Friday, July 26, 2013

Orange Dreamsicle Trifle and Raspberry Frosted Devil's Food Cake

Dreamsicle Trifle and Raspberry Frosted (Triple Berry) Devil's Food Cake

Orange Dreamsicle Trifle

Tomorrow is my daughter's 18th birthday! She requested this little orange, creamy dessert! It has become a family favorite. Though the recipe calls for it to be a layer cake, I do not have the space in my refrigerator to keep such a tall cake in, plus it slides and falls apart if someone opens the fridge without due caution!

So I turned it into a "tear it up in pieces, layer the cake with orange cream kind of cake". It still tastes delicious!

Orange Dreamsicle Trifle

Bake any yellow cake according to directions. (boxed mix or homemade)

Once cooled, punch holes all over the cake. I used the end of a spoon to make holes.

Mix 1 small package of orange jello with 1 C boiling water. Mix to dissolve. Then add 1 C cold water. Stir.
Pour into holes and over top of cake.

Refrigerate for 3-4 hours.

Then take 1 small package of vanilla pudding and mix with 1 C whole milk. To this, add 1 small package of orange jello. Stir to mix well. Fold in 1 large tub of Cool Whip (16 oz). Do not stir. 

Put a large dollop of the pudding/jello/cool whip mixture in the bottom of a trifle dish. Take 1/4 cake and break into bite sized pieces. Place cake pieces in the dish with some orange showing towards the outside of the dish. 

Cover the cake pieces completely with the pudding/jello/cool whip mixture. Repeat until all cake is used and end with layer of pudding/jello/cool whip.

I sprinkled 1/2 tsp of an additional package of jello mix (dry) on top to get some darker orange color and this can be done between layers as well...  I garnished with orange fruit candies.

Pretty and yummy!

Not being sure if everyone coming tonight liked orange, I decided to bake a chocolate cake too and frosted it with a homemade white frosting to which I added some seedless raspberry jam to add color and flavor.

Raspberry Frosted Triple Berry Devil's Food Cake

This was actually pretty and yummy too!

I garnished the cake with frozen raspberries and then placed frozen mixed berries around the platter.

Close-up of the berries. My daughter and I love berries! With a couple sprigs of mint leaves, it looked really pretty!

No special recipe for this. Bake any devil's food cake, make white frosting, add seedless, raspberry jam. After frosting the cake,  melt baking chocolate on the stove with a spoonful of butter or shortening and then drizzle over the top of the frosted cake. Garnish with fresh or frozen berries.

I did try small amounts of each cake. Both were delicious! Best of all, both were SO easy to prepare! Try it, you will like it!

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