This red, white, and blue trifle is made with strawberries, blueberries, cool whip, and premade angel food cake. It will be the star of your summer table. This cake is super light, requires no cooking, and comes together quickly.
Trifles are such a nostalgic dessert for me. They remind me of my Granny in the best sort of way. The woman is absolutely amazing, but she is not a cook!
She is a devout Baptist living in the South. Like any good Southern Christian woman, she feeds people. She hosts a big family on holidays, brings food after a funeral, and brings a dish to the church potluck. But, as I said, she doesn’t like to cook. Enter the trifle.
This isn’t one of Granny’s trifles, but she would approve.
This simple no-cook dessert is perfect for summer gatherings and potlucks. It uses a premade angel food cake from a grocery store bakery. Then, takes it to the next level with whipped topping, cream cheese, and loads of fresh berries. It is relatively light and fresh, comes together in a few minutes, and requires no cooking.
Making the trifle
While this recipe doesn’t require any cooking, you will need a hand mixer to make the cream cheese filling.
I like to make this with whipped topping because it holds its shape so nicely and, well, nostalgia. You can absolutely use whipped cream if you want.
Tips & Tricks
This can be made the night before. Just cover tightly and store in the fridge until ready to serve. If you don’t have a trifle dish, take another tip from Granny and use the upside-down plastic dome from the angel food cake to make the trifle.
If your whipped topping is spilling over the top, stick a few wooden skewers down in the trifle before covering it with plastic wrap. This will preserve the top!
If you want to serve this at a picnic or potluck, know it can’t be left out for more than 2 hours.
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