Feb 162016

Lucky Charms Funfetti Triffle

Back when I was a kid, St. Patrick’s Day was pretty much unheard of.  I think maybe we were told to wear green to school if St. Patrick’s Day happened to fall on a school day, but that was basically the extent of it.  Once my own kids were school aged, I found out real quick that St. Patrick’s Day is apparently a much bigger deal now.  All the classroom make leprechaun traps, tons of crafts and many teachers make sure that the leprechauns leave a little treat for the kids on St. Patrick’s Day morning when the kids arrive at school.  Of course, the leprechauns cause a little mischief in the classroom, too.

All that hoopla in school left my kids asking why the leprechaun didn’t do anything at our house.  I could have (and should have) taken the easy way out and told them that the leprechauns only went to the schools to cause shenanigans and leave treats, but for some reason I decided to play along and now there is no going back I suppose.


But since we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in our house, pretending we’re Irish for a day isn’t so bad.  We need something to help beat the cabin fever & what better than this fun St. Patrick’s Day dessert idea!  It’s easy to make and trust me, it will be gobbled up in no time flat.

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 (as per box)

Funfetti & Frosting Ingredients

You will also need:

  • Home Style Fluffy White Frosting Mix
  • ½ Cup Boiling Water
  • 2 Cups Lucky Charms Limited Edition Green Clovers (hand pick the marshmallows out)

Lucky Charms Ingredients

Here’s what you do:

1. Note: Please note that some of the instructions below were taken from the Funfetti Cake Mix and Betty Crocker Fluffy Icing box instructions.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray large, thin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
3. In a large bowl, blend cake mixture, water, oil and eggs and mix until moistened. Beat with mixer for 2 minutes on medium speed.
4. Pour a thin layer (about 1 inch) of cake mix into a large, thin pan (you may need 2 pans for all of the mixture). Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10-12 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.
5. Set aside and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
6. 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.

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7. 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!

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8. First, spread fluffy frosting in the base of the dish. Next, add a cake layer. 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 green lucky charm clovers for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

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Funfetti Lucky Charm Tiered Mini Cake #6

Easy enough, right? What is your favorite St. Patty’s Day dessert?

  106 Responses to “Lucky Charms Funfetti Trifle”

  1. We are Irish and totally celebrate here. So most definitely going to make this for my girls. Thanks Robin 😉

  2. My nephews birthday is St Patricks day. I will have to do this for him.

  3. I made something like this for a birthday party (a loooong time ago) it was a hit.

  4. I absolutely love funfetti! This sounds so delicious!

  5. Love this fun dessert. My boys would love to eat this.

  6. this look so cool for St. Pattys Day!

  7. That’s quite easy, perfect for baking with the kids. It looks yummy too!

  8. What a great treat for ST Patrick’s day!

  9. That is supper cute! We’ve never done dessert for St. Patty’s before, but now I think we will!

  10. That is totally cute and festive, and best of all EASY! I love the green clovers on top!

  11. Oh, this is super cute – I’ll bet the boys loved it! My favorite St. Patty’s dessert is whatever the hubby wants, since it’s his birthday 🙂

  12. This is not I day that I celebrate but it is always interesting to see the many ways people make things turn green!

  13. I like any kind of celebration when cake is involved thats for sharing.

  14. Don’t trifle with me! Actually, you know what? I will accept this trifle. It looks delicious!

  15. Now those are cute! I might snag this and make some for my daughter birthday party 🙂
    She’s “lucky 21” in a couple of days!

  16. This is absolutely cool. My boys would surely love this too

  17. What a fun idea. I think I might make these with the kids. They’ll love it!

  18. My kids would love this. I hardly ever buy lucky charms because they only eat the charms.

  19. This is incredibly fun and creative. And I had no idea they had a special St. Patrick’s Day box of Lucky Charms.
    It’s my daughter’s favorite holiday and that always makes me smile because we’re not even a tiny bit Irish but she loves the spirit.

  20. The dessert looks yummy. We don’t normally do anything for St. Patrick’s Day. I think I will make a dessert this year.

