I missed the first Double Rainbow week, as well as the recent Double Rainbow redux. So I was excited when Tablespoon asked me to try my hand at a Double Rainbow pudding dessert! I was determined to squeeze every rainbow I could into this dessert – even if some had to go in sideways. A pudding-filled trifle with rainbow angel food cake was clearly the way to go.
As you can see, there are actually a multitude of rainbows in Double Rainbow Trifle
: squares of angel food cake, each with its own little rainbow; layers of the rainbow cake squares; and the custard, fruit and cake layers become bands of a larger pastry rainbow. Rainbow, upon rainbow, upon rainbow . . . why, it boggles the mind!
The rainbow angel food cake was a breeze – just a matter of dividing the cake batter into small bowls and adding liquid food coloring. Next, make like Jackson Pollock and drizzle the colored batter into the loaf pans.
Note to self: trifle aside; this rainbow angel food cake would be a quick, fun dessert to make with kids!
Most trifle recipes call for moistening a single, large cake layer with a few tablespoons of liqueur. While you could certainly add some liqueur, my recipe doesn’t include this step because: the cake layers are thinner, and are interspersed throughout the trifle; the pudding is regular consistency, rather than extra thick; and the frozen fruit adds a little moisture as it thaws.
I hope you enjoy Double Rainbow Trifle and it meets (or exceeds) your RDA of rainbows!
Cheers, MichelleMichelle Palm created the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog after discovering a lack of cocktail-style jelly shot recipes. Look for her posts here, and check her Tablespoon member profile often to see what she’s already gelled up!