What could be better than scooping up a delicious ray of sunshine? That’s just what you get when serve this dreamy Coconut Pineapple Trifle with it’s layers of crushed pineapple, tender yellow pineapple cake, rich cream cheese pudding filling, all piled high with whipped topping and toasted coconut. Get ready for a little taste of paradise!
What You Need To Make Dreamy Coconut Pineapple Trifle
- yellow cake mix (+ ingredients to make cake)
- crushed pineapple
- sweetened flake coconut
- whipped topping
- cream cheese
- instant vanilla pudding mix
- chopped pecans
The light and refreshing taste of pineapple and coconut are a pure heaven when layered with the rich cream cheese pudding filling and fluffy whipped topping of this dessert. Together, they just sing spring, summer and sunshine all rolled into one.
But the layers are just one of the many reasons to love this dessert. This Coconut Pineapple Trifle is an easy showstopper. The pedestal dish, easy layers, and piles of whipped topping all say star. But there’s no tedious decorating, frosting, special tools or technique required to make a trifle. Just pile it all in and go! Every cookout, party, potluck or special weekend needs a gorgeous centerpiece that’s a cinch to pull together and everyone will love.
Not to mention, this dessert gets better as it sits. All of that gorgeously sweet and sunshiney pineapple seeps and soaks into the cake as it chills in the fridge. With every passing hour, this trifle only gets better and better, which makes it the perfect make ahead dessert for any meal or event.
If you’re looking to serve up a little sunshine and lots of smiles, then this layered trip to paradise is just the thing!
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Dreamy Coconut Pineapple Trifle
- 1 box yellow cake mix + ingredients to make cake
- (2) 20 oz cans crushed pineapple in pineapple juice
- 1.5 C sweetened flaked coconut + 1 TBSP
- 16 oz whipped topping
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- (1) 3.4 oz box vanilla instant pudding
- 2 C milk
- 1/2 C chopped pecans
- Drain crushed pineapple, saving the pineapple juice.
- Follow instructions to bake cake in 13x9 pan. Substitute water in ingredients list with drained pineapple juice. Remove cake from oven. Allow to cool and cut into 1 inch squares.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix pudding, milk, cream cheese and 1 C of the whipped topping until pudding begins to set, about 5 minutes.
- Toast 1 Tbsp flaked coconut in oven under broiler setting. Set aside.
- In a trifle dish or large clear bowl, layer:-cake cubes to cover the bottom-1/2 of drained crushed pineapple and any leftover pineapple juice-1/4 C flaked coconut-1/2 of pudding filling-1/2 of whipped toppingRepeat layer.
- Top last layer of whipped topping with chopped pecans and toasted coconut. Serve immediately or chill for 30 minutes before serving. It's even better the next day!
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