  21. Love funfetti. I think it is a perfect dessert for St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

  22. This dessert not only looks fun but extremely delcious! I can’t wait to try this at home

  23. OMG! That looks magically delicious, for sure. I can’t wait to make this. MmmmMMMM!

  24. What a great idea! My son can I do red food coloring and so he hardly ever gets to do any kind of lucky charms this to be perfect as a fun dessert to make.

  25. What a cute idea. Love that treat too! I might try this with my kids.

  26. How I wish I am as creative as you this is so romantic and easy to make gift for valentines Day.

  27. Being Irish I love St Patrick’s Day, this looks like a fun dessert 🙂

  28. Mmm, this looks so good. I know my girls would love this lucky charms trifle. Will have to try these!

  29. I love making trifle! It’s such a fun dessert. I love this for St. Patrick’s Day.

  30. How cute is this! My girls would love it if we whipped this up this St. Patrick’s Day! I must look for that special edition Lucky Charms next time I am at the store!

  31. I need to do this for my kids, they would love it!

  32. I’ve never seen Lucky Charms look so beautiful in my life! Super creative Robyn!

  33. This looks so delicious! I have to make this for Saint Patty’s day! Thanks for the recipe!

  34. This looks really good. I didn’t know Lucky Charms had the St. Patrick’s Day cereal. I’ll have to look for it when I go shopping again. I hope that they have it!

  35. I love that color green….so inviting and flirty and fun

  36. Those are really cute. I bet my hubby and the kids would love this for sure

  37. This seems like a very easy dessert to make. I don’t remember St. Patrick’s Day being a big deal when I was in school either. Now there are even toys to help celebrate it.

  38. As an Irish girl, I totally celebrate St. Patty’s day! Love the Lucky Charms trifle. My kids would love a reason for me to buy them Lucky Charms!

  39. This is such a deliciously festive dessert and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Funfetti is my all time favorite cake!

  40. Sounds like a great dessert for my kids. I bet they love this

  41. Funfetti is one of my kids favorite cakes. This looks like a great dessert!

  42. This sounds like a fun treat for St. Patty’s Day.
    Your pictures and directions make for an easy prep as well.

  43. So cute! My best friend LOVES trifle recipes and my favorite holiday is St. Patrick’s Day because everything is green so this recipe is perfect for her and I to celebrate!

  44. Wow! That looks incredibly delicious! I hope I can bake too! 🙂

    Mhaan | http://www.mommyrockininstyle.com

  45. This looks like such a great idea for St, Patty’s Day! Yum!

  46. I love trifles! This one is so fun and colorful! Can’t wait to try it.

  47. What a fun dessert! Kinda nastolgic for the adults & fun for kids.

  48. What a cute snack! I had no idea lucky charms had special cereal for st patricks.

  49. It has been eons since I’ve tried to make something out of Lucky Charms, so I’m so glad you shared this yummy Lucky Charms Funfetti Trifle recipe! Thanks so much!

  50. This looks like a delicious treat. I will have to try this recipe with the kids on the weekend.

  51. This is so cute and easy to do. It looks yummy, too. I will add this to my green food recipe collection.

  52. Yea back in the days we only had to wear green so that we didn’t get “pinched” lol I don’t really have a St-Patrick’s Day treat but yours sure looks yummy and easy to make.

  53. Wow! This looks delicious! My sons would love this!

  54. With the last name of Shannon. St. Patrick’s Day was always a big deal. I love this treat! My kids would love it. And for the record, everyone can be Irish on St. Patty’s Day.

  55. That is supper cute! We’ve never done dessert for St. Patty’s before, but I can’t wait to try your recipe!

  56. This is so festive! Absolutely so creative and original. Love it. Makes me want to dance a jig or kiss a leprechaun.

  57. What a fun and easy St. Patties Day treat this is. I can think of both kids & grownups who will love this.

  58. Yup going to make this. Looks easy and my son has a mild obsession with Lucky charms! lol

  59. WOW the year is moving along so fast. I cannot believe we are past Valentine’s Day and nearing St. Patty’s celebrations. How fun is this treat.

