the cubed angel food cake into the bottom of a trifle bowl. Spoon on half of the whipped cream mixture, and sprinkle with half of the Mandarin oranges. Create a second layer with the remaining angel food cake, whipped cream mixture, and Mandarin oranges. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Tracey Mitchell

Tracey Mitchell

Wow, I was hesitant to try this because it was not yet rated but I am so glad I did! I made a couple of changes, not because of the taste, but I was making it for my Aunt who loves chocolate and orange together. I made it as the recipe states and added some grated Terry's Chocolate Orange on top of the cake layers and garnished the top with chocolate orange sections and mandarin sections. You could go a step further and use chocolate cake instead of the angel food cake but nothing says spring like angel food cake so i used it anyway. What a refreshing dessert and a nice change from the traditional trifle i have to make my husband since he is British. Great recipe!!! I wish we had taken a picture but it was eaten up so fast I didn't get a chance.



I've made this trifle 4 times, now. Everyone loves it and asks for the recipe! I use "not from concentrate" OJ and I also add about a teaspoon of orange zest to the egg mix. I have added dark chocolate which is also delicious. Once, I even found a chocolate angel food cake to add to it.

Sandra Jacob

Sandra Jacob

I wish that the recipe would specify that the Orange juice was concentrate, and not just juice.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 253 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 12.7 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs
  • 32.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 266 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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