Spring is in the air and this is the perfect colorful dessert for a nice spring afternoon!
Cotton Candy Funfetti Trifle
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 27 minutes
Servings: 8 (4″ across trifle) to 16 (2″ across trifle)
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
1 Pkg. Cotton Candy (Used here: Pastel Colors)
1 Cup M&Ms – Bunny Mix (Used here: M&M Bunny Mix in Pastel Colors)
½ Cup Sprinkles (Used here: Easter Shapes in Pastel Colors)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray large, thin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, blend cake mixture, water, oil and eggs. I highly recommend using a Cuisinart or KitchenAid mixer for maximum results.
Mix until moistened. Beat with mixer for 2 minutes on medium speed.
Pour a thin layer (about 1 inch) of cake mix into your large, thin pan (you may need 2 pans for all of the mixture). Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 10-12 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.
Set aside and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
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.
Take any size circular glass trifle dish (I recommend anywhere from 2″ across to 4″ across) and place upside down onto cake pan. Press down firmly and twist – cutting out a perfect size circle for your dish. Do this 2 to 3 times, depending on the height of your dish and your preference.
Once you have your desired cake layers, start building! First, add a cake layer to the base of the dish. Next, add a layer of fluffy frosting. Add a thin layer of cotton candy. Finally, add M&Ms.
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 Easter egg sprinkles for the perfect Easter celebration!