Summer Berry Trifle Dessert

4 people
30 min

Make this easy no-bake summer berry trifle dessert in under 30 minutes! With angel food cake, pudding, fresh berries, and whip cream layered in a mason jar, it’s both delicious and fun to serve.

Summer Berry Trifle Dessert

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In the Midwest, the month of July can be summed up in three words. Hot, humid, and did I mention HOT?!? Because of these tropical-like temperatures, during the summer months, our menu consists of a lot of grilling recipes and simple meals that don’t require the use of the oven or the stove.

But sometimes a girl just needs dessert. The solution? This easy summer berry trifle dessert. It is the perfect summer treat. And the best part? There’s no baking required!


You only need six ingredients to make this quick and easy 30-minute dessert. I used strawberries and blueberries for this trifle, but you can also add other fruit like fresh raspberries or blackberries.

Summer Berry Trifle Dessert Ingredients

  • 1 pre-baked angel food cake (cut into cubes)
  • 16 ounces fresh stawberries
  • 6 ounces fresh blueberries
  • 1 box vanilla flavored instant pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 8 ounces whipped cream

Summer Berry Trifle Dessert Instructions

Prepare The Angel Food Cake

To begin, cut the pre-made angel food cake into 1-1/2 cubes and set aside.

*Note, traditional angel food cake is not gluten-free because it’s made with regular flour. If you’d like to use a gluten-free cake for this dessert, try [THIS] recipe from What Molly Made.

Prepare The Pudding

In a medium mixing bowl, add 2 cups of cold milk to the vanilla flavored instant pudding. Whisk the pudding and milk together for two minutes and then set in the refrigerator to chill.

Assemble The Trifle

Finally, it’s time to assemble the trifle. To begin, divide the pudding in half and carefully spoon an equal amount of pudding in each mason jar. I love to use [THESE] 8-ounce jelly jars. They’re the perfect size for desserts (and they can be used for canning too).

Next, Add a layer of angel food cake and sprinkle with fresh berries. Repeat the layers until there are two layers each of pudding, cake, and berries.

Top the last layer of berries with whipped cream and garnish with extra berries.

How To Store Leftover Trifle

Because this dessert includes dairy products, any leftover trifle will need to be refrigerated. To store the leftover trifle, cover each mason jar with plastic wrap to help keep it fresh. The angel food cake will get soggy quickly due to the pudding, so the trifle should be refrigerated for no more than 2-3 days.

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Summer Berry Trifle Dessert
Recipe details
  • 4  people
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 1 pre-baked angle food cake (cubed)
  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries
  • 8 ounces fresh blueberries
  • 1 box vanilla flavored instant pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 8 ounces whipped cream
Prepare the Cake
Cut prepared angel food cake into 1-1/2 inch cubes.
Prepare the Pudding
In a medium mixing bowl, add 2 cups cold milk to vanilla flavored instant pudding. Whisk together for 2 minutes and place in refrigertor to chill.
Assemble the Trifle
Place half of the pudding in the bottom of a trifle bowl or split evenly between four 8-ounce mason jars.
Add half of the cubed angel food on top of the pudding and sprinkle with fresh berries.
Repeat the layers.
Top the final layer of berries with whipped cream and garnish with extra berries as desired.
Jen Svendsen| Midwest Life and Style
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