Trifles are one of my favorite desserts to create. I love how easy and fun they are to construct and how they add a bit of festivity to any event or occasion, particularly birthday parties. Since my granddaughter just turned 2-years-old, I (a.k.a. Grandma Linda), wanted to create a very special treat to help her celebrate her very special day. Thus, a Birthday Cake Trifle was born!
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Ingredients to make a Birthday Cake Trifle:
- 1 (17-ounce) box gluten-free Funfetti cake mix
- 12-ounce container gluten-free whipped topping
- 8-ounce package cream cheese
- 22-ounce tub gluten-free premade rice (or tapioca) pudding
- gluten-free sprinkles
Start by making the cake according to the directions on the box. When finished baking, cool completely.
Next, make a creamy filling by combining together whipped topping, softened cream cheese, and gluten-free rice (or tapioca) pudding. (This is so good!)
It’s amazing how easy it is to construct a trifle because it’s all a matter of layering the cake and a creamy filling. Start by crumbling part of the cake into the bottom of a trifle bowl, then add a layer of the creamy filling. Repeat the process until the bowl is filled to the top.
Almost the entire Funfetti cake was used to create this trifle (approximately 2 cups of cake crumbs were leftover). I think a garnish of sprinkles adds to the festive flair of this fabulous dessert.
Anna and I have made several trifles and each one is delicious in its own right.
You can have fun celebrating any birthday with a Happy Birthday Trifle!!!
My grandchildren loved this Birthday Cake Trifle, especially my little birthday girl! She chowed down on this special treat and asked for seconds! Yay! Happy Birthday!
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