EASY Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

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  • Strawberry Shortcake Trifle – Delicious blend of buttery pound cake, sweet whipped cream and juicy strawberries. The perfect no-bake summer dessert to make for a crowd!

    This strawberry shortcake trifle really could not be easier to make! It’s one of my favorite no-bake desserts and is perfect for summer. Some of my other top picks are chocolate lasagna, Oreo ice cream cake, pineapple fluff, lemon coconut cream lasagna and watergate salad.

    strawberry shortcake trifle in a mini trifle jar on top of a white paper doilie

    Strawberry shortcake cups

    If I had to choose a favorite fruit, it would definitely be strawberries! They are one of my favorite things about summer. We buy the giant four-pound containers of strawberries all summer long and eat them with almost every meal.

    Being the dessert lover that I am, I really love using them to whip up something sweet, too! I love that they are so flavorful that it doesn’t take much to make them into a show-stopping dessert.

    This strawberry shortcake trifle is one of our favorite treats! It’s ready in about ten minutes, so easy that the kids can help make it, and it has just a few easy ingredients. It’s a favorite for bringing to parties because it’s so simple and everyone loves it!

    How to make a strawberry trifle

    Make the whipped cream. You’ll start by beating some heavy cream with a little sugar and vanilla to make a delicious homemade whipped cream.

    whipped cream ingredients in a glass stand mixer

    Chop the strawberries. Next you’ll chop some fresh strawberries. I like to dice them into decently small pieces since the trifle jars are on the smaller side.

    dicing strawberries for strawberry trifle

    Dice the pound cake into cubes. Then you’ll cut your pound cake into cubes. I found these giant pound cake cupcakes at Costco and used three of them, but a regular loaf of pound cake would work great, too.

    pound cake cubes for strawberry trifle

    Layer your strawberry trifles. Next it’s time to start layering! Add some pound cake to each serving glass, top with strawberries, dollop on some whipped cream, and repeat.

    Serving tips: The easy trifle recipe makes six individual servings in mini trifle jars. If you’re serving a larger group, you could easily double (or even triple) the recipe and serve it in a glass bowl or trifle dish (like I did in my brownie strawberry trifle recipe).

    I also served mine on top of white paper doilies to give it an extra special touch. :)

    assembling mini strawberry shortcake trifles

    In just a few minutes, you have a completely gorgeous and delicious strawberry trifle dessert! Each bite is a delicious blend of buttery pound cake, sweet whipped cream, and juicy strawberries. Really, what could be better than that? Yum!

    mini strawberry shortcake trifle with whipped cream and sliced strawberry on top

    Tips for this easy trifle recipe

    • I love to use pound cake, but vanilla cake or angel food cake taste great as well.
    • Store bought whipped cream will work too.
    • More of a chocolate lover? Make a brownie strawberry trifle instead!
    • Can serve in 6 mini trifle jars or double/triple the recipe and serve in a big trifle dish.
    • To make-ahead: Assemble the mini trifles a few hours in advance and store in fridge until ready to serve.

    spoonful of strawberry shortcake trifle

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    Strawberry Trifle Recipe

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: strawberry shortcake trifle, strawberry trifle, strawberry trifle recipe
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 321
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Strawberry Shortcake Trifle - Delicious blend of buttery pound cake, sweet whipped cream and juicy strawberries. The perfect no-bake summer dessert to make for a crowd! 

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 3 Tablespoons sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 loaf pound cake , cut into cubes
    • 2 cups strawberries , chopped

    Instructions

    • In a medium bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the heavy cream on medium-low speed until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and vanilla, and beat until soft peaks form.
    • Next chop the strawberries. Then cut the pound cake into 1-inch cubes.
    • To assemble the trifle, divide the pound cake in half and distribute evenly between six individual serving glasses. Sprinkle half the strawberries over the top, then add a dollop of whipped cream. Repeat with remaining pound cake, strawberries, and whipped cream.

    Notes

    • I love to use pound cake, but vanilla cake or angel food cake taste great as well.
    • Store bought whipped cream will work too.
    • More of a chocolate lover? Make a brownie strawberry trifle instead!
    • To make for a crowd, double the recipe and assemble in a glass bowl or trifle dish. 
    • To make-ahead: Assemble the trifle up to 3 hours in advance and store in fridge until ready to serve.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 660IU | Vitamin C: 28.5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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    Originally written by Alicia from The Baker Upstairs.

    strawberry trifle topped with whipped cream and a fresh strawberry

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