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Easy Strawberry Trifle

Easy Strawberry Trifle

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Ready In

    4 h 20 m


This simple trifle is made with strawberry gelatin, pound cake, whipped topping, and fresh strawberries.

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  • Calories:
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.4g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir boiling water into gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Pour into 13x9-inch pan. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
  2. Cut gelatin into 1/2-inch cubes. Place in 3-1/2-quart serving bowl. Cover with layers of cake cubes, 1/2 of the whipped topping and strawberries. Top with remaining whipped topping.
  3. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until ready to serve. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.
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I did this for the fourth of julyfor the kids. I did the strawberry jellow, sara lee pound cake, and colored the cool whip blue




Love this recipe. Have made a Chocolate cake version and layered cake, cherry pie filling, cherry jell-o, and Cool Whip.




Yes, very easy. I don't have a trifle dish so I made individual desserts. I halved the recipe and used 6 glasses. I also didn't cut up the jello & just poured it into each glass--sorry, but cutting it up seems like an unneccessary step to me. I could just be lazy, but it seemed like extra work without adequate reason. I completely read the Cool Whip ingredient wrong--thought it said whipped cream up until I made the dessert and it was sitting in the fridge. I must say that now that I've figured out it calls for Cool Whip, I understand the recipe better. Whipped cream melts down in my experience--cool whip doesn't. Oh, well, my fault. I'll just add more whipped cream right before eating. If you use whipped cream, I'd recommend serving immediately. This is a decent dessert based on time and ingredients, but I've had other jello desserts I've liked better. I'll have to see what bf thinks as well. Thanks for the recipe!

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