Summer Berry Trifle

We sped up the preparation of a traditional English trifle by layering whipped cream, macerated berries and store-bought angel food cake. This recipe is flexible—you can soak the cake in flavored liqueurs or sweet or fortified wine, assemble it in a large trifle bowl or individual serving dishes, and use any seasonal fruit you may have on hand.

Summer Berry Trifle
Photo: Brittany Conerly
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 3 cups sliced strawberries

  • 2 cups blueberries

  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest

  • 6 tablespoons orange juice, divided

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 6 cups cubed angel food cake (8 ounces)

  • ¼ cup liqueur or fortified wine, such as amaretto, frangelico, sherry or madeira


  1. Stir strawberries, blueberries, 2 tablespoons orange juice and sugar together in a large bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, beat cream, vanilla and orange zest in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.

  3. Toss cake with the remaining 4 tablespoons orange juice and liqueur (or fortified wine) in a large bowl.

  4. Place half the cake in a trifle bowl or other large serving bowl. Top with half of the berries, then half of the whipped cream. Repeat the layers with the cake, berries and whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

205 Calories
11g Fat
23g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 205
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 15g
Added Sugars 6g 12%
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Vitamin A 479IU 10%
Vitamin C 32mg 36%
Vitamin D 19IU 5%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 21mcg 5%
Vitamin K 7mcg 6%
Sodium 106mg 5%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Magnesium 12mg 3%
Potassium 156mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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