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Fresh Berry Trifle

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fresh berry trifle

We are gearing up for a few months of travel starting this weekend. 

That didn't stop me from still buying baskets of fresh berries when I saw them for sale at our local farmers stand. I thought for a second that it might not be a good idea to buy so much fresh fruit when we won't be home to enjoy it… but then I remembered my little one can eat 3 baskets of berries as a snack so buying 10 baskets today will likely last us 2 days (if we are lucky) so we would have plenty of time to enjoy them before we are off on another adventure… and I was right. She gobbled them up and asked for more. So I went back to the farmers stand and bought even more. This time I saved some to make this fresh berry trifle.

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I was raised eating trifle. 

Extra strawberries meant strawberry shortcake trifle. Extra chocolate cake meant chocolate trifle. I was taught that there is no wrong way to make trifle so there are no rules for trifle in our house.

Berry season pretty much guarantees there will be trifle. And that makes me very happy.

fresh berry dessert

Ready to make some trifle? Awesome… me too!


  • 1 loaf of Angel Food Cake, broken into large pieces. Hand tearing works best.
  • 4 cups of fresh whipped cream. I like to use whipped coconut cream too. No sweetener added.
  • 4 cups of berries. I used strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
  • 1 cups of thawed and smashed frozen berries or you can smash fresh berries to make this. I like to use the frozen berries because it adds more liquid. Just make sure that your frozen berries do not have any added sugar or sweeteners.

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  1. Start with a layer of cake at the bottom.
  2. Add a drizzle of the smashed berries.
  3. Add a layer of whipped cream.
  4. Add a layer of the fresh berries.
  5. Repeat the layers above.
  6. Top with a mound of fresh berries.
  7. Chill for a couple hours or eat immediately if you are impatient like me.

angel food and fresh berries

fresh berry trifle

What is your favorite berry dessert?

Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. I’m sure ready to make some fresh berry trifle. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a trifle before or it I did, I didn’t know what it meant. This looks amazing. Thanks for your recipe.

  2. I absolutely love fresh berries! This looks so healthy and yummy. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  3. Looks lovely, How long does it take to actually eat something like huge? Would you make that for a party?

  4. This looks so delicious i wish i could taste it. I will have to make this recipe this weekend for dessert. I like fresh berries on a sponge cake with ice cream as a treat.

  5. That’s absolutely mouthwatering!!! I am so happy this is the season for berries once more!

  6. This looks so yummy and like it would make a great snack for the mid afternoon. I’m so glad it’s berry season once again because I cannot get enough of them!

  7. This looks so freaking good, I don’t think I would be able to put it all together without eating it all to start with. This would be a big hit with the kids as they love all of these things.

  8. We saw someone do a similar dish on a cooking show recently and commented how nice it looked. Now we have a recipe to try out! Thanks.

  9. YUM> These are one of my favorite types of dessert. I can not wait for berries to start coming into season around here. I prefer to use fresh berries instead of frozen though

  10. My experience with trifles is from the show Friends. Seeing yours and reading the recipe I realized it’s not that overwhelming and is a pretty healthy treat! Thank you for sharing.

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