Don’t let the layer of prettiness intimidate you. If it’s the fashion world, it would be called a “cute and comfy” outfit that is effortless. I hope it makes sense. ha ha
This Mango Trifle is a no-brainer, basically the easiest dessert that requires no baking and minimum effort. If you want to impress your guests, or your family, try it! I’ll be the first one to admit that baking is not my forte, so any chance I get to make a dessert that doesn’t require baking and not much measuring, I’m in! What I’m saying is we just layer some fresh sweet mango, store bought pound cake, homemade real whipped cream (and please whip it, everyone – do not use the can stuff, no matter how much your temptation tries to take over!), drizzle each layer with some good honey and top with crunchy coconut chips.
I learned that when you throw a party, you don’t have to make every single thing yourself. If the store has it, you can just buy it and jazz it up. In this case, I used store bought pound cake. The hardest part is probably peeling and cutting mangoes.
I also love individual serving stuff. So each guest will get to have their own cup of Mango Trifle. Or you can make a big trifle bowl and scoop it out. There’s no rules here. I like to use clear glass so you get to see all the layers.
Last night we had a couple guests over for dinner and the theme was Jamaican night. So, I made some Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers for appetizer, Grilled Jerk Pork Chops, Mango Salsa, Coconut Rice for main course and ended the night with Mango Trifle for dessert. Even though, Trifle is actually an English dessert, but I think it went well with the theme. I was thinking about making some sort of rum cake, but then I thought that’s too much work. Maybe next time? ha ha
Let’s cook some food! or should I say let’s assemble some dessert?
First, in a mixing bowl, whip cream with sugar and vanilla to soft peaks.
You can whip it by hand, with handheld mixer or use an electronic mixer if you have one.
To assemble the trifle, spoon a layer of the whipped cream into a glass.
Add a layer of pound cake.
Then fresh mango. Drizzle with some honey.
Keep going to make 3 or 4 more layers, depending on the size of the glass.
Finish with a few pieces of mango and crunchy sweet coconut chips.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!
I hope you give this Mango Trifle a try. The recipe card is below.
- ½ pound cake, cubed
- 2 cups of mango, cubed
- 2 cups (1/2 quart) heavy whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- coconut chips
- In a mixing bowl, whip cream with sugar and vanilla to soft peaks.
- To assemble the trifle, spoon a layer of the whipped cream into a glass or a large glass bowl.
- Add a layer of pound cake.
- Then fresh mango. Drizzle with some honey.
- Keep going to make 3 or 4 more layers, depending on the size of the glass.
- Finish with a few pieces of mango and crunchy sweet coconut chips. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.