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Desserts

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
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 612mg 26%
Potassium 316mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 83g 28%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 49g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 13.2%
Vitamin C 39.9%
Calcium 25.8%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Dinner

Sharing my favorite lasagna recipe with a twist today!  This Mexican Style Lasagna makes the perfect weeknight dinner for the whole family! Flavor packed and simple lasagna recipe to prepare.
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Lasagna Recipe

Nothing like a good lasagna recipe a little different than traditional lasagna!  My Mexican Style Lasagna Recipe is such a perfect weeknight dinner!  Easy dinner ideas are my favorite kind of recipes, this one is the perfect quick fix meal for the whole family!

Be sure to try my Cheesy Sausage Skillet Lasagna too!  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

How To Make Lasagna Mexican Style

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After you brown your meat, add your Taco Seasoning. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside for a few minutes.

 

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You’ll also add some diced green chilies to the Refried Beans.  Add some mild salsa as well.

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Spread a light layer of beans on the bottom of your baking dish. Start layering with some halved taco size tortillas.

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Layer one complete!

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Spread another light layer of beans over tortillas.

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Top with taco meat.

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Top with your salsa rice.

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Repeat all layers again.

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When layers are complete, top with shredded cheddar cheese.

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Ahhhh, perfect!

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Ready for the oven.

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Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes.

 

 

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Top with chopped fresh cilantro before serving. Cut into squares to serve. Look at those fabulous layers! Enjoy!

Mexican Style Lasagna
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef, lasagna, mexican, quick and simple, quick fix meal, simple dinner ideas
Servings: 8
Calories: 352 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Original Taco Seasoning
  • Two 15 ounce cans Old El Paso Refried Beans
  • 4 ounce can Old El Paso chopped green chilies
  • 1 1/2 cups mild prepared salsa divided
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 8 Old El Paso taco size flour tortillas cut in half (you'll use 15 halves)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantr
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef to hot skillet. Cook and crumble until browned. Stir in taco seasoning until well combined. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Place beans, green chilies and 3/4 cup salsa into a large bowl, stirring until well combined.
  4. Place rice and 3/4 cup salsa into large bowl, stirring until well combined.  Top with chopped fresh cilantro and cut into squares and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Style Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 821mg 34%
Potassium 433mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 13.3%
Vitamin C 3.8%
Calcium 26%
Iron 15.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Double Chocolate M and M Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

May 14, 2019 | Tags: , , , ,

Sharing my favorite ice cream sandwich recipe today! This Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich is the perfect sweet treat this summer to keep nice and cool!

Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
This cookie ice cream sandwich is so much fun to prepare and the whole family loves them. You can even prepare these ahead of time, wrap and freeze until ready to serve.  The perfect summer treat!  Hope you enjoy!

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Chicken Caprese Pasta

Chicken Caprese Pasta Bake

Apr 25, 2019 | Tags: , , ,

Sharing one of my favorite pasta recipes today!  This Chicken Caprese Pasta Recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner for pizza and pasta night!

Pasta Recipes
Pasta recipes are some of my very favorite kind of recipes to create!  I’ve developed a simple and ultra flavorful caprese pasta recipe the whole family is going to love. Plus it’s done in about 30 minutes! Score!

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Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers

Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadsticks Recipe

Apr 23, 2019 | Tags: , , ,

Sharing my favorite breadsticks recipe today!  Wait until you try these Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers! They couldn’t be more simple to prepare and are flavor packed, not to mention perfect for parties!

 
Breadsticks Recipe
This breadstick recipe is also a chicken taco all rolled into one!  One of my kids favorite weeknight meals…even so great for parties!  I thought it would be fun to develop a fun party recipe great for serving a house full of guests.  These are so simple, the kids will love helping put these breadstick dippers together. Watch the smiles across the room when you bring these to the table. Cheesy and chicken taco delicious!

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Reese's Peanut Butter Puff Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reese’s Peanut Butter Puff’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Apr 18, 2019 | Tags: , , ,

Sharing my easy chocolate chip cookies today! These Reese’s Peanut Butter Puff’s Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfectly buttery crisp with the slightest hint of peanut butter from the cereal. You’ve got to try these!

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
There is nothing like a batch of homemade cookies. The cookie dough, the warm cookies right out of the oven. Just doesn’t get much better! Sharing one of my favorite cookie recipes with you today that you are going to LOVE. I added some Reese’s Peanut Butter Puff’s to the dough and these are delicious!

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Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meals

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal

Apr 16, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

This Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal is perfect for taking dinner to a friend or having on hand for a last minute dinner!

Enchiladas for dinner are one of our very favorite dinner recipes. Having freezer meals are so great to pull out when time is short for is dinner. Some nights I am scrambling to get dinner on the table, so I appreciate having freezer meals available. These chicken enchiladas are going to knock your socks off!

Be sure to check out my Weeknight Chicken Enchiladas too!

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Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs

Apr 9, 2019 | Tags: , , ,

Sharing my Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Recipes with you today! Perfect way to start your day. Having healthy smoothie recipes is going to make your mornings a delight! Enjoy 🙂

Delicious smoothie recipes sure make my mornings less hectic! Having these smoothie freezer packs ready to go in your freezer make for a simple and healthy breakfast choice.

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Jenny Flake

Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!