With it being summer and absolutely smouldering outside, a light and fluffy dessert is all I need. Ice cream, slushies, and sno cones are always a great go-to but what about something outside this list? Well, I decided to try out a quick and easy trifle recipe for the 4th of July. Let’s just say it was a hit with the entire family. It wasn’t too sweet and the cool whip layer gives it the extra fluffiness to make it that perfect dessert when things seem to not get cool enough! I went with a blue velvet cake for this trifle. This cake is so good! It must be the stick of butter needed with the cake mix. So good and moist!
You can of course go with any other cake mix, but this one goes so good with the cool whip and strawberry layer. No worry of it being too dry or crumbly. Plus it is a fun color! A few other options would be to add a little color to the cool whip with only 1-2 drops of food coloring. Not a fan of strawberries? Not a problem! Opt for another fruit. Just note that some fruits may be a little more ‘juicer’ and will change the texture of the trifle a little. I was even contemplating a fruit layer that consisted of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries: yum!
The perfect trifle dessert.
So if you are looking for that perfect dessert that isn’t too sweet or dense and is just enough to satisfy that sweet teeth, this is your dessert. Did I mention it is super easy? Great recipe to put together last minute and perfect for any little bakers in the house that want to help out in the kitchen 🙂 My oldest had a lot fun helping with the layering process.
Hope you all enjoy this Cake and Strawberries Trifle dessert as much as we did!
Light and Fluffy Cake and Strawberries Trifle Dessert
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1-2 cups chopped strawberries Can add more or a less, depending on your love for strawberries
- 2 8 oz tubs cool whip
- Bake the cake as directed on box.
- While the cake is baking, prepare the other ingredients. Wash and cut strawberries and set aside. Gently fold the 1 cup of confectioners sugar with the cool whip. Place back in fridge to chill until needed.
- Once cake has fully cooled, cut it in small square pieces-bite size.
- Time for layering! At the bottom of a trifle dessert dish or a large serving bowl, place 1/3 of the cake. Next layer the cool whip mixture followed by some of the strawberries. Add another layer of cake pieces, cool whip and strawberries until all ingredients are used up, ending with the strawberries on top.
- Cover and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to chill.