We love pina coladas, but who doesn’t? They’re like a vacation in slushy form, and the sweet and creamy combination of coconut and pineapple hits the spot every time. We figured that the tropical treat would translate well to a trifle, and we were so very right. This Pina Colada Trifle has that coconut-pineapple flavor combination you know and love, with the addition of light and sweet vanilla cake and plump cherries. It’s the kind of dessert that you never want to stop digging into, and while it may not be quite as relaxing as a beach vacation, we certainly don’t mind indulging in this sweet mini escape.
The base of this trifle is formed with a simple vanilla cake. We’ve used a basic boxed mix to keep things easy, but you can totally use storebought cake if you want to make things even easier! Cubes of sweet cake are then layered with crushed pineapple, juicy cherries, and a creamy no-bake cheesecake filling that’s flavored with a little more coconut (and a little rum flavor for good measure). The whole thing is topped off with toasted coconut, which adds a nice subtle crunch.
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