Friday, April 2, 2010

Recipe: Caramel Banana Trifle

Caramel Banana Trifle

1 (16 ounce) package frozen pound cake, thawed, cubed
1 (5.1 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding, prepared
2 bananas, sliced
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
1 (8 ounce) tub frozen whipped topping

In large serving bowl, place 1/2 of pound cake. Spread 1/2 of pudding over pound cake. Arrange 1 sliced banana over pudding. Drizzle 1/4 cup caramel over banana. Spread whipped topping over top. Repeat process. Drizzle 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping over whipped topping if desired.

This is a great dessert to serve at your Easter dinner.  Everyone will love it!

Recipe can be found on page 242 in 

I created this recipe in the backseat of my car.  No Kidding.  I forgot we were invited to a friend's house for dinner.  As I was walking into Walmart, I ran into my friend's husband.  He said, "I'll see you in an hour".  All of the sudden, I remembered we were supposed to have dinner at their house and bring the dessert.  I write cookbooks so I couldn't buy a dessert.  As I wandered around the store, I spotted the bananas.  My husband loves bananas!  What could I make with bananas?  He loves banana pudding.  What could I do to jazz up banana pudding?  Then it came to me, trifle!  I will make a trifle.  I grabbed all the ingredients (I used already  prepared vanilla pudding cups instead of instant pudding).  Went to the dish section of the store and picked up a trifle bowl.  I talked the nice lady behind the deli counter into washing the bowl for me.  Then after paying for everything, I went out to my car and made the dessert in the backseat.

This easy to prepare desert has become not only my husband's favorite dessert, but friends ask me to make it over and over again.

When the Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and his band came to our town for a concert, this is one of the desserts I made for them.  During the break in the concert, I went to the Green Room to clean up.  When I got there, I found one of the band members with a spoon, getting every drop of the Caramel Banana Trifle out of the bowl.  He was embarrassed to be caught, but I was flattered that he liked the dessert so much that he was practically licking the bowl.

Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!


  1. You have given a whole new meaning to cooking in the backseat. This does look delicious, yummy. I think even I can prepare this dessert, but will wait until I purchase a triffle bowl - presentation. Thank you.

  2. very creative.. for sure your cookbook will have easy and amazing recipes..

  3. yum! what a great looking dessert!

  4. Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

  5. Yummy! Looks amazing Linda! wish i could have a bite now.. Congrats on your new cookbook! I have to check it out in the bookstore soon! :)

  6. wow u r really creative! this is an amazing recipe that u cooked up in the backseat of ur car :) congrats for writing ur own cookbook!!

  7. Thank you! I love writing cookbooks!

  8. mmmmm..anything with caramel, whipped cream and bananas is only going to bring happiness! This looks splendid and simple.......Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Hey everyone! Linda made this dessert for a Passion Play potluck and I can tell you that it is delicious! I scraped the bottom of the bowl to get some. It is a winner in my book. Thanks Linda for sharing your great ideas with us.

  10. Thanks Vicky! You are a great taste tester!

  11. Pudding looks so delicious. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so happy to follow your blog.

  12. Simple by the look to this trifle i only want to say Woow...