Triple berry trifle is one of my favorite desserts to serve in the spring and summer time.
It is so easy to throw together, and you can really make this your own by varying the flavor of the whipped cream. Sometimes I add a pudding or custard layer in too, which is always a hit.
When the berries are ripe, you know it is time to make hay while the sun shines and use up all that summer flavor in some pretty and spectacular desserts.
Skip the oven and buy a ready-made angel food cake if you don’t want to heat up the house and need to save some time. Or if you want to get really scratchy, make my homemade angel food cake to cube up into this super easy dessert.
Whatever you do though, don’t scrimp on the berries. They are the star of this show, so get the best berries you can find, and get lots of them! I used a pint each of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
I discovered tonight that this recipe makes enough to serve modest portions to about 15-16 people. So lots for a potluck, bbq, or family gathering. Our Sunday dinners are 18 people strong, so I always cook for an army no matter where I’m going. I think I’m going to be in trouble once my chicks start leaving the nest! Cooking for 1-2 is going to be a difficult transition I think. My neighbors are going to really really like me.
Check out my photography assistant today. When they aren’t bringing me presents of mice and moles to the doorstep, the twins are lounging around meowing for food and avoiding pets. They just like “eye pets”, as I call them. They definitely want me to SEE them being cute, but touching? Not so much.
They are actually the best barn cats, ever. I adopted them last fall from our local humane society’s barn cat program. It takes otherwise un-adoptable cats and pairs them with people who need help with rodent control. Win win! I adopted a young brother/sister pair, and after several months have finally started to win over the brother of the two. He’ll consent to pets, but only when he’s eating, and NEVER picking up. Haha. Silly cats.
- 1 loaf angel food cake, cubed
- 4 cups heavy whipping cream, cold
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon Chambord
- 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier
- 1 quart strawberries, stemmed and cut in half
- 1 pint blueberries
- 12 ounces raspberries
- Combine the cream, sugar, vanilla, Chambord, and Grand Marnier in a chilled bowl, and beat on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.
- Spread 1/3 of the cream onto the bottom of the trifle bowl. Top with a layer of berries. Top that with a layer of angel food cake, and then another layer of cream. Repeat until all the ingredients are used.
- Chill until ready to serve.
Need something else for your bbq? I love this perfect grilled asparagus.
And this grilled vegetable pasta salad is always a winner for a crowd!
These dishes from my friends would also be a hit at any potluck I’ve ever attended!
Easy Taco Dip from Julie’s Eats and Treats
BLT Tortellini Salad from Lemons for Lulu
Yummiest Fruit Salad Ever from Yummy Healthy Easy