Pound cake, whipped cream, banana pudding and vanilla wafers are layered to form this easy trifle that's sure to please.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk pudding mix with milk until smooth. Stir in chopped bananas; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat, or cream will become lumpy and butter-like.

  • Layer half the pound cake cubes, half the pudding, half the whipped cream, and half the crushed vanilla wafers in a trifle bowl. Repeat with the remaining cake, pudding, and whipped cream, and top with the remaining crushed wafers. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

612 calories; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 60g; fat 39.5g; cholesterol 177.1mg; sodium 463.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2009
MARVELOUS! I made this recipe exactly as stated. It gave such a nice presentation. I crushed the vanilla wafers by putting them in a zip lock bag and using a rolling pin. When I dished the dessert out, I sprinkled the top with extra crushed vanilla wafers I had set aside. It was the hit of the night. Thank you CNM CATERING for such an awesome recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2011
Just OK followed directions exactly. It's fine as long as there is no chocolate cake around as an alternate. Read More
(7)
92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 76
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2009
MARVELOUS! I made this recipe exactly as stated. It gave such a nice presentation. I crushed the vanilla wafers by putting them in a zip lock bag and using a rolling pin. When I dished the dessert out, I sprinkled the top with extra crushed vanilla wafers I had set aside. It was the hit of the night. Thank you CNM CATERING for such an awesome recipe! Read More
(64)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2009
A user recommended this one to me on the recipe board and since it was her recipe I couldn't resist giving it a try. Boy and am I glad that I did. I couldn't find the banana pudding flavor so I bought the cheesecake flavor and it still tasted light and delicious. This is one of those desserts that is great just the way it is but I think you could modify to suit your own tastes. I would love to see what might happen if I added a can of well drained crushed pineapple. Fantastic. Thanks for sharing!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2009
This is so tasty! Family loved it! I used a 16 oz pound cake because that was all they had at the store and hey who doesn't like a little extra pound cake? This was simple and very delicious. Will make again. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2009
Not a huge fan of banana desserts but this recipe changed my mind. I made it for a company cookout and the bowl was smoking.......... Thats how fast everyone ate it up. A couple changes made mine a crowd favorite. Use french vanilla pudding instead and slice bananas into medium bite size cubes. You can also use coolwhip and chess cookies to make it easier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2009
I substituted vanilla flavored pudding mix and the recipe was very delicious -- everyone raved about it and wanted more... There was one problem with the assembly process. No instructions are given as to what size trifle bowl is needed. I have an 8" trifle bowl and I ended up with far too much whipped cream using the recommended amount in the instructions. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2009
Delicious! I forgot to buy vanilla wafers so I built the dessert without them. I powdered the top with a little nutmeg. It was SO good. I'll be keeping these ingredients on hand in case I need to throw together a quick and easy dessert! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2011
I quadrupled the recipe for a church dinner and I thought it tasted good but I would recommend using vanilla pudding mix instead of banana flavor which to me has an odd taste. I used Cool Whip instead of real whipped cream and I did not use the vanilla wafers. It was an easy dessert to serve to a crowd and I liked the pound cake as a base. I added caramel sauce to the layers of pound cake and drizzled it on top. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2009
I've made this a few times for big Family dinners and they ALL absolutely LOVE this!!! I even sent some with my nephew one time who does elder-care and the older man could tell/taste the real whipping cream in this and was in heaven over it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
Made this for a potluck and was a real hit! I used a 16 oz pound cake and sliced the bananas on top of the pudding (3 total). Instead of vanilla wafer crumbs I used toasted pecans which were good will try it with the crumbs next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2011
Just OK followed directions exactly. It's fine as long as there is no chocolate cake around as an alternate. Read More
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