Wasn’t there a movie with …Part Deux in the title? I always thought that was funny. So, here is my part deux with the Lemon Loaf Cake from earlier this year. At the time I made it, I did not like the cake and put it into the freezer with the thought of using it in a trifle in the future. Well, Memorial Day was the perfect opportunity to make that trifle.
I took the cake out of the freezer and let it defrost overnight on the counter. Then I proceeded to slice it thinly and lay it into the bottom and sides of my wooden salad bowl. Of course it would have been so much nicer if I had a proper trifle bowl, but I don’t so I had to make do with the salad bowl. Anyway, I have to say that I tasted the cake and this time LOVED IT!!! I think it picked up the deeper lemon flavor from having sat for a while. And the sparkling sugar I had sprinkled on the top of the cake really was a wonderful addition. It gave it a nice textural crunch to the cake.
My purpose in making the trifle was to use the lemon cake. Therefore, I did not want to spend a lot of time making the other ingredients. I used the Quick Lemon-Berry Trifle recipe from the back of the Jell-O lemon pudding box.
I used blackberries and strawberries in the trifle, and layered the lemon pudding with the fruit and then topped the trifle with plain Cool Whip.
I love lemon and this was very refreshing and perfect for our Memorial Day barbeque.