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Six-Fruit Trifle

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling


14 servings

"For a large group, try doubling this recipe and layering it in a punch bowl," writes Verna Peterson from Omaha, Nebraska. "Let guests serve themselves. Don't be surprised if the bowl gets licked clean."


  • 1 package (9 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 2 medium peach or nectarines, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced


  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a 9-in. round baking pan. Cool; cut into 1-in. cubes. In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, bananas, peaches and 1/2 cup strawberries.
  2. In another bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes; let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Add sugar; beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. In a 3-qt. trifle bowl, layer half of the cake cubes, fruit mixture, pudding and whipped cream. Repeat layers. Top with blueberries, kiwi and remaining strawberries. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

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  • katlaydee3
    Jan 28, 2018

    I made this dessert for my mother’s birthday dinner and everyone really liked it. I was not able to find a small box of yellow cake mix so I substituted a small package of Martha White’s Buttered Pecan Cake Mix. Also, I could not find either fresh peaches or nectarines because they are out of season so I substituted mango.

  • ValMoore
    Jun 15, 2013

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    Apr 29, 2012

    I was surprised to see no reviews for this dessert as it is my husband's favourite (minus the banana). It is very easy (especially since I use the store bought pound cake) and turns out great every time. In fact when I bring this to potlucks now, I am usually asked to bring two - one for everyone and one for the kitchen staff, otherwise there is none left when they get around to eating :-)

  • Mysteriouslady
    Jul 23, 2011

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