4th of July Fresh Berry Trifles

Today, I’m very excited to share an incredibly simple red, white and blue, festive 4th of July dessert.  Anyone can make this… ANYONE… even if you’re not a fancy schmancy baker or cook.  It’s just a fun and impressive recipe for 4th of July:  4th of July Fresh Berry Trifles

See… they’re cutie pie trifles, right?  Stick a fork in ’em and let your guests be mega impressed at the dessert that you spent all of 30 minutes creating.

You’ll need a specialty item for this one:  a small star-shaped cookie cutter.  You might have luck locating one in your local grocery star this time of year, but otherwise check a cooking or baking supply store (or even Target or WalMart).  Use store bought pound cake or make your own homemade– just cut some stars from the center of each slice.

The assembly process is so basic that it’s kind of silly… but for those who need a visual, just layer cake pieces, cream, berries, more cake pieces, more cream and more berries.  Then place that cute little pound cake star on top.

I told you it was easy, right?  I didn’t bother with a homemade pound cake for my recipe.  The bakery at my local market makes a decent lemon pound cake, so I went with that.  Make homemade if you prefer, but I’m telling you that it won’t make a huge difference if you just use the store bought one.  No one will ever know….!

Add some fancy forks (or plastic ones!) and serve these up at your 4th of July party.  They’re sure to be a big hit.  Don’t skimp on those stars.  They’re totally the key to making this recipe so adorable and extremely f.e.s.t.i.v.e.

4th of July Fresh Berry Trifles

Yield: 10 mini trifles

Prep Time:30 min


One 12-ounce lemon pound cake (homemade or store bought)
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons granulated white sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 1/2 cups finely diced strawberries
10 8-ounce plastic (see-thru) cups


1. Cut the pound cake into 10 slices. Use a small STAR cookie cutter to cut out 10 stars from the center of each slice. Chop the remnants of each slice into small pieces. Set aside.

2. Place the cream cheese and sugar in a medium bowl. Use an electric mixer to combine them until well combined (1 to 2 minutes). Add the cream and continue to whip until the mixture is soft and creamy.

3. Assemble the trifles: Set all of the plastic cups on a tray. Sprinkle a few cubes of pound cake into each cup. Top with a small spoonful of cream and a spoonful of both blueberries and strawberries. Layer again- more pound cake, more cream and more berries, and then place a star-shaped piece of pound cake on top.


*Here is a homemade lemon pound cake recipe- https://www.recipegirl.com/2008/08/14/easy-lemon-pound-cake/- add a little yellow coloring to make it yellow... then you'll have yellow stars!

Source: RecipeGirl.com

You Might Also Like...
Lori Lange of Recipe Girl

Meet The Author: Lori Lange

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers wrote:

    It’s so adorable!! I love the star cutouts!!

  • Maria in NJ wrote:

    cute and easy!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet wrote:

    omg… cutest trifles EVER! i love.

  • Carla @ Carla’s Confections wrote:

    Such a cute idea. I love the stars. They really make the dessert pop! And of course festive 🙂

  • Miss wrote:

    I love trifles and this one is so pretty and just perfect for the 4th!

  • Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy wrote:

    those are gorgeous! i love the little stars! thanks for sharing!

  • Denise @ Creative Kitchen wrote:

    Love these!! I might just have to make them this summer!! Mmm……

  • Cassie wrote:

    This is awesome, love the pound cake cutouts, Lori!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks wrote:

    love the star-shaped cake! Now that is creative!

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts wrote:

    These look delicious and they’re so fun!

  • Karly wrote:

    These are gorgeous!

  • Cookbook Queen wrote:

    Love how gorgeous and simple these are…my kind of recipe!!

  • Emilie @ Emilie’s Enjoyables wrote:

    such a cute and easy idea Lori!

  • Living The Sweet Life wrote:

    These are SO much fun … the stars steal the show!! How cute 🙂

  • shelly (cookies and cups) wrote:

    Adorable! I love the star pound cake pieces 🙂

  • Rachel Cooks wrote:

    These are so fun!

  • Miriam @ Overtime Cook wrote:

    I love this idea! So easy and pretty. Also love the idea of cutting cake with a cookie cutter. I’m totally going to have to think of other uses for that trick!

  • Jayme wrote:

    Fabulous! I am having a little get together and this will be perfect.

  • IdaBaker wrote:

    These look perfect for the upcoming holiday.

  • Katrina @ In Katrina’s Kitchen wrote:

    So cute! I would love serving these up 🙂