Layered Berry Trifle

Quick! There’s still time to make this with those end-of-summer, disappearing berries!

This Layered Berry Trifle is an easy-to-throw-together dessert. You don’t have to own a trifle bowl, but if you can find some sort of pretty, tall glass bowl- that works too. The recipe layers store-bought pound cake (or homemade if you’re so inclined) that has been brushed with lemon-syrup, a sugared cream cheese-whipped cream, and any berries that you’re diggin’ at the moment.

It’s fresh. It’s simple. It’s sooo good. Make it a little less evil by using lowfat cream cheese and fat-free pound cake.

This recipe can be found here: Layered Berry Trifle

56 Responses to “Layered Berry Trifle”

  1. postedSep 2, 2008 8:20 AM

    Oh my GAWD! Would you LOOK at that? So colorful! So beautiful! I can almost taste those juicy berries nestled in cream and cake. YUM.

  2. postedSep 2, 2008 9:22 AM
    Clumbsy Cookie

    The colors of the berries make it so pretty! I have a glass bowl exactly like yours! Triffles are so easy but so good and conforting, aren’t they?

  3. postedSep 2, 2008 12:18 PM

    That is one gorgeous looking trifle! My mouth is watering! I wish our berries here looked as good as those. The ones we’re getting lately look (and taste) pretty anemic.

  4. postedSep 2, 2008 1:02 PM

    I love trifles, especially lower fat ones. And this one is healthy, right? (LOL)

  5. postedSep 2, 2008 1:20 PM

    Wow…what a stunning dessert!!

  6. postedSep 2, 2008 1:21 PM

    This is beautiful! I have a trifle bowl that needs breaking in! How perfect for the end of summer too!

  7. postedSep 2, 2008 2:54 PM

    Your trifle is beautiful. I love the berries! I need to make one soon before the summer fruits are gone!

  8. postedSep 2, 2008 4:11 PM
    My Sweet & Saucy

    I always love a good trifle! Your berries look absolutely delicious too!

  9. postedSep 2, 2008 4:20 PM

    What a gorgeous trifle!!! Perfect dessert for the end of the summer. Yum!!

  10. postedSep 2, 2008 5:49 PM

    I want that trifle!
    It’s going to be so sad when the berries go out of season…

  11. postedSep 2, 2008 6:39 PM

    Why is it when I make something like this it never, ever looks that pretty? :)

    This is gorgeous!

  12. postedSep 2, 2008 6:59 PM

    I have a lot of kitchen gadgets but no trifle bowl! I love trifles and especially ones with so many berries. Perhaps I need a shopping trip?

  13. postedSep 2, 2008 7:17 PM

    This looks so gorgeous!!!!

  14. postedSep 2, 2008 9:02 PM
    noble pig

    I feel like I could eat it off the screen! It’s really sad all the berries will soon disappear!

  15. postedSep 2, 2008 9:17 PM

    Wow oh wow that is one beautiful trifle!


  16. postedSep 2, 2008 10:44 PM

    i adore trifles, especially after they’ve been sitting in the fridge for a day and all the flavors and textures are melded together. drool central. :)

  17. postedSep 3, 2008 1:40 AM

    I love your trifle!! It looks so good!! :)

  18. postedSep 3, 2008 2:47 AM

    I love berries, I love cream…I love this beautiful dish!

  19. postedSep 3, 2008 3:29 AM

    sooooo colorful and beautiful! i’d buy that poster!!

  20. postedSep 3, 2008 3:40 AM

    Your trifle looks absolutely delicious! I’d like a bowl-ful right now!

  21. postedSep 3, 2008 3:51 AM
    hot garlic

    Oh, it’s beautiful! It almost brings a tear to the eye it’s so gorgeous!

  22. postedSep 3, 2008 4:11 AM

    Looks delicious. Trifle is possibly my favourite dessert.

  23. postedSep 3, 2008 5:34 AM

    I’m diggin’ ALL the berries, hehe!

    I love trifle–it’s so easy, but looks so impressive!

  24. postedSep 3, 2008 6:50 AM

    That is a beautiful trifle!! I feel kind of sad that the berries are on their way out, but at least it means I can now keep up with the fruit desserts that people are making! 😉

  25. postedSep 3, 2008 9:30 AM

    This looks totally awesome. Who wouldn’t be happy to find that at their table!

  26. postedSep 3, 2008 9:34 AM

    PS I tried to find your email, maybe its just too early for me to be sharp. lol. For some reason your feed isn’t updating on my blog so I’m missing posts still. :( I’m not sure if its on my end or yours. I’m not too internet savvy yet, still a beginner!