  60. What a fun dessert idea. I never thought about using Lucky Charms to make a trifle! Love it.

  61. I can’t imagine how fast time is passing by! It feels like we just started the year. Great post!

  62. Yep, definitely going to have to make this!

  63. Your shamrock trifle is adorable. The Irish lass in me is doing a fancy jig. 😉

  64. I bet the kids would love it! My daughter is a huge Lucky Charms fan.

  65. Oh this looks super cool and fun to make. I’m going to have to give it a shot with the kids!

  66. This is one of the cutest lucky charms that I’ve seen And the yummiest, too.

  67. My daughter loves to make funfetti cupcakes. I wonder what she would think about adding Lucky Charms.

  68. My boys would love this! What a great idea.

  69. What a fun and colorful dessert for St. Patrick’s Day. The girls will love this, for sure.

  70. This looks like a really fun dessert and so easy to make.

  71. My daughter will love this! I really love easy recipes.

  72. We don’t do anything for St. Paddy’s Day, but this looks delicious – I pretty much love all things lucky charms! My brother travels to Ireland a lot for work, so my kids are constantly asking him to bring home leprechauns 🙂

  73. This is a cute idea for St. Patrick’s day the Lucky Charms Funfetti Trifle. I must not go in the cereal isle at the store to much because I didn’t know that Lucky Charms had the Lucky Charms Limited Edition Green Clovers. Thanks for sharing the recipe and idea.

  74. Oh you read my mind! I was at the store the other day trying to find shamrock shaped marshmallows and looked at buying funfetti cake mix and here today I find this recipe! Love it!

  75. This looks like such a fun (and easy) dessert to put together! We celebrate our Irish background too and I always struggle for yummy dessert ideas to go with our Brisket dinner!

  76. omg looks good! would love to try this recipe too!

  77. This ill be such a fun to treat to make with the kiddos! It will be just as fun making our own homemade (from a box instead of a canister) icing as well! ?Thanks for sharing, we’ll be trying this one!

  78. These look great. I love how everyone gets behind Paddy’s Day!

  79. Kiddo is having such a rough time since her dad and I parted way. We were really big on doing St Patricks Day. I am going to have to scoop her up and we’ll have to have some girl time and make this.

  80. This is so much fun! My kids love Lucky charms but they pretty much only pick out the marshmallows and then get sad when they are gone!

  81. That’s festive treat for St. Patrick’s Day! Bet my daughter would gobble this!

  82. This looks like it would be so FUN to eat between the lucky charms and the funfetti mix! I love how festive this whole recipe is.

  83. Oh YUM! This looks so good. You’ve combined some of my favorite things in one dish, too. Can’t wait to make this!

  84. At first St. Patricks day was just another thing for me to do, but I’m glad to say that I since got to love and enjoy it very much. Our favorite dessert is a cream pie made with zucchini for green color. Delicious and healthy!

  85. We get all into St. Patrick’s Day! I’m all about trying a new dessert for the occasion, and this one looks so fun!

  86. My goodness this is super cute. I love funfetti so much & the dessert looks delicious, a perfect choice for St.Patrick’s day celebration. My kids are going to love it.

  87. St Patrick’s Day wasn’t big at my elementary school, either. I really like trifles! And this one is super cute with the lucky charms on top! I love it!

  88. How fun! I bet kids would love this treat. I’m seeing all of these cute St. Patty’s day things this year and it’s making me wish I was doing something for the holiday!

  89. I love this! My kids would go crazy – I would have to make them in single serve size so they wouldn’t fight! You always have such cute ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  90. This looks really fun and yummy. I bet my kiddos would love making this.

  91. This sounds like a super fun treat for St. Patrick’s Day! I wanna try making this with the kids!

  92. This looks so great! And I am more into celebrating St. Patricks Day if I can cook good desserts like this

  93. What an adorable little St Pattys day idea. it looks just as yummy as it is fun to make 🙂

  94. This is so cute and looks yummy! This would be fun to do with little ones!

  95. I used to be a teacher and I don’t remember ever making ‘leprechaun traps’ I could use some extra good luck right now, maybe I should make a trap along with this trifle! 🙂

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  96. This is so fun! My twins would absolutely love your Lucky Charms Funfetti Trifle!