Easy Strawberry Trifle Recipe

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This easy Strawberry Trifle recipe is the perfect go to recipe for summer potlucks, picnics, or any day you need a quick dessert! @ AVirtuousWoman.org

This is one of those recipes that is so easy to throw together – it literally takes just a few minutes! That reason alone makes it the perfect dessert for taking to potlucks, picnics – or just when you want a fresh dessert on a weeknight!

And how can you go wrong with strawberries and angel food cake?

Often I will slice an angel food cake, spoon some strawberries over the top and garnish with a generous dollop of whipped cream or Cool Whip. That’s so quick and easy! BUT, if you take a couple more minutes you can make this pretty trifle dessert with the exact same ingredients and you’re family and friends will love you for it.

This recipe is for a potluck size large bowl trifle, but you can very easily half this recipe to make for your family at home.

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Easy Strawberry Trifle


  • 2 angel food cakes
  • 2 lbs. strawberries
  • 2 16 oz. packages of Cool Whip, thawed


First, wash your strawberries and remove the stem and core. Cut the strawberries into pieces. Add about 1/2 cup of sugar, natural sugar, or honey over the strawberries and allow it to sit and marinate for a few minutes, stirring every now and again.

Using a bread knife, cut angel food cakes into bite size pieces.

Your going to add a layer of cake to the bottom of your large clear glass bowl. Top with strawberries and then add a layer of Cool Whip.

Repeat, ending with a layer of Cool Whip.

You can  save some pretty sliced strawberries to garnish the top if desired. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.



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  1. Thanks for sharing at the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! This looks delicious! Can't wait to see what you share next week!
  2. Hi, I saw your link over at Two Cups Tuesday. What a deliciously clever take on strawberry shortcake (I think I can make this with gluten free cake, too)! Thanks and have a blessed week.
  3. I love love love strawberries. My mom made a trifle like this when I was a kid & I have her trifle bowl now so this makes me smile because I remember her. Thanks for making me smile. I'm glad I found you on the One Project at a Time Link Party.
  4. Super yummy recipe! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Have an amazing day! Lou Lou Girls
  5. Your Strawberry Trifle looks wonderful! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Real Soon! Miz Helen