Easy Fresh Berry Trifle Recipe

I know, you want a big ole’ spoonful of this sweet and yummy goodness. I can’t blame you. I have made it twice in a week. We are all pretty much hooked. And did I mention it is simple to make..semihomemade at its finest! And you can see it can be made two different ways!

Start with a store bought angel food cake. A big one or the individual cakes. I found the individual ones at Costco. No pressure and fairly affordable.

For a full 13 x 9 pan, tear the whole cake into bite size pieces. If you are making it in an eight or nine inch square pan you probably only need about half the pan.

Or place the individual cakes on a serving platter.

Once the cake is ready, grab a package of instant vanilla pudding and two cups of cold milk. I might have used 1 1/2 cups of evaporated milk with an additional 1/2 cup of milk.

Mix together with pudding mix for two minutes.

Now, if you like cream cheese, add about 4 ounces of softened cream cheese and about 2/3 of a container of cool whip.

I also add a teaspoon of vanilla. I really like the vanilla flavor.

Pour over the angel food cake pieces.

Pop in the fridge for a few minutes to let the pudding mixture set up a little.

Then cover with the remaining cool whip and an additional half a container. This is for a 13 x 9 pan again. If using a square pan, put a little less cool whip in the pudding and use remaining on top. Then begin to add the berries of choice. About 2 cups total of berries.

This a great recipe to make with kids. Little hands are perfect for berry placement.

And it is more fun to eat fresh berries when there is cool whip involved!

This tastes as pretty as it looks. I made it for our bible study group and had not a single serving left. Lick your pan clean goodness.

easy berry trifle

Easy Fresh Berry Trifle

Easy Fresh Berry Trifle

This is a simple dessert that will leave your friends scraping the pan clean. Plus you can sneak fresh fruit into your family's diets.


  • 1 whole Prepared Angel Food Cake (store Bought Or Your Favorite Recipe)
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 package Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix (1.5 Oz)
  • 4 ounces, weight Softened Cream Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1-½ container Cool Whip (8 Ounce Containers)
  • 2 cups Fresh Berries (strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries Or Combination)


  1. Tear angel food cake into bite size pieces and line the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.
  2. Mix cold milk and pudding mix together for 2 minutes. Add cream cheese and mix completely together. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Fold in 2/3 of a container of Cool Whip.
  3. Pour over angel food cake and refrigerate for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Use the remaining 1/3 container of Cool Whip and about ½ of the other container of Cool Whip and completely cover the cake and pudding.
  5. Add berries and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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  1. Lana says

    YUM! I made something like this over the weekend. I layered the cake, pudding mix, and strawberries about three times. It's all gone now!

  2. Beatriz says

    Looks delicious & simple. Can't wait to try it this weekend. :) my little one might eat all the berries while helping so I'll make sure I have extra on hand.

  3. The Durrer Family says

    Looks heavenly! Last night we had vanilla ice cream topped with sliced fresh strawberries, chocolate syrup and whipped cream… Yum! Fresh fruit are a dessert all their own.

  4. Liz @ Two Maids a Milking says

    Yummy Yummy!! I'm sure your helper enjoyed it!! Thanks for linking to 2 Maids a Baking!!

  5. Cranberry Morning says

    I would eat this just because of the beauty of the thing!! Love the pics of Lil' Betty Crocker. ;-) This is a gorgeous dessert. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Gooseberry Patch says

    YUM! So easy and tasty enough to make it twice in a week…can't beat that. Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. Miz Helen says

    Hi Leah,
    You sure do have a precious little helper today, she is just adorable. Your Fresh Berry Trifle looks delicious. Very cool and refreshing and easy. I really like the easy part. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

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