4th of July Patriotic Berry Trifle

This 4th of July Patriotic Berry Trifle is perfect for feeding a crowd this summer. With lemon glazed angel food cake, fluffy cream cheese filling and fresh strawberries and blueberries, everyone is sure to love this no bake dessert!

I love light and fruity desserts in the summertime.  The last thing I want to do when it is hot outside, is to turn on my oven and bake.

This Patriotic 4th of July Berry Trifle is the perfect dessert for summer!  With lemon glazed angel food cake, cream cheese filling and fresh strawberries and blueberries your family and friends will be begging for seconds.

How to Make 4th of July Berry Trifle:

This easy berries and cream trifle can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge all day until you are ready to serve it.

Make the lemon glaze by whisking together sugar, lemon juice and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat.

Continue stirring until the sugar dissolves.  Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and whisk in almond extract.

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Cut angel food cake into slices.  My slices were approximately 1-inch thick.

Brush the lemon glaze onto both sides of each slice of angel food cake.  Continue brushing the glaze on until it is completely gone.

Cut each slice into 1-inch cubes and set aside.

Make the cream cheese filling by beating together sugar and softened cream cheese. Once combined, add heavy whipping cream. Beat cream on medium-high speed until light, fluffy and smooth.

After your cream is ready to go, wash the berries.  Pat them dry with paper towels and slice the strawberries as desired.

Now that the cake, cream and berries are ready to go you can assemble your berry trifle.

Place half the angel food cake in the bottom of a trifle dish, sprinkle on an even layer of blueberries, spread half the cream cheese mixture over the blueberries and top with a layer of strawberries.

Repeat the layers (cake, blueberries, cream and strawberries).  Sprinkle any remaining fruit on top.

Cover your trifle with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until serving.

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Serves: 12

4th of July Patriotic Berry Trifle

This bright and fresh dessert is always a crowd-favorite! I love it because it doesn't require any cooking, which is perfect for those hot summer months.

25 minPrep Time

25 minTotal Time

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    Lemon Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 (14 ounce) premade angel food cake
  • Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese (softened)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Fruit:
  • 4 cups blueberries
  • 4 cups strawberries (sliced)


  1. To make the lemon glaze, whisk together sugar, lemon juice, and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Continue stirring over heat until sugar dissolves.
  2. Once sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and whisk in almond extract; set aside.
  3. Cut angel food cake into 1-inch thick slices.
  4. Brush lemon glaze on each side of sliced cake.
  5. Cut glazed cake into 1-inch cubes; set aside.
  6. To make the cream cheese filling, beat together cream cheese and sugar with a mixer, on medium speed, until smooth. Add heavy whipping cream and beat until light and fluffy.
  7. Arrange half the cake on the bottom of a trifle dish.
  8. Sprinkle on an even layer of blueberries.
  9. Spread half the cream cheese mixture over the blueberries and top with a layer of strawberries.
  10. Repeat layers.
  11. Top with any remaining berries.
  12. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate before serving.


This could make about 10-12 individual servings or one large trifle.



2475 cal


196 g


182 g


25 g
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19 Responses to “4th of July Patriotic Berry Trifle”

  1. What's the longest you've ever let this sit before serving? I want to make it for our 4th of July family bbq tomorrow, but won't have time to make it (we have a flag raising & ward breakfast at 6:45, kids have to be on their float at 8:30, first parade @ 9, second parade @ 11 and bbq is directly after). Will it be okay if I make it tonight?
    • I usually make it on the day we serve it and whatever is leftover tends to get a little soggy by the next day. I am sorry that I am getting back to you so late! Your 4th of July sounds crazy busy (but so much fun!!! I love this holiday!).
      Have a great day!!
  2. samantha w
    my family is very picky and most of the pople loved when i jmade this for them. BUT we have some that do not like cream cheese. if i could find a way to sub the cream cheese for something else like cool whip with out it messing it up. i am sure everybody in my big family would love this

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