A little while back we had family over to grill out. I needed a quick dessert, and wanted something summery. I love trifles, they are so easy to put together and offer such a pretty presentation! I had just stocked up on berries at the market, so I whipped up an Angel food Cake, and this TRIPLE BERRY TRIFLE was born!
For those of you who don’t like to bake, don’t be intimidated! You can make this with an angel food cake purchased from the store if you so desire. Use Cool Whip instead of homemade whipped cream and this dessert literally comes together in minutes.
(plus… it has that “WOW factor” — look how pretty!)
For those of us who are watching our waistlines (I unfortunately watch mine go up and down ALL of the time!) this recipe will let you have dessert without wrecking your plan. It’s low in fat and calories, and berries are SUPER high in fiber. Use fat free, or even low fat Cool Whip to minimize the calories/fat even more.
- 1 Angel Food Cake (your own or a purchased one), cut into chunks
- 1 - 16 ounce Cool Whip, (or homemade whipping cream)
- 1 large package of each: Blackberries and Raspberries
- 1 package of Strawberries, cut into bite sized pieces
If baking your own cake, bake the night before, so it can be inverted overnight and ready to use. Cut cake into chunks, set aside.
Wash berries and set on a paper towel to dry. Cut strawberries into bite sized pieces.
Defrost Cool Whip or make your own *homemade whipping cream.
There is really no set "recipe" or "rule" to this dessert, that's what makes it so much fun to make! You can vary the types of berries based on your family's taste. I went heavier on the strawberries and blackberries this particular time. They hold up better than the raspberries, as they tend to get softer.
Simply layer in the trifle, cake in the bottom, then berries then whipped cream. Repeat until the trifle bowl is full. I added a big mound of berries and whipped cream to the top of mine.
Chill until ready to serve.
*Homemade whipped cream: I use about 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla to a pint of whipping cream. Whip with mixer until stiff peaks form.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 1524 Total Fat: 115g Saturated Fat: 99g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 323mg Carbohydrates: 123g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 106g Protein: 8g