St. Patrick's Day isn't necessarily a kid friendly holiday, at least not the American version of it. In Ireland it is celebrated quite soberly as a religious holiday but in America the green beer flows and some good natured, but not kid friendly, antics ensue. We like to celebrate St. Patrick's day in our house, even though no one's even a little bit Irish the other 364 days of the year, on March 17th everybody is!
This year I am wearing the green and throwing together an easy St. Patty's Trifle . What I love about this trifle is that it is made with boxed Funfetti cake mix, Betty Crocker frosting and the best part of Lucky Charms cereal – the green Shamrock marshmallows! The kids will be excited to have a tasty dessert and maybe the Leprechaun will leave a few chocolate gold coins around to find as well.
As a side note, my rarely used trifle dish is going to be getting a good work out this year! I never realized how pretty and easy trifles are to make and how they can be adapted to any celebration. An Easter trifle will be in the works with lemon cake and jelly bean accents, Fourth of July trifle in red white and blue, oh and next Christmas there will definitely be a Red Velvet trifle on the table! I have BIG plans for trifles in my future! If you're ready to knock the dust off of your trifle dish be sure to try our St. Patty's Day Trifle first and have a fun filled and delicious celebration with your family!
- Funfetti Ingredients (as per box)
- • 1 Box (15.25oz) Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix
- • 1 Cup Water
- • 1/3 Cup Oil
- • 3 Whole Eggs
- Icing (as per box)
- • 1 Box (7.2ox) Betty Crocker Home Style Fluffy White Frosting Mix
- • ½ Cup Boiling Water
- • 2 Cups Lucky Charms Limited Edition Green Clovers (handpick them out)
- Follow instructions on Funfetti Cake mix box for preparation of 2 round cake pans
- When cakes are cooked set aside and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
- Slice cakes in half and trim down to fit in your trifle bowl. Trimming the edges of your cake gives it a pretty appearance in the bowl.
- Boil ½ cup water. Beat frosting mixture in a small bowl (metal or glass) and slowly add
- water while mixing on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high speed for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Spread fluffy frosting in the base of the dish. Next, add a cake layer. Repeat this
- process until you have reached your desired height.
- Top your dessert with a final layer of fluffy frosting, twisting your spatula in the center to create a swirl. Add green lucky charm clovers ( that you separated from the cereal) for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day celebration!