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This Easy Strawberry Trifle Is The Perfect Summer Dessert

This Easy Strawberry Trifle Is The Perfect Summer Dessert

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This delicious strawberry trifle is so easy to make with fresh strawberry fruit and a simple vanilla custard pudding.

What do you get when you create layers of strawberries, pound cake, pudding and whipped cream? A strawberry trifle! The combination of these layers and flavors is the perfect summer treat for your summer party, potluck, picnic, or bbq.

Bonus, no baking required as we used a store-bought pound cake and instant vanilla pudding.

This trifle dessert is so simple my 4 year old @DashBakesTheGreats was able to make it!

strawberry trifle recipe

strawberry trifle recipe

strawberry trifle recipe

strawberry trifle recipe

Why is the dessert called a trifle?

A trifle is an English dessert most often consisting of sponge or pound cake that has been soaked in brandy, sherry, or white wine. It’s traditionally layered with custard, jam, or fruit and finally is topped with whipped cream. 

At trifle is typically served as a dessert in glass dessert cups or a deep, round dish, a trifle dish showing all of its delicious layers.

Could you make substitutions to the Strawberry Trifle recipe?

There are so many trifle recipes in general online. The possibilities are endless really. For this particular recipe you could make your own pound cake and homemade custard.

A berry mix of raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and/or blackberries would make this even more festive for the 4th of July or Memorial Day.

If you’d like to add some chocolate, a layer of chocolate syrup drizzle on top of the custard layer would also be delicious as well as with chocolate pound cake and chocolate pudding.

You could also consider using a strawberry-flavored yogurt instead of the pudding. 

strawberry trifle recipe

strawberry trifle recipe

How many layers in a desert trifle? 

Three layers are ideal but depending on what ingredients or type of trifle you decide to make, you could easily make it two or even 4 layers. Cutting into each layer and getting a little bit of each ingredient is key. 

How do you serve a trifle to your guests?

As everyone admires all of the delicious layers through the glass dish, you know they will want a part of each layer! Simply scoop out a section of the trifle with a large and long enough spoon. Keeping the layers mostly intact, scoop all the way down to the bottom of the trifle dish 

Strawberry Trifle – Ingredients:

Pound cake cubed (we used store-bought, total about 1.5 pounds)

Sliced strawberries (at least two pints)

Vanilla pudding mix (5.1 oz Jello Vanilla pudding)

2 Cups milk

1 Pint of heavy cream (to make fresh whipped cream)

1/4 cup powdered Sugar

How do you make Strawberry Trifle dessert?

Add two cups of milk and the vanilla pudding mix in a stand mixer or use a hand mixer. Beat according to the directions until your pudding is formed. 

Set aside the pudding and then make the whipped cream by mixing a pint of heavy whipping cream and the powdered sugar in a stand mixer or hand mixer on medium to high speed until stiff peaks form.  Do not overbeat or the cream will curdle and turn into butter! 

Reserve 1/4 of the whipped cream in a bowl and place in the refrigerator. 

Add the remaining whipped cream to the vanilla pudding mixture and softly fold until a light and airy custard is formed. 

Refrigerated the custard until you are ready to form the trifle. 

When you’re ready to assemble the trifle, slice your pound cake into cubes.

Layer one-third of the pound cake into the bottom of the trifle dish. 

Add 1/3 of your custard on top and layer with strawberries. You can add strawberries on the sides for a decorative touch. 

Repeat with another pound cake, custard and strawberry layer twice more. 

Add your reserved 1/4 of whipped cream on top of your last custard layer and add strawberries on top. C

Chill the trifle in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 

Be sure to check out Dash’s baking Instagram @DashBakesTheGreats for more kids baking ideas and inspiration. Check out all his recipes HERE. 

strawberry trifle recipe

strawberry trifle

Strawberry Trifle Recipe

This delicious strawberry trifle is so easy to make with fresh strawberry fruit and a simple vanilla custard pudding.
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • Pound cake cubed (we used store-bought, total about 1.5 pounds of pound cake)
  • Sliced strawberries (at least two pints)
  • Vanilla pudding mix (5.1 oz box of Jello Vanilla pudding)
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 1 Pint of heavy cream (to make fresh whipped cream)
  • 1/4 cup powdered Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Add two cups of milk and the vanilla pudding mix in a stand mixer or use a hand mixer. Beat according to the directions until your pudding is formed. 
    Set aside the pudding and then make the whipped cream by mixing a pint of heavy whipping cream and the powdered sugar in a stand mixer or hand mixer on medium to high speed until stiff peaks form.  Do not overbeat or the cream will curdle and turn into butter! 
    Reserve 1/4 of the whipped cream in a bowl and place in the refrigerator. 
    Add the remaining whipped cream to the vanilla pudding mixture and softly fold until a light and airy custard is formed. 
    Refrigerated the custard until you are ready to form the trifle. 
    When you're ready to assemble the trifle, slice your pound cake into cubes.
    Layer one-third of the pound cake into the bottom of the trifle dish. 
    Add 1/3 of your custard on top and layer with strawberries. You can add strawberries on the sides for a decorative touch. 
    Repeat with another pound cake, custard and strawberry layer twice more. 
    Add your reserved 1/4 of whipped cream on top of your last custard layer and add strawberries on top. C
    Chill the trifle in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 

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