Saturday, July 28, 2012

Olympic English Trifle Dessert

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Does watching the Olympics just make you want to exercise and be in your best physical condition? I want to go run 5 miles just after watching some of the athletes, haha. In honor of celebrating the Olympics, I thought it would be fun to make a traditional English dinner and dessert.
 (Ya know, since the Olympics are being held in London. I actually think I'll start a tradition of cooking an international, traditional dinner and dessert every time the Olympics come around, based on the country hey are being held. Fun, right)!?

So here's my Olympics-Inspired English Fruit Trifle.
(whoops, I titled it "berry trifle" in this picture. it should probably be called "fruit trifle since it has pineapple and kiwi)!


 Fruit- I used fruit in the colors of the Olympic Rings.
Blue- blueberries
Yellow- pineapple
Black- blackberries
Green- kiwi
Red- strawberries

Angel Food Cake- In an unrealistic world, I would have made it myself. There is nothing more divine than angel cake made from scratch. I have made several angel cakes on my own. But for some reason, spending a lot of time on a cake that I'm going to cut into pieces didn't worth it. Maybe next time! So, in my realistic world, mine is store bought.

Filling- My son is allergic to dairy, so I was a little limited in how I made this. I made a vanilla pudding with coconut milk. Then we topped it with whipped cream (all except my son).


1. Make your filling. You could do pudding, fruit glaze, whipped cream, or a more labor intensive sauce (I would google a good recipe).
2. Wash the fruit. Cut the strawberries, kiwi, and pineapple.
3. Cut the angel cake into cubes.
4. Layer it up! Do one layer of fruit, one layer or cake, one layer of filling. Repeat until you're at the top!

That's my little 4 year old helping me. She is a fruit fanatic and was beside herself with excitement over this dessert. :)

Seriously.... yum!

Check out my other Olympics Tutorials:

Olympic Backyard Games

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  1. That's looks so yummy! Wish I was at your house.

  2. I've been hunting for a cute Olympic themed dessert and this is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  3. totally going to steal this recipe! we love our fruity desserts

  4. Hi! This looks delish, and what a great (and tasty) color teaching tool, too! I’m stopping by from The DIY Dreamer to say hello. I hope you’ll come visit me at

  5. um yum! Love the colors and love that it is so easy to do! I also love your blog! So so so cute design!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Have a happy week!

  6. SO DELICIOUS and sooo festive!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

  7. Lovely berry dish. Berries and currants are this week's subject for Food on Friday. Would you be happy to link this in? We are looking to create a fantastic collection of berry dishes. This is the link . I found you in the Chef in Training party.

  8. Thanks for linking in. Cheers

  9. This is real cute! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

  10. Love it! What a great twist on trifle. I’d love for you to link up this (and any other ideas you’d like to share) at "One Creative Weekend" on

  11. Just dropping in to pin this awesome recipe:) Can't wait to make it.
    I am now following:)

  12. Looks amazing. Just perfect for the Olympics. Thanks for sharing, I am making this this weekend.

  13. Yummy these look great.. What a great blog it makes me hungry lol check out my food blog if you get a min and have not done it already..

  14. this looks delicious! i would make it even if it weren't an olympic year :) thanks for the sharing the idea!

  15. This looks great. I love trifle but only make it when I have somewhere to take it. I always laugh when I think about trifle because of the Friends episode where Rachel makes trifle. Did you ever see it? HYSTERICAL. Found you at tatertotsandjello.


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