I made this for a Caribbean themed dinner party. I followed as directed, except I used fresh pound cake instead of frozen, and omitted the macadamia nuts. It is very good--has an ambrosia-like flavor to it and is not too sweet.
Tropical Rum Trifle
- 2 mangoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes*
- 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks in syrup, undrained
- 1/3 cup coconut-flavored rum
- 1 (10.75-ounce) frozen pound cake, thawed and thinly sliced
- 2 bananas, sliced
- Coconut Cream Custard
- 1 1/3 cups sweetened flaked coconut, toasted
- 2/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts, toasted
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Garnishes: mango, star fruit, toasted coconut, toasted macadamia nuts
- Stir together first 3 ingredients in a bowl. Cover and chill 20 minutes.
- Remove fruit from bowl with a slotted spoon, reserving syrup mixture.
- Brush pound cake slices with syrup mixture. Arrange half of slices in bottom of 4-quart bowl or trifle bowl. Top with half each of mango mixture, banana slices, Coconut Cream Custard, coconut, and macadamia nuts. Repeat layers.
- Beat whipping cream until foamy; gradually add sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Add vanilla; beat until blended. Spread evenly over top of trifle. Cover and chill 1 1/2 hours. Garnish, if desired.
- Note: For testing purposes only, we used Malibu Caribbean Rum with Coconut Flavor.
- *1 (24-ounce) jar refrigerated mango, drained and cut into 1/2-inch cubes, may be substituted.
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