Berry Trifle and 4th of July Party

This trifle recipe uses strawberries and blueberries; Simple berry trifle for the 4th of July or any summer event.  It’s a beautiful red, white & blue berry trifle recipe!

trifle recipeTrifle has been an acquired taste for me.  The first trifle I had literally made me gag, because soggy cake is really really gross.

I refused to eat my Mother-in-Law’s Christmas trifle for several years because of it.

The real traditional-type trifle is supposed to be soggy.  It’s supposed to sit and chill for hours and let the flavors mesh, which I frankly think is code for letting the cake get soggy and disgusting.

The way to truly enjoy trifle, if you ask me, is to eat it fresh.  Put it all together just before serving, and that way there is no soggy texture or goopy desserts to politely force yourself to eat.  It also helps to put it in individual serving dishes.

Of course, the very, VERY best way to enjoy trifle is to enjoy it with friends.  With friends, on a holiday.

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This is why I have gathered my friends (again!) for this amazing 4th of July party where we will be serving all kinds of yummy summery foods.  And Canadian friends, you’re invited too.

You’re definitely going to want to check out what’s going on with all these amazing bloggers.  They’ve made some really delicious stuff, just for you.

I might be biased.  They are my very best online friends, after all.

4th of July Recipes

1. Berry Cheesecake Crumb Tart from Hungry Couple NYC
2. California Burgers from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
3. 4th of July Ice Cream Cones from Roxana’s Home Baking
4. Red, White & Blueberry Parfaits from Cravings of a Lunatic
5. Red, White & Blue Deviled Eggs from Created by Diane
6. Summer Berry Pizza from Magnolia Days
7. Sparkling Pineapple Cake Martini from The Messy Baker
8. Red, White & Bleu Mac ‘N Cheese from Juanita’s Cocina
9. Red, White & Blue Vanilla Bean Spritzers from Pineapple and Coconut
10. Red, White & Blue S’mores Pies from Big Bears Wife
11. Lemon Raspberry Sugarless Cookies from What Smells so Good
12. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Squares from Chocolate Moosey
13. Berry Trifle from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
14. Watermelon Mojito Ice Pops from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

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Berry Trifle
A red white and blue berry trifle with fresh blueberries.
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 prepared white cake (*see notes)
  • 1 batch strawberry pudding (*see notes)
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • fresh blueberries
  • fresh strawberries
  1. Cut cake into small chunks and layer in a trifle dish or individual parfait glasses.
  2. Use half the strawberry pudding and layer it over the cake.
  3. Top with half of the fresh blueberries.
  4. Whip the cream, and add sugar. Use half the cream as the next layer.
  5. Repeat layers.
  6. Garnish with fresh strawberries and blueberries.
For white cake, you can use a box mix or this recipe for vanilla cupcakes, and bake in a 9x13 cake pan for 25-30 minutes. For strawberry pudding, I recommend this recipe which makes about 2-3 cups:

For white cake, please consider: Vanilla Cupcakes
For strawberry pudding, please consider: Strawberry Pudding

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22 thoughts on “Berry Trifle and 4th of July Party

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  2. Renee

    Soggy or not, a trifle is so pretty and fun. What a festive and delicious treat for the 4th (or anytime). Oh, and I’m off to check out your strawberry pudding recipe now…

  3. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Mmm…this trifle looks so pretty and creamy. I totally agree with you, Jen – soggy cake makes me gag too. I’ll always eat trifle right after assembly. That way you have the wonderful contrast in textures.

  4. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Oops, and I forgot to tell you – awesome job on the photo collage, once again! You’re a total pro at making them now. I’m sad I didn’t participate in this event but I’m looking forward to the next one.

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  6. Kim Beaulieu

    Jen these are simply divine. They are so pretty. Almost too pretty to eat. Notice I said “almost” cuz you’d have to pry me off with a crowbar if you set one of these down in front of me. I love this kind of dessert. Your pics are out of this world. Thanks for hosting lady. xx

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  8. john@kitchenriffs

    I’m with you on soggy cake. It doesn’t gag me, but I don’t find its texture at all pleasant. This trifle looks superb! And so colorful. Really good stuff – thanks so much.

  9. Carla

    Hmm can’t say I’ve ever had trifle before, and soggy cake does sound gross. I like how you serve these trifles right away because who can wait that long anyway to eat haha

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