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Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle Recipe

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

You are in for such a treat with my Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle recipe!  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.

The definition of a trifle is a cold dessert of sponge cake and fruit covered with layers of custard, jelly, and cream.

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Ingredients You’ll Need For This Trifle

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

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Add your oil and milk to your bowl.

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

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Pour batter evenly between two 8-inch cake pans.


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Time to bake!  Yassss!

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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.

Always Wash Your Fruit!

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

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Wash and dry your vibrant raspberries.

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Same with your blueberries.

How to Assemble Your Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

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

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Whipped cream up next!

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

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

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Such a beautiful dessert!

Tips For Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

  • Cut fruit ahead of time. Slice it nicely as this is a very visual dessert.
  • You can bake your cake 2 days ahead of time to save time day of serving.
  • Use a clear, clean trifle dish to serve. Makes dessert look gorgeous.
  • Play around with other fruit and even other sweet toppings. With a trifle dessert, any of your favorites work great!
  • Chill dessert until ready to serve.
Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

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

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: berry trifle, easy holiday dessert, easy trifle recipe, english trifle recipe, holiday dessert, strawberry trifle, strawberry trifle recipe, trifle dessert, trifle recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 661 kcal
  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts
Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 661 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 132mg44%
Sodium 612mg27%
Potassium 316mg9%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 49g54%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 660IU13%
Vitamin C 32.9mg40%
Calcium 258mg26%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    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!

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    Simply beautiful! Perfect for the holiday weekend!

  4. 4
    JulieD says:

    I love your new kitchen too!!! <3

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

  5. 5
    Maria says:

    So many yummy layers!

  6. 6

    I just LOVE a trifle!! this is gorgeous!

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    Ashley S says:

    Looks delicious!

  8. 8

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

  9. 9

    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.

  12. 12

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

  13. 13

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

  14. 14

    Great article and subject! Thanks 😀 It’s an amazing post. Thank you again! It sounds like good. You are gathering lots of different ideas in your blog. Good work my friends. Instead of thinking about what you haven’t written, look at how much you HAVE written 🙂

  15. 15
    Karen says:

    Do you use instant pudding or the kind u cook?

  16. 16
    Christy says:

    Is the pudding mix the cooked version or instant?

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    Emma Verxn says:

    Avriq India

  20. 20

    I love a trifle — a beautiful presentation but without any fussiness to get it to look just right. A win in my book! This looks amazing and love that it’s loaded with berries!

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    Melissa says:

    This looks so incredible! It is an ideal dessert for summer and perfect for this weekend!

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