Quick and Simple Berry Trifle

This elegant dessert is so light, so simple, and so delicious…perfect for a warm Spring or Summer day. The juice from the berries naturally soak into the angle food cake. The homemade whipping cream adds a special touch to this “semi-homemade” Berry Trifle. Your guests will be delighted!


Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, whipping cream, {sugar}, 1 store purchased Angel Food Cake, a trifle bowl.

Cut strawberries and rinse all berries in a colander.

Mix berries {beautiful, aren’t they?}

Pour whipping cream into a large mixing bowl and beat on high until soft peaks form. Please know that you can over mix whipping cream and it will loose it’s creamy smooth texture.

Add 1/2 cup of sugar to whipping cream and beat for 30 seconds until combined. {Yes, you may substitute Cool Whip if you need to…but the extra 5 mins to make your own whipped cream is SO worth it in this particular dessert}.

You are ready to layer! Start by simply tearing large pieces of angel food cake apart and layering them at the bottom of your trifle bowl. Add berries, then whipping cream. Repeat 3 times.


Quick and Simple Berry Trifle
Serves: 12
Prep time:
Total time:
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup black berries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blue berries
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 store purchased angel food cake
  1. Beat whipping cream with sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form- set aside.
  2. Cube angel food cake.
  3. Rinse all berries and begin layering: Cake, whipping cream, berries.
  4. End with whipping cream and berries for a garnish



  1. Amanda Fuller says:

    How does your family eat dessert every day and stay skinny? The recipe looks great for spring:)

    • Oh Amanda lol- I only make dessert for when company is over. Being that i have so many food intolerances, its likely i don’t get to eat a lot of them, but I will taste them to make sure they’re good . I participate in crossfit 4x a week and spinning 2x a week. I’m a girl who has to exercise!!!! I do envy the ladies out there with amazing metabolisms, but that is not me lol 😉

  2. This looks really good! Love the presentation! Looks like it took hours to make, yet it is so easy 🙂

  3. Super delicious and refreshing with summer coming up. Thanks for the great recipe!!

  4. Looks so delicious! I have been enjoying trying new trifle recipes. I will have to give this a try! And you are right – fresh whipped cream is definitely worth the time!

  5. This looks so yummy and light! Can’t wait to have an opportunity to make this!

  6. Aw!!!!! My momma (a preacher’s wife) used to make this all the time for church pot lucks! ! So so good! Thanks for the throw back, I think it’s time I give it a try and impress my husband 😉

  7. So how is it served? I mean if I pick up a small plate or a side plate how do I move one serving from this big thing to my plate. Just asking. Thanks in advance


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