Rating: 4.76 stars
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

A light, fresh, and cool summer dessert. Angel food cake, fresh berries, and whipped topping, layered in a trifle bowl, makes for a pretty presentation; then you can see the layers of the dessert. This is a great Fourth of July red, white, and blue dessert. This is my family's favorite summer dessert.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 trifle
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the blueberries into a strainer, rinse with water, and shake off excess water. Spread the berries out onto paper towels to dry slightly.

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  • In a deep, clear glass bowl or trifle bowl, spread a layer of angel food cake chunks. Scatter the cake with chopped strawberries in a thin layer. Sprinkle the strawberries with a layer of blueberries, followed by a layer of chopped peach slices. Sprinkle a few fresh raspberries over the peaches. Dollop a layer of whipped topping, then repeat layers until all cake and fruit has been used. Finish trifle with a layer of whipped topping. Cover the trifle, and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 55.1g; fat 8.9g; sodium 212mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (34)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2011
This is a great recipe. You can use any fruit you like. My family likes bananas and strawberries. I also add a package of vanila pudding. Read More
(60)
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2011
This is a great recipe. You can use any fruit you like. My family likes bananas and strawberries. I also add a package of vanila pudding. Read More
(60)
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
I prefer fresh blueberries peaches & raspberries in season but frozen work fine. Another twist to this recipe is fold one small package of dry jello powder with the cool whip before layering any flavor you like. I have used strawberry very yummy. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2011
light and amazing! perfect for a summer snack Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2012
I prefer to mix vanilla pudding/custard with either cool whip or real whipped cream. I layer the angel food cake pieces then the pudding layer then the fruit. A trifle bowl makes the layers show up but you don't need one. This is better after it sits for awhile and is better chilled. I make it sometimes from homemade custard made from egg yolks from my backyard chickens use the egg whites to make homemade angel food cake and make whipped cream from scratch and strawberries from the garden. DELIGHTFUL. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2012
I followed the recipe exactly but also made my own whipped cream. The recipe says 12 servings but I can assure you it fed more than twelve. This was a hit at a family party. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2011
Awesome dessert! Friends went crazy for it!! I used strawberries and blueberries for a festive 4th of july effect instead of what was on the recipe. They were begging to bring the leftovers home!!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2012
I made this for mother's day and it was a huge hit! adults and kids alike were dying for seconds. I used strawberries blueberries blackberries rasberrys and kiwi's. i skipped out on the peaches cause i just didnt like the sound of peaches in a trifle. id never made angel food cake and was worried it was too chewy but the fruit and whipped topping canceled it out and it just melted in your mouth!:D I'll definitely be making this again for future family events. it was sweet enough for the kids to love but not too sweet for the parents and was the perfect "light" dessert for a BBQ Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2011
Excellent recipe! I followed the recipe precisely other than I made my own whipped cream. Very cool fresh and great. Thank you! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2012
I often make a Kahlua and brownie trifle but the warm weather called for something lighter and this fit the bill nicely. As with all recipes it's fun to tweak them adding your own twist and this was no different. As others mentioned I used a sugar free Cheesecake pudding mix made per instructions and then folded in most of the whipped topping saving just a bit for dollops on the top. But I also took some mixed frozen berries and pureed them pouring some on top of each layer and drizzling on the top for a pretty finish. I think the berry sauce added a lot to the fresh fruit flavor. Thanks for a great base recipe - it was a big hit at a neighborhood BBQ. Read More
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