  27. postedSep 3, 2008 12:00 PM

    mmmm looks good! i love berries!

  28. postedSep 3, 2008 1:03 PM

    I adore Trifles! This one looks refreshing and delicious.

  29. postedSep 3, 2008 1:26 PM

    I made a trifle last night using the same fruits you did…invited the neighbours was enjoyed by all. Beautiful picture.

  30. postedSep 3, 2008 1:36 PM

    Beautiful, vibrant colours. Great photo and great trifle 😀

  31. postedSep 3, 2008 2:02 PM

    Oooh, such a luscious way to enjoy the remaining berries of summer!! Love it!!

  32. postedSep 3, 2008 2:33 PM
    Mark Boxshus "Cookie Doctor"

    Perfect dessert to use up all kinds of fruit I’ve got in the fridge. Also very patriotic.


  33. postedSep 3, 2008 3:36 PM

    I LOVE trifles. So pretty AND tasty! Yours looks great.

  34. postedSep 3, 2008 3:46 PM

    It’s funny, because I own 2 trifle bowls (they work great to take salads in to pot lucks!) but I haven’t made a trifle in ages. This is gorgeous!

  35. postedSep 3, 2008 4:05 PM

    That is one good lookin’ trifle! I love the layered colors, and I bet it tasted terrific! I like the use of lemon syrup, I bet it added just the right amount of tang! I’d go for the full evil version with regular cr cheese!

  36. postedSep 3, 2008 4:08 PM

    oh my!!! what a beautiful dessert… i bet it taste so good too… thanks for sharing… :)

  37. postedSep 3, 2008 5:07 PM

    I have a penchant for trifles (who can resist layer after delicious layer), and this layered berry trifle is no exception. Give me a spoon. I am SO ready.

  38. postedSep 3, 2008 5:20 PM

    This is so elegant! Really nice job. I think I have that glass bowl so I have no excuse now, right?

  39. postedSep 4, 2008 2:29 AM
    Proud Italian Cook

    That picture expresses what summer is all about! I’m gonna miss it!
    Very patriotic too, with the red, white, and blue!

  40. postedSep 4, 2008 9:59 AM

    Oh my, one very spectacular trifle! Just look at all those scrummy berries and what an amazing colour!! Just love it!!

    Rosie x

  41. postedSep 4, 2008 11:30 AM
    Nina Timm

    I saw this delightful dessert on Foodgawker and My jaw literally dropped….It is simply stunning!!!!!

  42. postedSep 4, 2008 11:59 AM
    Bellini Valli

    This looks so beautiful..ALMOST too good to eat. The berries are almost done for another year so we better get cracking:D

  43. postedSep 4, 2008 12:15 PM
    Mary Coleman

    Simply lovely, Lori!!!
    I love a good trifle.

  44. postedSep 4, 2008 1:15 PM

    That’s lovely and a great use of the end of summer berries.

  45. postedSep 4, 2008 1:37 PM
    cook eat FRET

    man – i’ve been catching up on your posting and i am blown away. one great recipe after the next!

    how DO you do it?

  46. postedSep 4, 2008 2:19 PM

    I look at that trifle and it makes me think-I can’t believe summer is over! It looks so beautiful and summery and our berries here are not looking too summery-it’s about time for me to shift to frozen.

  47. postedSep 4, 2008 2:27 PM

    Mmm, I want to make this for sure, I love trifles!

  48. postedSep 4, 2008 5:23 PM
    Jessy and her dog Winnie

    Those colors are beautiful! Looks delicious!!

  49. postedSep 4, 2008 6:39 PM
    Mike of Mike's Table

    That’s a beauty of a trifle–I love all of the color. I’ll be sad to see the berries go for the season…the prices have started to climb again here. :-/

  50. postedSep 6, 2008 7:14 PM
    Lori Lynn

    I like to make trifle. Yours is especially pretty Lori!

  51. postedSep 8, 2008 2:02 PM

    I love trifles! Now I have a new one to try… gonna have to find some of those end of season berries soon! Yum!

  52. postedSep 9, 2008 3:27 AM

    Wow, that is beautiful!!

  53. postedSep 9, 2008 5:50 PM
    The Caked Crusader

    Blueberries and strawberries are a perfect double act – your trifle looks fresh, healthy and naughty! Great job!

  54. postedSep 11, 2008 1:29 PM

    This is sooooo pretty, perfect summer dessert, love it!!!
    Your recipes are always wonderful!

  55. postedDec 8, 2008 2:52 PM
    Acai Berry

    thanks for teh nice recipe. It is so good.

  56. postedDec 14, 2008 5:10 PM

    Wow that looks DELISH

    Like ymm

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