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Banana split english trifle in glass bowl
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Banana Split Trifle Recipe

Delicious Trifle recipe with bananas, strawberries, pineapple, Angel Food Cake and prepared vanilla pudding! Great dessert recipe for feeding a crowd!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Refrigeration Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 3 oz package strawberry gelatin
  • 1 c. boiling water
  • 1 c. cold water
  • 1 prepared angel food cake 8 oz, cut into cubes
  • 1 c. mashed strawberries
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 8 oz unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1 c. firm bananas sliced
  • 2 c. fresh strawberries sliced
  • 2 c. cold fat-free milk
  • 1 oz package vanilla pudding mix
  • 8 oz Cool Whip thawed
  • 1/4 c. slivered almonds toasted


  • In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in cold water. Pour half of gelatin mixture into a small bow; refrigerate for 1 hour or until slightly thickened. Let remaining gelatin stand at room temperature.
  • Place half of cake cubes in a trifle bowl. In a small bowl, combine mashed strawberries and sugar; spoon half over the cake.
  • Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 c. juice. Cut pineapple chunks in half; arrange half over mashed strawberries. Toss banana slices with reserved pineapple juice; arrange half of slices over pineapple. Top with 1 c. sliced strawberries. Spoon refrigerated gelatin over fruit. Refrigerate trifle and remaining gelatin mixture for 20 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Spread half of pudding over trifle. Repeat all layers. Top with whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate. Just before serving , sprinkle with almonds.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 38.3mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 0.6mg