Welcome back to Haley’s Beauty Room! Last night I attended a larger get together and wanted to make sure that I brought a dessert that would be sure to impress the masses. It was a very berry trifle with delicious cream and homemade raspberry jam.
Trifles are great dishes to bring as they can serve as many or as little as you would like and they are incredibly simple to assemble. Plus, they look like you spent hours making it, so other guests will be asking you all night about your skills. I personally love this berry trifle, especially for the warmer months, as it is not as heavy as say a brownie trifle and it pairs well with a lot of different food types. Although it is a dessert, it is quite refreshing due to the large amount of berries.
I first saw this recipe on Pinterest and wanted to tweak it somewhat to make my own. The original recipe was from the blog, Celebrating Sweets. You can see the original post, here.
I really am serious when I say this is so simple, as you need about just 30 minutes to prepare and assemble. So if you’re looking to create a dessert that will have people begging for more, then keep on reading!
- 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup powdered or confectioners sugar
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 small loaves of pound cake (store bought is fine)
- 2 cup sliced strawberries
- 3/4 cup raspberries
- 3/4 cup blackberries
- 3/4 cup blueberries
- 1 jar raspberry jam
Pour the whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in to a large mixing bowl. With a hand mixer or stand mixer that has a whisk attachment, rapidly beat the mixture until it gets a whipped cream texture. About 6 to 7 minutes.
Cut the pound cake in to smaller rectangles so they will easily layer in the dish.
In a large trifle dish, or individual glasses if you prefer, begin to layer all of the ingredients as desired until the dish is completely full. I layered my trifle first with the pound cake slices. You can try to layer them in a design or just simply put in the bottom.
I then poured some of the raspberry jam over top of pound cake. Make sure your raspberry jam is room temperature or slightly warm. This makes it easier to pour so you’re not struggling to spread it out.
Next was a layer of whipped cream and berries on top of that. You can lay the berries however you prefer. I tried to do a cute design with the strawberries on the side, but sometimes it can get a little lost between all of the delicious layers.
I then kept repeating that sequence until the reached the very top, in which I was quite meticulous in how the berries were laid out. I wanted it to be very aesthetically pleasing!
And you are now done with your trifle! See, how easy was that? You can make this about a day ahead of time and keep in the fridge. I would say do it at least an hour or two before your event, so the layers have time to set in the fridge. Now go enjoy your delicious dessert and brag to your friends about your baking skills!
What are your favorite desserts to bring to a party? Have you tried a trifle before? Let me know in the comments!