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4th of July Patriotic Berry Trifle Recipe

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.
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of July, berry trifle, patriotic dessert, summer dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 390kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Hand or Stand Mixer
  • Trifle Bowl
  • Plastic Wrap


Lemon Glaze

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 14 ounce prepared angel food cake

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 16 ounces cream cheese 2 (8 ounce packages). softened
  • cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream


  • 4 cups blueberries
  • 4 cups strawberries sliced


  • 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.
  • Once sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and whisk in almond extract; set aside.
  • Cut angel food cake into 1-inch thick slices.
  • Brush lemon glaze on each side of sliced cake.
  • Cut glazed cake into 1-inch cubes; set aside.
  • 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.
  • Arrange half the cake on 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 layers.
  • Top with any remaining berries.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate before serving.


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


Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 824IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1mg