Here's an article that I orginally wrote for the Three Angels Gourmet Co. blog - for their "Cooking With Kids" Saturday feature.
COOKING WITH KIDS
by Carol Boles
Kids love to help mom in the kitchen, but they don't always have the skills and attention span necessary to cook. This dessert is easy to prepare and quick to assemble. Your kids will love this dish because it has cake and pudding, both things they love to eat.
Easy Chocolate Dessert Trifle
1 (18 oz.) white cake mix
1 (18 oz.) raspberry jam
1 (12 oz.) tub Cool Whip@
2 (3.9 oz.) boxes instant chocolate pudding
Prepare cake mix according to package directions and bake. While cake is baking prepare pudding mixes according to package directions. Pour raspberry jam into a bowl and mix a little to to make is easy to spread.
After cake cools slice cake into strips. With your children helping assemble the trifle. First, line the bottom of a trifle or a deep dessert dish with strips of cake. Next, spread raspberry jam onto cake. Then, spread about one third of pudding on top of jam layer then cover the pudding layer with about one third of the cool whip topping.
Repeat these steps and make two more layers.