This dessert is great for parties. Its presentation is pretty, and it's even better to eat! Any combination of frozen berries may be used. Garnish with chopped nuts.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cubed cake in bottom of large glass serving bowl. Layer the blueberries, raspberries and blackberries on top of the cake. Sprinkle with praline liqueur.

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  • In a medium bowl, combine pudding mix, milk, condensed milk and 1 cup of whipped topping, stir well. Pour mixture over frozen berries. Top custard with remaining cool whip. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour or in refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours, enough for the berries to thaw before serving.

Nutrition Facts

241.6 calories; 3.2 g protein; 39.4 g carbohydrates; 44.9 mg cholesterol; 209.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2008
This recipe is always a huge hit. One word of advice...after you put the 1st layer of cake and berries down, pour half the "pudding" mixture over top, then finish with another layer and pour the rest of the pudding mixture. The mixture is too thick to reach the bottom layer if you only pour over the top. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
didn't care for this all that much. was pretty dry using pound cake and the pudding mixture was too thick and not creamy enough to soak into the cake. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 43
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2008
This recipe is always a huge hit. One word of advice...after you put the 1st layer of cake and berries down, pour half the "pudding" mixture over top, then finish with another layer and pour the rest of the pudding mixture. The mixture is too thick to reach the bottom layer if you only pour over the top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2008
First off, this is the ONLY dessert I have ever made where my husband asked for seconds...and he doesn't even like dessert! This was one of the best and most delicious recipes I have ever gotten from Allrecipes.com! I did, however, make the following changes: 1) In place of the cool whip, I used a pint sized container of heavy cream, whipped, and flavored w/ vanilla extract. I added approx 1 1/2 cups of the whipped cream to the custard mixture, and "frosted" the top of the trifle with the rest. 2) Instead of the blackberries, I used a 16 oz carton of frozen sliced sweetened strawberries in syrup. I thawed it in the microwave and spooned the syrup on the cake layers to moisten instead of the praline liqueur. 3) I made multiple layers of cake, berries and custard, instead of just one layer of cake on the bottom. 4) I used a 13 oz Entemann's All Butter Loaf Cake and it worked perfectly. This was SO delicious I can't even believe it! I definitely plan on making it for family and friends in the summer, when fresh berries are in season. Thanks for an AMAZING recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Yum yum! This was a hit. Definitely add the extra half cup of milk to pudding. Next time I will layer cake and berries for an even prettier presentation. Leave more time for berries to defrost as well so that the juice is well absorbed by the cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2004
Absolutely outstanding recipe and sooooo simple to make. Some substitutions (or additions) I made were: cut the lb cake lengthwise in thirds, spread apricot jam on each layer, put back together, then cut into cubes. I then layered the ingredients using a different berry for each layer (fresh berries only - blackberry, raspberry, blueberry,& strawberry)- cake, berry, pudding, etc. I couldn't find any praline liqueur so I lightly drizzled caramel over the cake before adding each layer. I garnished with a big dollup of whip cream and a fanned out strawberry and then placed fresh blueberries around the edge of the bowl...it just looked so yummy and pretty!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I used angel food cake and added fresh strawberries. I also used 2 cups of milk in the pudding recipe, omitted the condensed milk and added 4 oz cream cheese. It turned out great and I have had multiple requests to make it. Thanks for a great and really easy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I skipped the praline liqueur for this recipe and served it at a barbecue and received rave reviews. Looks pretty too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
This was my first trifle-making experience and I LOVED IT! I used angel food cake instead of pound cake and sliced it into 3 horizontal layers. I also omitted the praline liqueur. It was delicious and all my dinner guests raved about it. I will continue to use this recipe for years. Thanks Iron Chef! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This was a delicious desert! I made a few changes though; I made Aunt Johnnies Pound cake also from this site. Then I used fresh strawberries blueberries and raspberries I think fresh fruit makes a big difference. I did add more milk to the pudding mixture as others recommended. I couldn't find praline liqueur at the store so I skipped it. Everyone at our Fathers day BBQ loved it! I'll definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This was soo delicious. I used Frangelico (Italian hazelnut liqueur) and fresh strawberries instead of the blackberries and Entemann's butter loaf. Also I used all milk as suggested by someone else and it tasted GREAT. THANKS!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
didn't care for this all that much. was pretty dry using pound cake and the pudding mixture was too thick and not creamy enough to soak into the cake. Read More
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