Strawberry Banana Trifle

Pudding, bananas, and strawberries are layered with cubes of banana-flavored cake in this lovely summertime dessert recipe.


16 servings

Cake Ingredients

2 bananas, peeled
3 egg whites
2 tablespoons oil
1 (18.25 ounce) box white cake mix

Filling and Fruit Ingredients

2 (3 ounce) boxes cook-and-serve vanilla or banana pudding mix
3 1/2 cups 2% low-fat milk
2 bananas, peeled and sliced
2 cups sliced strawberries, plus more for garnish
1 cup heavy cream, whipped with
1 tablespoon granulated (white) sugar


Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with nonstick foil. Set aside.

To make cake: In a blender, combine 1 1/3 cups water, the bananas, egg whites and oil. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Place cake mix in a large bowl and add mixture from blender. With an electric mixer, beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then increase speed to high and beat 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 33 to 35 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool cake in pan on a wire cooling rack for 19 minutes, then, using foil, lift cake from pan and cool completely.

To make filling and fruit: Meanwhile, cook pudding mix with milk for 15 to 20 minutes over medium heat, until thickened and bubbly. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate 30 minutes.

To assemble: Trim edges from cooled cake. Cut cake horizontally in half, then cut one half into cubes (about 20). Place in a trifle dish or bowl and press slightly to compress. Spoon 2 cups pudding over cake. Top with 1 sliced banana and 1 cup of the sliced strawberries. Cut second cake half into cubes and continue layering cake, pudding, bananas and strawberries. Top with heavy cream. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours


Store in refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 314; Total Fat 12 g; Saturated Fat 5 g; Cholesterol 25 mg; Sodium 339 mg; Carbohydrate 48; Fiber 2 g; Protein 5 g

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