If you love the creamy vanilla pudding, mandarin oranges, cake cubes and strawberry jelly in the first four layers, dig down and you’ll find four more luxurious layers underneath just waiting to be scooped up. Yum.

  • PREP: 0 hr(s). 15 min / Total: 4 hr(s). 15 min
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  • Servings: 20 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each

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  • Add boiling water to jelly powder in bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved Stir in cold water. Pour into 13x9-inch pan. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.

  • Beat pudding mixes and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in Cool Whip.

  • Cut jelly into 1-inch cubes. Reserve 1 cup jelly cubes. Layer half each of the remaining jelly cubes, cake cubes, oranges and pudding in 3-L serving bowl; repeat layers. Top with reserved jelly cubes. Refrigerate 1 hour.

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Ratings & Reviews



This is a great dessert for Christmas, it's light enough to finish off a meal & it looks great!!!


Everyone loved it. Made it at Christmas as part of smorgasboard and it was gone!


This recipe is very simple to prepare and always makes an impression! It's been a hit everywhere I've taken it.


Also works with Cherry Jell-o


I made this trifle for our Christmas dessert and it was a hit. It's a very delicious treat and an eye-pleaser as well. The oranges provided a very refreshing taste. - Gilda



This is a wonderful tasty dessert. It gives color and eye appeal. Great for pot luck luncheons or dinners.


the excellent desset to top off a large meal



This suggestion is for all trifles at Christmas. You will probably have left-over Christmas cake which can be used as a base instead of pound cake. I have also used a large sugar cookie in the bottom of an individual dessert dish as a base.


I make this recipe every Christmas and also at Thanksgiving and Easter! It is light and delicious. However, I have a different version where I don't let the jello set, I pour the liquid & jello over the cake and then top with the oranges,pudding and cool whip. Everyone comments on how light of a dessert it is after a big dinner.


Very yummy!


Very simple to make and tastes great.


For our church fall sale each member of our United Curch Women group had to make three trifles. This was one of them. It was a hit there and it is a hit with my family!


I have used this recipe many times in the past and it is always a favourite. It tastes light and delicious and is simple to make. I do make it a little different than the recipe. Instead of setting the Jello I actually pour it over the pound cake to soak up. I discovered this twist by mistake because I missed a step. Good thing!


I made this recipe last year for a Boxing Day brunch. It was quick and easy to make ahead of time and all the guests left with the recipe in hand they liked it so much.


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20 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each

Nutritional Info

Serving Size 2/3 cup (150 mL)

Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 220mg
Total Carbohydrates 28g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 23g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A6%
Vitamin C6%

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


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