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Red, White, and Blue Berry Trifle

Buttery sponge cake, creamy fluufy whipped cream and fresh juicy berries for the best trifle ever.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 348kcal

Ingredients

SPONGE CAKE

  • ½ pound 2 sticks butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Trifle Assembly

  • 1+ cup Blueberries use as little or as much berries as desired
  • 1+ cup Strawberries use as little or as much berries as desired
  • 1+ cup raspberries use as little or as much berries as desired
  • 4 cups Whipped Cream

Instant Vanilla Pudding

  • 6 oz instant vanilla pudding package
  • 3 cups cold milk

Instructions

Pound Cake

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Cream butter and sugar together; add sour cream.
  • Sift flour and baking soda together.
  • Add to creamed mixture.
  • Alternately add eggs, one at a time, beating after each.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan and bake for 1 hour 20 minutes. (Check at about 1 hour and 10mins) Or a 9x13 pan for about an hour.
  • Bake a few hours in advance to assembling, so the cake is thoroughly cool before layering.

Whip cream and pudding mixture

  • Make Instant vanilla pudding according to directions. Stirring together powder and milk and mixing for 2 minutes. allow to chill and thicken in fridge for about 5 minutes. Gently fold in your two cups of whipped cream.

Trifle

  • When ready to layer cut cake into about 1inch slices, then cube those slices.
  • Place a layer of cake cubes down into your trifle bowl. Press them in so they are packed nice and tight.
  • Add 2 cups whipped cream mixture onto the cake, smoothing out to the edges. Then top with sliced strawberries and a layer of blue berries.
  • Repeat by adding remaining cake, 2 more cups of whipped cream and remaining berries.
  • For the top layer, arrange strawberries and blue berries a little more decoratively.
  • refridgerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

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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. 

HOW TO LAYER YOUR TRIFLE

This is the fun part! I like to make 2-3 layers. Decide on how many layer you are going to make and pre-divide the food up into those portions. 

FAQ's

CAN I MAKE THIS AHEAD OF TIME? 

yes! If you are making it 1-2 days ahead of time, bake your cake, make your cream and prepare your fruit  but DO NOT layer until a few hours before serving. Keep all three in separate air tight containers in the fridge.
For the day of, you can make it as soon as you get up and let it sit in the fridge, covered, until serving. 

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST? 

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should last a few days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 513IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg