This easy trifle includes layers of cake, fresh berries, and whipped cream. Take a shortcut with store bought pound cake or angel food cake, or make your own. You'll love this simple and beautiful red, white, and blue dessert!
8 - 10cupscubed pound cake or angel food cakesee note
½cupraspberry or strawberry jamheated just enough to make it pourable (not hot)
With a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat heavy cream*, powdered sugar, vanilla and almond extract until soft peaks form, this will take several minutes. Keep the whipped cream refrigerated while you assemble the other components of the recipe.
In a large trifle dish (or individual glasses), layer the cake, whipped cream, berries, and jam. You can layer it anyway you like. I did the following (from the bottom up): whipped cream, cake, berries, whipped cream, cake, jam, whipped cream, berries.
*Makes sure the cream is really cold (straight from the fridge).I prefer pound cake for this recipe because its sturdiness holds up well with the fruit and whipped cream. If you'd like a lighter option you can use angel food cake.If you'd like to also add a layer of vanilla pudding to your trifle, you can! Either make a box mix or use my homemade vanilla pudding recipe. I typically layer the pudding just above the bottom layer of berries.