Light & Fluffy Cake and Strawberries Trifle Dessert

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!

Light and Fluffy Cake and Strawberries Trifle Dessert

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!

Light and Fluffy Cake and Strawberries Trifle Dessert

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.

Light and Fluffy Cake and Strawberries Trifle Dessert

Light and Fluffy Cake and Strawberries Trifle Dessert

 

Hope you all enjoy this Cake and Strawberries Trifle dessert as much as we did!


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Light and Fluffy Cake and Strawberries Trifle Dessert
If you are looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth that is the perfect mixture of light, fluffy, and not too sweet, then this trifle is a must try. The fruit and cool whip layer along with the cake pieces makes for a delicious and refreshing dessert.
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 26-28 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 26-28 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bake the cake as directed on box.
    Light and Fluffy Cake and Strawberries Trifle Dessert
  2. 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.
    Light and Fluffy Cake and Strawberries Trifle Dessert
  3. Once cake has fully cooled, cut it in small square pieces-bite size.
    Light and Fluffy Cake and Strawberries Trifle Dessert
  4. 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.
    Light and Fluffy Cake and Strawberries Trifle Dessert
  5. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to chill.
  6. Enjoy!
    Light and Fluffy Cake and Strawberries Trifle Dessert
Recipe Notes

*This cake can be made sugar free: opt for sugar free cool whip and a sugar free cake mix! Gluten free cake is also yummy!

Light and Fluffy Cake and Strawberries Trifle Dessert

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