A Very Berry Trifle

Today I share with you a little secret.  Prior to this recipe, I have never made a trifle.

Let me get even more real.  Prior to this recipe I had never even eaten a trifle.  (what was wrong with me?!?)


I was able to try out an amazing recipe, and boy am I glad I did.  The combination of rich angel food cake and fresh berries and the most awesome whipped topping known to man has changed me.

I now heart trifles.

But let me stop jabbering and share this delectable recipe with you!

Easy Very Berry Trifle

Makes 12 servings.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Refrigerate: 2 hours

2 cups halved or sliced strawberries
2 cups blueberries
1 cup raspberries
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, divided
3 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract, divided
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup sour cream
4 cups angel food cake cubes


 1. Toss berries, 1/4 cup of the sugar and 2 teaspoons of the vanilla in large bowl. Set aside. Beat cream, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla and orange extract in large bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gently stir in sour cream.

2. Layer 2 cups angel food cake cubes, and 1/2 each of the berry mixture and whipped cream mixture in 2-quart glass serving bowl. Repeat layers. Cover.

3. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until ready to serve. Garnish with additional berries, if desired


What is the best thing about this Very Berry Trifle?  That orange infused whipped topping.  Seriously, I would never have thought of using  Orange Extract, but it is nothing short of scrumptious.  I am now trying to incorporate that whipped delight into everything I make!!



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Can the sour cream be substituted with plain Greek yogurt possibly?

Joyce Hagen

I don’t see why not. Yogurt Has been used instead of sour cream for many receipes.


Thank you. The recipes look great. Yes I have used orange extract in whipped cream and it is awesome.