The Freshman Cook: Angel Fruit Trifle

This weeks dessert is an Angel Fruit Trifle. It is cool, refreshing and although there is a lot more than usual to make, it’s simple to put together and makes a stunning presentation.

Angel Food Cake

( adapted from Taste of Home)

1 cup Cake Flour

1 1/2 cups Sugar, divided

1 1/4 cups Egg Whites  (about9)

1 1/4 teaspoons Cream of Tartar

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoon Almond Extract

pinch of salt

In a separate bowl, not your mixing bowl,

mix the cake flour and 1/2 cup of the sugar.

In your mixing bowl, place your egg whites and…

cream of tartar, vanilla, almond,  & salt. Beat on high speed

until mix is foamy.

Keep beating and add the rest of the sugar a little at a time,

beating until stiff peaks form. Then fold in the flour mix.

Place cake in a 13″ X 9″ baking dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Let pan cool, and then set aside.

Now, let’s make the pudding!

3 1/2 Whole Milk

1/3 cup Sugar

1/4 cup Sugar

1/4 cup Cornstarch

pinch of salt

2 Eggs

1 Egg Yolk

2 teaspoons Vanilla Bean Paste

1 tablespoon butter

In a heatproof bowl, whisk together 1/3 cup sugar,

cornstarch, and ….

salt, eggs and egg yolk. 

Whisk in 1/2 cup of milk. Set aside.

Rinse a medium saucepan with cold water, 

then shake out the pan. This will prevent the

milk from scorching.

Pour the 3 cups of milk in the saucepan, 

along with 1/4 cup of sugar, bring to a boil.

Take the saucepan off the heat, and pour into the 

egg mixture. Whisk constantly until mix is smooth.

Pour entire mixture into a clean heavy bottomed saucepan.

Cooking over medium low heat, stir until mix thickens.

It should be about the thickness of mayo. 

When it gets to the appropriate thickness, remove from

heat, and whisk in the butter and vanilla.

Place in bowl to cool, then refrigerate.

Let’s build our trifle in these mini trifle bowls.

Put two small pieces of cake in the bottom.

Add pudding over the top of the bread.

Add a layer of strawberries.

Do it one more time!

Another Layer

Top the second layer with whipped cream.
We made that here:

The Freshman Cook: Incredible, Delectable, Homemade Whipped Cream

Top with a piece of strawberry!


Thank you for joining me today!

Please join me tomorrow for the menu and

grocery list for next week.

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