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a combination of strawberries, blueberries and pudding layered with pound cake in a large glass punch bowl.

Summer Berry Trifle


Dessert will never be the same when you serve this stunning Summer Berry Trifle. Fresh strawberries and blueberries are layered together with custard and cake for a dessert like no other!


  • 4 boxes (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 8 cups whole milk
  • 32 oz. sour cream
  • 2 containers whipped topping
  • 2 vanilla pound cakes, cubed
  • 4 pints fresh strawberries
  • 4 pints fresh blueberries


  1. In a large bowl, mix the vanilla pudding with milk by using a large whisk.
  2. Fold in sour cream and whipped topping. Whisk until smooth and set aside.
  3. Cube the pound cakes into bite size pieces.
  4. Slice strawberries lengthwise.
  5. Begin adding layers to the trifle bowl starting with pudding first, then cake, followed by blueberries and strawberries.  
  6. Repeat layers 4 times.
  7. At the berry layer, press sliced strawberries against the glass to make the design as shown in the photos. 
  8. Once at the top, arrange strawberries in the shape of a star and fill in gaps with blueberries. 
  9. Refrigerate before and after serving.


  • Always start with pudding mixture first, then add cake followed by berries. For a large trifle bowl, you should have enough for 4 layers.
  • Refrigerate trifle until ready to serve.
  • Trifle can be made a day in advance if desired and stored in the refrigerator. Leftovers should be stored in the refrigerator as well. 
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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