My favorite summer recipes include fresh fruit like mangos, peaches, and of course Strawberries! So as I’ll do from time to time, I wanted to share the recipe for one of my favorite delicious desserts!
Strawberry Grand Marnier Trifle
- 1 frozen pound cake loaf
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 pounds strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and sliced
- 1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur, plus a little more for drizzling (recommended: Grand Marnier)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1 large tub of Cool Whip
Take frozen pound cake out and cut into 1 inch cubes. (It is easier to cut when frozen) Let sit while you prepare the strawberry filling. Also let the Cool Whip thaw while preparing the rest of the dessert.
Make the strawberry topping by combining the strawberries, 1 cups sugar, 1/2 cup orange liqueur, and orange zest in a large bowl and tossing to combine. Let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until all sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to assemble the dessert.
Place cubes of cake into the bottom of a trifle bowl (I used an upside down punch bowl and that works fine!) Drizzle cake with a little orange liqueur preferably Grand Marnier. Add half of the strawberry mixture over the top of the cake cubes, juices and all, spreading strawberries evenly with a spatula and allowing the juices to absorb into the cake. Add a layer of Cool Whip on top of the strawberries Top with the remaining cake cubes and then the remaining strawberries. Top with the rest of the Cool Whip and serve!
You can also make this prior to your event and let sit in the refrigerator until an hour or so before serving.
So good you won’t even think about the calories! Besides, its made with fruit! Score.