Easy Rainbow Trifle! A St. Patrick’s Day Treat

Looking for an easy St. Patricks Day dessert for all the little leprechauns? This super simple Rainbow Trifle will satisfy them all! Sweet  fluffy white cake mix is paired with light and airy whipped topping for just the right amount of sweetness. There is even a delicious creamy pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling like you just licked the sugar bowl (NO, I have never done that, the mixing bowl maybe! I will never tell.)

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Helpful tools you may need for this recipe:

Clear plastic cups (9oz.)

Liquid food coloring

Disposable piping bags

Rainbow Sprinkles


 

Putting together your Easy Rainbow Trifle is easier than it looks. Here is how we did ours…

*Makes 6 to 8 cups – depending on the thickness of each layer

Ingredients:

One box white cake mix plus ingredients listed on the back of the box (each brand may be different)

Liquid food coloring

1 large box instant vanilla pudding plus milk required listed on the box

1 large tub whipped topping – thawed

Rainbow sprinkles (optional)

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Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions. divide the batter into 6 seperate bowls.

Using liquid food coloring, color each bowl of batter the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)

Bake as directed on the package  for cupcakes.

While the cupcakes are baking, mix your pudding as directed on the package, adding a few drops of yellow food coloring to make it a gold color. I added 4 drops yellow and one drop red so it was a bit more orange than yellow. Place in the fridge to firm up.

Fill one piping bag with the whipped topping, and another with your pudding. This will make your layers even and much more consistent than mine.

Once your cupcakes are baked and completely cool, begin layering your rainbow.

Start with a layer of your pot of gold vanilla pudding on the bottom. then one layer of crumbled cake (red), a thin layer of whipped topping, the next color crumbled cake, whipped topping and so on. Until you have each color of the rainbow in your cup separated by a layer of whipped topping.

End with a final layer of whipped topping, and rainbow candy sprinkles if desired.

Cover with plastic wrap, and keep chilled until you are ready to serve them.

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This can get a little messy, but it really is very easy. It has that extra special WOW factor too! Impress all of your little leprechauns and make up a batch of these for your next party. You can even use your favorite lite or sugar-free mixes to make this a bit more figure friendly.

Easy Rainbow Trifle! A simple and delicious St. Patrick's day dessert. DailyDIYLife.com

 

If you are not a fan of rainbows (what planet are YOU from?), you can make this easy trifle with any color and/or flavor combination you like. Just change the cake mix and pudding flavors to your favorite, and layer them accordingly. The possibilities are endless!

Easy Rainbow Trifle! A simple and delicious St. Patrick's day dessert. DailyDIYLife.com

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Easy Rainbow Trifle! A St. Patrick's Day Treat
 
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Ingredients
  • One box white cake mix plus ingredients listed on the back of the box (each brand may be different)
  • Liquid food coloring
  • 1 large box instant vanilla pudding plus milk required listed on the box
  • 1 large tub whipped topping - thawed
  • Rainbow sprinkles (optional)
Instructions
  1. Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions. divide the batter into 6 seperate bowls.
  2. Using liquid food coloring, color each bowl of batter the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  3. Bake as directed on the package for cupcakes.
  4. While the cupcakes are baking, mix your pudding as directed on the package, adding a few drops of yellow food coloring to make it a gold color. I added 4 drops yellow and one drop red so it was a bit more orange than yellow. Place in the fridge to firm up.
  5. Fill one piping bag with the whipped topping, and another with your pudding. This will make your layers even and much more consistent than mine.
  6. Once your cupcakes are baked and completely cool, begin layering your rainbow.
  7. Start with a layer of your pot of gold vanilla pudding on the bottom. then one layer of crumbled cake (red), a thin layer of whipped topping, the next color crumbled cake, whipped topping and so on. Until you have each color of the rainbow in your cup separated by a layer of whipped topping.
  8. End with a final layer of whipped topping, and rainbow candy sprinkles if desired.
  9. Cover with plastic wrap, and keep chilled until you are ready to serve them.

 

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