We made this Easy Berry Trifle and took the leftovers over to our neighbors. My sweet friend called me the next day and asked me to never to make this trifle again because they were devouring it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I feel you, friend! This Easy Berry Trifle is GOOD.
This dessert is perfect for the Fourth of July holiday — or really any random Tuesday. It’s easy and delicious! My kids loved working together to make this Easy Berry Trifle and because it’s a no-bake dessert, the oven stayed off and my kitchen stayed cool.
The basics of this dessert are a pre-made cake (we used Sara Lee pound cake, but you could make a vanilla boxed cake if you’d prefer!), strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and a cream cheese mixture. Layer each of the pieces and you’re done! It’s really that easy.
Start by making the cream cheese mixture (recipe below). You could also use vanilla pudding or your favorite creamy filling.
Then cut your cake into chunks! This is a great opportunity to let your kids practice their knife skills.
Now it’s time to layer. Start with cake, then filling, then berries and repeat until the trifle is filled to the brim!
Let it chill in the fridge for a bit (if you can!) or this can be made the day before. Serve in bowls and enjoy!
Now for the full recipe for our Easy Berry Trifle!
1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
16 oz cream cheese (softened)
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tsp almond extract
12 oz Cool Whip
- 1 pound cake or pre-made boxed cake
- 2 pints blueberries
- 2 pints strawberries
- 2 pints raspberries
- Trifle dish
- Make the filling by blending sugar, cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, almond extract, and cool whip. Add water or a bit more heavy cream if needed to thin out the cream. You want it to be pudding consistency.
- Cut up the cake into 1-inch chunks.
- Wash berries and cut up strawberries if desired.
- Layer cake to cover the bottom of the trifle. Add a layer of cream and then a layer of berries.
- Repeat layers (cake, cream, berries) until the trifle is filled.
- Chill for an hour or more. The trifle gets better and better as it sits in the fridge so it can also be made the day before you want to serve it!
Despite my neighbor’s objections, we might have to make this again this week. It’s America’s birthday! We have to celebrate with Easy Berry Trifle, right?
What are you making this Fourth of July?