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Red White and Blue Trifle

The summer holidays are here, and what better time to make a delicious red, white, and blue patriotic trifle? The recipe, made with strawberries, blueberries, and plenty of cake, is perfect for the 4th of July or your favorite BBQ.

Patriotic trifle in a glass bowl.

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10
Preparation Level: Beginner +

What I Love About This Recipe

  • The recipe is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.
  • The dessert can be ready in about 25 minutes and ready to serve.
  • It’s perfect for any patriotic holiday or summer get-together, including the 4th of July or Memorial Day.
Red, white, and blue trifle in a glass bowl for the patriotic holidays.

Ingredient List

  • Angel food cake loaves
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cream cheese softened
  • Powdered sugar
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sprigs of mint (optional)

A full printable recipe with all of the instructions and ingredients is at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

A white bowl filled with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and cake

How To Make the Trifle

Start by cutting the angel food cake into cubes. Cap and slice strawberries to ¼ inch thick or so and set aside.

Next, add the cream cheese and powdered sugar to a bowl and mix until creamy.

In a separate bowl, beat whipping cream and vanilla together until stiff peaks form. Beat whipped cream into cream cheese mixture, one half at a time.

In an 8-10 inch trifle dish or other, preferably straight-sided bowl, place a single layer of angel food cake and then ⅓ of the whipped cream mixture on top. Next, sprinkle with half the blueberries on top of the cake.

Repeat with a second layer of angel food cake and whipped cream, topping with all or nearly all the strawberries. Repeat with a third layer of cake and whipped cream, topping with remaining blueberries and strawberries, and sprinkle with mint.

Once the trifle dish is filled, refrigerate until you are ready to serve it.

Berry trifle in a glass bowl.

Tips

  • You can add more cake and berries with the cream layers if the bowl is larger.
  • You can use a clear glass bowl if you don’t have a trifle bowl.
Patriotic berry dessert in a glass trifle bowl.

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Red, White, and Blue Trifle

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Get ready to make an easy and delicious red, white, and blue trifle with fresh berries, creamy layers, and plenty of cake to wow your guests!

Ingredients

  • 2 11.5 ounce angel food cake loaves
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprigs of mint (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut angel food cake into 1-inch cubes and set aside.
  1. Cap and slice strawberries to ¼ inch thick or so and set aside.
  2. Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar together until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat whipping cream and vanilla together until stiff peaks form.
  4. Beat whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture, one half at a time.
  5. Place a single layer of angel food cake in an 8-10 inch trifle dish or other, preferably straight-sided bowl, and then ⅓ of the whipped cream mixture.
  6. Sprinkle with half the blueberries.
  7. Repeat this with a second layer of angel food cake and whipped cream, and top it with almost all of the strawberries.
  8. Repeat with a third layer of cake and whipped cream, and top with remaining blueberries, strawberries, and sprinkle with mint.
  9. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 425Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 372mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 3gSugar: 20gProtein: 6g

Nutrition is approximate.

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