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Easy Strawberry Trifle Recipe

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Strawberries are definitely a seasonal fruit, but with the influx of technology, we can find these sweet and tart berries all year long.  With their pretty color, strawberries make a fabulous addition to your Valentine’s Day dinners.  This easy strawberry trifle recipe is sure to be a hit!

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Layer it in a Trifle Bowl or split it into individual servings in glass dessert cups for your Valentine’s Day Party.

Not only does this dessert taste amazing but it looks great sitting on the table. Your friends and family will think you spent hours putting this together, when in reality it took almost no time at all.

I recently served this dessert with my Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes  recipe. The Strawberry Trifle dessert was a perfect match and between dinner and the dessert, I did not have to turn my oven on even once!

What is a dessert trifle recipe?

A dessert trifle is a delicious dessert made by layering cake, custard, fruits, and other flavorful elements together in a deep bowl or glass dish.

The result is a visually pleasing treat that can often be made with simple ingredients easily found around the kitchen.

Depending on personal preference, an individual might substitute or add whatever flavors they find appealing.

With its simplicity and versatility, the dessert trifle is a popular choice for an impressive end to any celebratory meal.

How do you serve dessert trifle?

Serving a dessert trifle can be an enjoyable way to cap off a meal. It can be constructed out of a number of different ingredients, and the display itself can often be eye-catching.

Assembling the trifle typically involves layering cake, custard or pudding, jelly, fruit preserves, and whipped cream.

One should begin by placing some pieces of cake in the bottom of the bowl, then adding layers of pudding or custard before topping that with either jelly or fruit preserves.

Whipped cream is added last to give the trifle a beautiful finishing touch. Served chilled and accompanied by coffee or tea, a dessert trifle can provide guests with an aesthetic experience and comforting flavors.

What are the various flavors of dessert trifles?

A trifle is an indulgent dessert with multiple layers, including cake, fruit, custard, and cream. Trifles are highly versatile as they can be varied in flavor to suit any taste.

From classic combinations such as strawberry and vanilla to decadent flavors like chocolate mud cake and salted caramel, the possibilities are virtually endless when it comes to creating an unusual twist on a traditional favorite.

Other popular flavor combinations for trifles include raspberry and white chocolate, coconut and passionfruit, hazelnut biscuit and banana cream, and zesty lemon-lime with mascarpone mousse.

With such a multitude of potential combinations available and enjoyed worldwide, the art of creating unique trifles has never been more exciting or rewarding.

What makes trifle dessert recipes so unique?

Trifle desserts have been popular for special occasions since the 16th century. Through the centuries, the appeal of trifles has remained due mainly to their unique combination of flavors and texture.

These tempting treats owe much of their popularity to the creative combinations that make up each recipe, whether subbing chocolate sponge cake for traditional pound cake or incorporating wild berries and meringues into more classic recipes.

Furthermore, trifle desserts present an opportunity to mix savory ingredients like custard or jelly while contrasting them with sweet fruit fillings and crunchy nut toppings.

Finally, these elaborate desserts are often served in spectacular glass dishes, making them as beautiful as they are delicious.

All considered trifle desserts remain a timeless classic thanks to their versatility and incomparable flavor experience.

Easy Strawberry Trifle Recipe

Easy Strawberry Trifle Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Easy Strawberry Trifle recipe is great for when you want an awesome dessert without baking.


  • 1 angel food cake
  • 2 quarts of fresh or frozen strawberries Important! Frozen strawberries must be thawed and drained well before using.
  • 6 oz of vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 cups cold milk
  • 8 oz whipped topping


    Slice strawberries and set aside.

    In a large mixing bowl, prepare pudding according to package directions. Carefully fold in one half of the whipped topping and set aside.

    Tear one half of the angel food cake into pieces, placing pieces in a trifle dish or similar dish. Top the cake with one half of the strawberries and then top strawberries with one half of the pudding. Repeat to create a second layer.

    Spread the remaining whipped topping over the pudding and garnish with a few fresh whole or sliced strawberries.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 325mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 4g

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 11th of February 2014

What a yummy dessert, we will love it. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday! Come Back Soon! Miz Helen


Monday 10th of February 2014

This looks fantastic!

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Sunday 9th of February 2014

This looks amazing!!

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Thursday 30th of January 2014

Yummy recipe. Printing off now! :)

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