Trifle is a great dessert to use leftover cakes, brownies or muffins! Wasting food is not my kind of thing and I always try to find new ways to use up leftover foods. Since two of us can’t finish cakes, there are always some bags with leftover cakes in our freezer. This makes things easier too! When you need to make something sweet in a quick way, it’s great to know that you have some frozen leftover cakes.
One way to use leftover cake is making truffles and you can play with the rest of its ingredients to have some fun. Another great way is to make trifle, which is a great dessert to serve in Spring or Summer. If you have leftover cake and pudding, the rest is up to you! You can add in your favorite fruit or chocolate or candies into it! Since we are enjoying sunny days here these days, trifle sounds like a better choice to use up my leftover cakes this time.
Well, I have been making this kind of dessert with different fruits and puddings for years, but I didn’t know that it has a special name. When searching for English translations of some ingedients in this dessert, I found that it is called trifle. I loved this name! I would call it layered pudding or something if I hadn’t found this name.
I had two kinds of leftover cakes in the freezer; one was chocolate cake and the other was plain cake. So I made my trifle with two of them layered.
I didn’t have to work much on this dessert. I just made a vanilla pudding –I didn’t use instant pudding mix. Vanilla pudding between cake layers sounds yummy, doesn’t it? As for the topping, I used a kind of cream we call krem santi, which is a powedered cream mixed with cold milk. This is the cream in Turkey to use for such toppings. I think whipped cream makes a good substitute for it. Adding strawberries and sprinkles on the very top is the fun part!
So you can make this easy peasy dessert with your favorite ingredients when you have leftover cakes!
- 1 cup chocolate cake, crumbled
- 1 cup plain cake, crumbled
- Vanilla pudding:
- 2 and ½ cup milk
- 2 tbsp corn starch
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup frozen whipped cream, thawed
- 12 strawberries
- 2 tbsp sprinkles
- Mix all ingredients for vanilla pudding and cook it stirring occasionally until it thickens.
- Let it cold.
- Layer glasses or bowls first with 1 tbsp plain cake, then pudding, then chocolate cake.
- Top it with whipped cream.
- Place a strawberry on the very top and add sprinkles.
- Cool it in refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.