Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

February 7, 2013 by 29 Comments

This is a great dessert to make if you’re short on time and big on flavor! I found this recipe for “Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Trifle” and thought it would be the perfect Valentine’s dessert for hubby and me, since we’re working on some healthier eating habits.

It’s easy, quick and absolutely yummy!

Trifle 1


5  cups ( ~2 pints), fresh strawberries, sliced

2  cups fresh blueberries

1/2  cup store-bought prepared strawberry glaze

1  (14 oz.) ready baked angel food cake, cut in half and into 1-inch cubes

1  (8 oz.) container fat-free Cool-Whip

2  snack packs of already prepared fat-free vanilla pudding


In large serving bowl or trifle dish, place half the angel food cake pieces on the bottom of the bowl.

Sprinkle about 2 cups strawberries evenly over cake.

Dollop 1 package of pudding all over top of berries.

Sprinkle with 1/2 cup blueberries and drizzle with 1/4 cup strawberry glaze over blueberries.

Spread 1/2 container Cool Whip evenly over glaze.

Repeat the steps starting with angel food cake and ending with Cool Whip.  Decorate top of the Strawberry Shortcake Trifle with remaining sliced strawberries and blueberries.

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Linking to:  savvy southern style , between naps on the porch


29 Responses to “Strawberry Shortcake Trifle”
  1. Kitty says:

    Hi Moni, thanks for the yummy trifle recipe! It looks delish!! I also checked out your little terrarium. I’m going to be checking Hobby Lobby to see if they have any left. I’ve been wanting just like that! xo

  2. This would be perfect for Valentine’s Day! So pretty and I love how simple it is. New follower, saw you at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 🙂

  3. This looks yummy! How nice that you can use already prepared puddings!

  4. Karen says:

    This is so pretty! I love it. It’s light and fresh, but looks delicious too!

  5. Sounds so yummy and I love how you used the canister instead of a trifle bowl. It looks so pretty.

  6. Debra says:

    That sounds great. And I love the idea for serving it – I have that same jar and never really thought to used it for a trifle. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Mrs. Tucker says:

    Love the canister! And anything made with Cool Whip…I’m in!

  8. This looks delicious! I love the look of trifles!

  9. Rita says:

    Love this and the fact that it is healthier is even better! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Your delicious dessert looks so lovely in that jar 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!! Have a terrific weekend!

  11. Ericka says:

    You had me at skinny! hahahaha. Looks and sounds wonderful. This will be pinned on one of my boards for sure!

  12. I am crazy for strawberries, this looks divine. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  13. This looks delicious! I used to make a really similar recipe all the time using frozen fruit, cream cheese, cool whip, and a little bit of yogurt! It was seriously the one my favorite desserts ever!!! 🙂 I would love if you would share this over at my blog hop

  14. Dee says:

    I love the glass canister. What a great way to serve such a delicious dessert!

  15. I just have to say that I love your presentation! The terrarium is just adorable.

  16. This looks so delicious and so pretty, too! Thanks so much for sharing at Monday Funday!

    Take care,


  17. Jenna says:

    pretty! what a great idea putting in in the lidded jar!

  18. Laurie says:

    I love trifle and this looks wonderful! What a beautiful and creative way to serve it, too!

  19. Arda says:

    I’ve never seen a trifle in a jar like that, and its absolutely brilliant!! I use those jars for plenty of things, but NEVER thought of it for trifle! Trifle will be on the menu soon! Thanks!

  20. Megan says:

    This looks so delicious!

  21. This looks really yummy! I recently found out I have a trifle bowl (after organizing a very cluttered space I found one I had bought years ago at a garage sale!) so I will have to put this on my list of awesome trifles to make! Thanks for sharing! =D

  22. Looks delicious! I’d love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out I love it!

    Melanie Reasons To Skip The Housework

  23. Tina says:

    This looks yummy and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Leslie says:

    Oh, Yummy. I love strawberry shortcake so much, especially with angel food cake! The idea of you layering this trifle in a big jar as this one is so precious!! That is what caught my eye over at Wow us Wednesdays.
    Blessings to you,

  25. I love the way you are serving this in the big jar! Come link up to Centerpiece Wed and share this idea with us.

  26. Scary says:

    This is super yummy looking and I love that it is dairy free because my little girl can’t eat dairy and I am loss what to make that the whole family could enjoy. But this is great.

  27. This is a fun recipe and presentation! Yum!
    I would love if you link this to my party happening now!

  28. Ali says:

    Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. 🙂

  29. Amanda says:

    You just can’t go wrong with strawberry shortcake! This trifle makes for a really nice presentation too. Yum!

    Found you at the link party on Le Chateau des Fleurs.

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