Dessert | July 2, 2017

Red, White, and Blue Berry Trifle

The 4th of July always comes upon us quickly. Summer has us so busy playing, working and soaking up the sun! If you are anything like me you’ve got a million things to do and not a million hours. So the question is.. what can you bring to the big holiday party? What can you make that will look like you have all the time in the world to bake amazing treats?! This, my friends, is this answer…red white and blue berry trifle.

berry trifle in a glass dish

Beautiful, impressive, and EASY!!!! {Not to mention tasty and fresh.}

overhead shot of fresh berry trifle

Pound Cake for the trifle

To make this berry trifle I used our Pound Cake Recipe. Our pound cake recipe works perfectly because it is a rich, moist cake that can stand alone nicely but add a few toppings and it’s complete.

An overhead shot of a Red, White, and Blue Berry Trifle with fresh fruit

Stop thinking to yourself about running to the store for some fake cake… this cake is amazing and totally worth the time. I might be a little bit of a cake snob. I love cake. And the more I make home cakes from scratch the more convinced I am the boxed and store bought just don’t measure up. I will eat them all the same, but fresh homemade cake from scratch is where it is at…. UNLESS the cake is being purchased from a cake specialty store. But even then.. if I am going to pay that much for a cake it had better be amazing!

Red, White, and Blue Berry Trifle on a plate with fork
 
A piece of Red, White, and Blue Berry Trifle on a plate
This baby is going to spur a lot of compliments, and it’s from scratch, and you did it. Feel happy about that!  Have fun and Happy Fourth! Love America!  
A close up of a Red, White, and Blue Berry Trifle
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Red, White, and Blue Berry Trifle
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 

This Red White & Blue Berry Trifle is the perfect dessert for your summer holiday festivities. It's elegant, delicious and beautiful! plus, patriotic!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berry trifle
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 409 kcal
Author: Aubrey
Ingredients
  • 1/2 lb 2 sticks butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Whipped Cream or Vanilla pudding
Instructions
Pound Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together; add sour cream.
  3. Sift flour and baking soda together.
  4. Add to creamed mixture.
  5. Alternately add eggs, one at a time, beating after each.
  6. Add vanilla.
  7. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan and bake for 1 hour 20 minutes. (Check at about 1 hour and 10mins)
  8. Bake a few hours in advance to assembling, so the cake is thoroughly cool before layering.
Trifle
  1. When ready to layer cut cake into about 1inch slices, then cube those slices.
  2. Place a layer of cake cubes down into your trifle bowl. Press them in so they are packed nice and tight.
  3. Add a heavy layer of whipped cream onto the cake, smoothing out to the edges. Then top with sliced strawberries and a layer of blue berries.
  4. Repeat these layers one more time.
  5. For the top layer, arrange strawberries and blue berries a little more decoratively.
Recipe Notes

Have some fun and use your creativity! Anything is going to look good with fresh berries! I even took some slices of strawberries and cut them into little stars for a more patriotic theme. Way cute. and dang good.

Nutrition Facts
Red, White, and Blue Berry Trifle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 182mg8%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 570IU11%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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