Last night, our daughter’s boyfriend’s parents invited us to their home for a barbecue and my contribution was going to be dessert. I decided I’d make a trifle, which was a good choice because everyone loved it. I had actually never made a trifle before last night, but figured it couldn’t be too hard, and I was right. It was about the easiest dessert you can make. It’s easy, but looks so pretty and tastes like some effort went in to the making of it. Jacob’s father made pulled chicken for dinner that was out of this world delicious. I’m still thinking about it today, it was so good!
For the trifle I bought a frozen pound cake, 3 containers of whipped topping (Note: You can definitely use sugar free whipped topping if you prefer) and strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. I also added white chocolate chips to add as a little surprise within my layers of the trifle. YUM!
I started by cutting the frozen pound cake into bite size pieces and emptying the contents of the whipped topping into one large bowl where it could thaw. On the bottom of my trifle dish, I started by placing half of the pound cake pieces.
I topped the first layer of cake with half of each of the fruits that I’d be using and then half of the whipped topping and then half of the white chocolate chips and repeated the process (cake, fruit, whipped topping and white chocolate chips). I did bring a little bowl of extra whipped topping so that we could add it to each serving if anyone wanted it.
This was so very easy and so tasty! This dessert would make a great addition to any summer barbecue, and most definitely a 4th of July celebration. My husband, Dennis, loved this so I’ll be making another one this weekend for him for Father’s Day.
16 ounce pound cake
16 ounce package of strawberries
6 ounce package of raspberries
6 ounce package of blackberries
6 ounce package of blueberries
3 16-ounce containers of whipped topping
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- Cut pound cake into bite size pieces.
- Cut strawberries in quarters.
- Thaw whipped topping in a large bowl.
- Layer trifle, starting with cake. Next layer 1/2 of the strawberries, 1/2 of the raspberries, 1/2 of the blackberries and 1/2 of the blueberries. Add 1/2 of the thawed whipped topping and 1/2 of the white chocolate chips. Repeat.
Until next time, Kris