Simple Patriotic Berry Trifle

Berry Trifle with Angel Food Cake Star cutouts

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This Berry Trifle looks fancy but comes together so quickly for a perfect dessert for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and more!



Filling Ingredients:

  • 20 oz angel food cake, cut into stars and 1” cubes – I used about 2 blocks.
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 lb fresh blueberries

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened at room temp
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Tip: If you’re pressed for time, you can replace the frosting with two containers of Cool Whip!


  • Small star cookie cutter (about 1-2 inches)
  • Trifle Dish


Frosting Directions:

  1. Beat together 1 lb cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar on medium speed until creamy and combined.
  2. With mixer on, pour in 2 cups heavy cream and continue beating on high until whipped and fluffy.
  3. Add 1/2 tsp vanilla and beat until incorporated.

Assembling the Berry Trifle:

  1. Using a small star cookie cutter, cut one of the Angel Food Cakes into stars and place around the side of the trifle dish.
  2. Add 1/3 of your sliced angel food cake into the bottom center of your trifle.
  3. Add 1/3 of your cream and loosely spread it over cake pieces.
  4. Add 1/2 of the sliced strawberries.
  5. Repeat with remaining ingredients (adding blueberries for the second fruit layer).
  6. Frost the top with last 1/3 of cream and decorate with star shaped strawberry.

Optional: Roll out blue or red fondant and use a star cookie cutter for the star shapes on top of the trifle!


Tip: You can use a larger star-shaped cookie cutter to lightly make a star imprint along the top of your trifle to use as a guide for your star-shaped strawberries.