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Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

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This Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle is the perfect dessert for summer fun entertaining! Your family and friends will love the colorful layers.
Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

It’s a pleasure partnering with Frigidaire Gallery® this year to bring you new fun recipes for your family and friends.  Summer is such a great time to entertain.  You’ll generally find us around the pool with friends daily enjoying great meals together.

I put together a beautiful summer trifle that’s super easy to make.  Gorgeous berries layered with sweet whipped cream and soft vanilla cake pieces make for a delicious dessert to serve all summer long.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

One of my favorite vanilla yellow cake recipes is so simple to prepare.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Add your oil and milk to your bowl.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Sour cream, pudding mix and eggs up next.  Stir until well combined.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Pour batter evenly between two 8-inch cake pans.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Time to bake!

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Seeing my new kitchen come together has been so exciting this summer!  Using my new Frigidaire Gallery® Double Wall Oven has been amazing.  Some of my favorite features so far are the quick preheat that takes just a few minutes, and the true convection option which circulates hot air throughout the oven for faster and more even baking.  Really excited to test this out on my baking, cooking a whole chicken and our turkey dinner during the Holidays.  I can steam clean the oven in 20 minutes and it’s chemical-free and odor- free. Plus the stainless steel is Smudge Proof™!  Score!  Needless to say I am going to be loving this double oven throughout every season.  So exciting!

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

I just used one oven for my cakes today.  Both pans fit nicely on the top shelf.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

These will bake for close to 30 minutes.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Perfect, remove from oven and let cool.  As a time saving tip, bake your cakes up to 3 days in advance.  Cover tightly and store in refrigerator until ready to bake.


Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Make sure your strawberries are washed and dry.  Remove stems and slice.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Wash and dry your vibrant raspberries.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Same with your blueberries.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Once your cakes are cool, cut into cubes and layer the first layer into the bottom of your trifle bowl.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Whipped cream up next!

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Layer some berries over your whipped cream then another layer of cake.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Top with more whipped cream and berries for the top layer.  Get creative and decorate the berries however you’d like.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Such a beautiful dessert!

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

You’ll want to place your trifle into the refrigerator until ready to serve. So excited about my new Frigidaire Gallery® French Door Refrigerator.

The Smudge-Proof™ Stainless Steel resists fingerprints and cleans easily.  So incredibly helpful with all of the busy boys in my house.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

I’m also loving the adjustable interior storage with more than 100 ways to organize and customize. The shelves can flip-up and slide-under to help me make room for tall or large items and the humidity-controlled crisper drawers can be configured any number of ways, either side-by-side or stacked on top of each other, so I can organize the refrigerator any way I want. Heaven knows I’m always moving things around with all of the things I’m cooking and baking, so helpful 🙂

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

My trifle fits perfectly and is ready to be enjoyed! Cover loosely with plastic wrap if desired.  We were digging in right after these photos, so I left mine uncovered.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle



Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 30 min | Total time: 45 min


  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 6 cups sweetened whipped cream
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3.4 ounce box vanilla pudding mix


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray two 8-inch cake pans generously with cooking spray.
  2. Wash and dry strawberries, raspberries and blueberries then place into separate bowls. Place whipped cream into a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Place cake mix, eggs, milk, oil, sour cream and vanilla pudding mix into a large mixing bowl. Stir slowly to combine, then vigorously until batter is well combined. Transfer evenly to prepared cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until baked through. Remove and let cool completely.
  4. Flip cakes over onto parchment paper and cut into 1-1 1/2 inch cubes. Place a layer of cake cubes into a trifle bowl then top with a thick layer of whipped cream. Arrange a layer of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries over cream. Repeat another layer of cake, whipped cream and berries filling to the top of your trifle bowl. Place Trifle into refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.

Makes 8 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery®. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.
Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

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    Carolyn says:

    This is so pretty and perfect for summer. I do wish I had a wall oven, a double one like this. I am always putting my one big oven to the test, I bake so much!

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    LOVE the adjustable shelves in the fridge! Totally comes in handy for trifles like this!!

  4. 4

    Simply beautiful! Perfect for the holiday weekend!

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    I’m loving your new kitchen!! Those appliances look so gorgeous! Speaking of gorgeous, can we talk about this trifle?! So pretty and perfect for summer!

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    JulieD says:

    I love your new kitchen too!!! <3

    This looks like the perfect dessert for summer!!! Love it, Jenny!

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    Maria says:

    So many yummy layers!

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    I just LOVE a trifle!! this is gorgeous!

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    Ashley S says:

    Looks delicious!

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    What a stunning dessert. Perfect for the 4th of July!

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    Totally making this trifle cake for the 4th!

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    Kim Beaulieu says:

    Oh my gosh, those wall ovens, I must have them. Those are gorgeous. A friend of mine has their products and I love cooking at her house.

    This trifle is making me want to run into my kitchen and whip one up immediately. So pretty, and let’s face it, pretty food just tastes better.

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    Charles Rose says:

    i wonder if the layering effect comes from “over creaming” as described here if so it could be tricky to get the 3 layers. I’m not a fan of the “fudgy” layer, but cool effect regardless.

  14. 14

    So nice and easy and so good! Love all of the berries!

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    This cake is perfect for the upcoming holiday weekend! Delish!

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    Is the pudding mix the cooked version or instant?

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