Strawberry Shortcake Trifle


A light and delicious trifle that uses strawberry Jell-O® to bring out the fruity flavor.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
12 servings


  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry-flavored gelatin mix (such as Jell-O®)

  • 2 pints strawberries, sliced

  • 1 ½ (8 ounce) containers fat-free whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®), or more to taste

  • 1 (16 ounce) prepared pound cake (such as Sara Lee®), cut into cubes


  1. Combine water, sugar, and cornstarch together in a saucepan; cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat until mixture is boiling and thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from stove and stir gelatin mix into sugar mixture until dissolved. Set strawberry glaze aside to cool.

  2. Layer half the strawberries in the bottom of a trifle or glass bowl. Drizzle half the strawberry glaze over strawberry layer until evenly coated. Spread half the whipped topping over strawberry layer; top with pound cake. Layer the remaining strawberries, strawberry glaze, and whipped topping, respectively, over pound cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

380 Calories
8g Fat
75g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 380
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 56g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 35mg 175%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 137mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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