{ left-over birthday cake trifle }

My kids are four years, and one day, apart. For the past three years my daughter has been on the scene, we have had joint birthday parties. I thought this would be the year they would want to separate them, but they both were adamant it was most fun to celebrate together. So, we had a Pokemon and Princess Party with a houseful of 7-year-old boys and 3-year-old girls! {Doesn't that sound fun?!}

The highlight was my mother-in-law's amazing cakes!

{ the cake cubes soaked up the juice--mmmm} 
Together, these cakes and their bases were equivalent to the volume of about five cakes! While there were a lot of kids running around our house that day, there was no way they could polish off that much cake in one go.

My mother-in-law -- who made intricate cakes like this each year for each of her six children -- wisely suggested I freeze the left-over cake for a future trifle. I had never made a trifle before, but it is something I have enjoyed many times at her house. She assured me it was easy, and she was right!

Three months later, the mood for a trifle struck me. I looked in my pantry and freezer for other yummy things to layer with the frozen cake and this is what I came up with, but there could be many variations of this easy dessert.

Left-Over Birthday Cake Trifle

Layer the following:
  • Cubes of frozen chocolate birthday cake
  • 1 box of instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 small jar of marshmallow creme
  • Another layer of cubed cake
  • Frozen mixed berries (boiled with a Tbsp. of honey and a little water and cooled) 
  • Another box of instant chocolate pudding
  • Half a tub of whipped topping  
  • Refrigerate and enjoy!
{ she liked helping "clean up," too }
Even after we made this gigantic dessert that could have served 20 people, I STILL HAVE LEFT-OVER BIRTHDAY CAKE IN MY FREEZER! Looks like I have another trifle in my future {or maybe I'll be adventurous and try some of these other left-over cake ideas I pinned.}

What do you usually do with left-over cake? Please share in the comments below.

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