Summer Berry Trifle

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This has been one of my go to desserts almost every summer. Anytime I am having a BBQ at my house, I usually make this. It is so light and super easy to put together. The longest time you will spend on this is waiting for the cake to cool after it’s done baking. Trust me it may seem like a lot of steps but every step is simple.
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Summer Berry Trifle


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 box vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 oz Philadelphia cream cheese
  • Lots of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8 x 11 pan
  • Prepare the cake mix and bake following the instructions on the box. Once done baking let it cool completely.
  • Prepare the vanilla pudding mixture following the instructions on the box and put it in the fridge to fully set
  • Make whipped cream - This only takes about 5 minutes so leave this for the very end once the cake has cooled & the pudding has set. Using a very cold metal mixing bowl and hand mixer on medium to low setting (I usually put the mixing bowl and hand mixer attachments in the freezer while I’m getting the cake & pudding together) begin to whip the heavy cream until it has the consistency of whipped cream. You’ll know when it’s the right consistency when firm peaks form. The peaks should hold their form but still be soft. Be careful not to over mix past this point or the consistency will change and it won’t really be whipped cream anymore.
  • With the mixer on the slowest setting, mix in the powdered sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Take the vanilla pudding and mix in the cream cheese and 1 cup of the whipped cream.
  • Start layering - Cut the cake into squares and layer the bottom of the trifle dish, then add a layer of pudding, add a layer of berries - get creative use which ever berries you prefer - I used blueberries, then start over with another layer of cake. Once you reach the top, layer the rest of the whipped cream and top with berries - again have fun & be creative!
Serve & enjoy!    
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  1. Rachel wrote:

    This looks absolutely delicious, Krystal! I definitely need to try this recipe before summer ends!

    Posted 8.13.15 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      If you try it let me know what you think! 🙂

      Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  2. Ivanna wrote:

    This looks so delicious, thanks for sharing.

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Thanks! 🙂

      Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  3. elenasts wrote:

    This looks so delicious. I have to try it before the summer ends.

    Posted 8.9.17 Reply