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Strawberry Shortcake Trifle #SecretRecipeClub

A perfect dessert for your summer parties is this delicious Strawberry Shortcake Trifle. It is quick, delicious, and will be a big hit at your gathering!

This post is part of a series from a group called the Secret Recipe Club.  We are assigned a blogger where we go and look through the posts, looking and trying recipes from the blog.  I was given the blog An Affair from the Heart.

When I was visiting Michaela's site, An Affair from the Heart, I had no difficulty picking a recipe since it is May, and time for thinking about Memorial Day picnics.  Her Red, White, and Blue Strawberry Shortcake Trifle sounded delicious and easy, two things I like!  Such a great recipe to share with The Secret Recipe Club readers!

strawberry shortcake trifle

What's the Secret Recipe Club?  It's a group of bloggers who love to cook and share recipes on a monthly basis.  Each month we are assigned to a food blog where we explore to our hearts content, then choose a recipe to duplicate.  On Reveal Day, we find out who had our blog and what they chose to make!

As I was checking out the blog, I found these other delights, too!  These Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs will definitely make it to a Tiger Tailgate or two this fall!  I am huge fan of eggnog so these Frosted Eggnog Cookies are already on my list for Christmas.

I loved reading about Michaela.  She's married to her sweetheart and she's the mother of four, with a set of twins!  She loves everything about the creating of a party, and her blog is full of great information from food, to tablescaping and invites!

strawberry shortcake trifle

Here is my version of the Strawberry Short Cake Trifle.

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Yield: 8
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 35 MTotal time: 50 M
The perfect dessert for those patriotic holidays!


  • 1 store boughten loaf-shaped angel food or pound cake
  • 1 qt. basket of fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 container of French Vanilla cool whip
  • blueberries and strawberries for garnish


  1. Polish up your trifle bowl.
  2. Slice strawberries, reserving 2 nice strawberries for garnish. Sprinkle with sugar and set aside. Do not refrigerate.
  3. Thaw cool whip. Place into a pastry bag with a large tip.
  4. Wash blueberries and pat dry.
  5. Cut angel food cake into one-inch cubes.
  6. Place a single layer of cake on the bottom of the bowl. Spoon 1/3 of the strawberries and juice over the cake. Sprinkle on a few blueberries
  7. Squeeze cool whip over the strawberries.
  8. Place another layer of cake (don't press down or you will lose the ripple effect of the cool whip. Spoon 1/3 of the strawberries and juice. Repeat cool whip and continue layers until all cake, cool whip, and strawberries are used.
  9. Garnish with whole strawberries and a few blueberries.


While there is no true cooking time, the resting time for the juices is about 35 minutes.
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  1. Triffle is one of my favorite desserts! I love all the flavors you can squeeze in there.

  2. This looks so good. Seriously my mouth is watering. My aunt makes desserts like this all the time and they're delicious! Great post!

  3. What a perfect dessert to bring to an Independence Day picnic.

  4. This would have been perfect for Mother's Day. It's beautiful.

  5. This looks so incredibly perfect for a summer dessert! I've never made a trifle (and still need to buy a trifle bowl)...but I would love to try this!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

  6. Strawberries are my favourite fruits and adding it to a shortcake trifle is the perfect desert for long summer nights. Especially when you want something more indulgent than a fruit salad!

  7. trifle? This looks yummy but nothing like the trifle I knew growing up! Don't trifles have jelly/jello in them?

    1. Hmmmm. I'm not sure! These are the trifles I knew! I think cubed jello would be awesome in them, though!

  8. Seeing this recipe reminds how much I love trifles. I haven't had one in so long, but this is perfect time since strawberries are so delicious.

  9. Beautiful. Perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July picnics. I love the serving bowl Visiting from SRC B.

  10. This dessert looks amazing! This is one of the few desserts everyone in my family would eat. They'd go for the whipped cream and I'd eat all of the strawberries. lol

  11. Oh this just looks so good. I love strawberry shortcakes and I had a strawberry shortcake cupcake over the weekend. I might give this a try.

  12. That looks absolutely divine! I'm planning a baby shower and this is going on the menu!

  13. This looks absolutely incredible! I am all about desserts with berries in them! Yum!

  14. Yum! This looks delicious! We have friends that would always make trifle at Christmas when we would go to their house. It was always a favorite!

  15. I had a coworker that always made this for us. It is so pretty and tastes pretty darn good also. I love your bowl, too!

  16. I have never met a trifle I haven't loved... and I must say, I am in LOVE with your trifle dish! Pinning!

  17. This looks delicious. I love berries and am always looking for a dessert that everyone will love.

  18. Terri - I am so happy that you enjoyed browsing and this recipe! :) I am happy to have discovered your blog, I can't wait to DIVE IN to all of the yumminess over here! Best, Michaela

  19. My husband is a trifle nut. He loves this. I'll have to make it for him.

  20. I have a recipe very similar to yours. It's my most often requested dessert during the summer.

  21. Looks like a delicious trifle. I am getting ready to post a trifle recipe myself.

  22. Sharon9:28 PM

    Looks delicious 😊

  23. I love trifles, and this one looks so delicious. It's always wonderful to be able to serve something that looks that special on a holiday. I'm sure your Memorial Day guests will be so excited :)

  24. This recipe/dessert looks really amazing and yummy! So love it. Looks awesome!

  25. Omg can we say yummy?!?! I will have to give this a pin so I can make it myself. Too yummy not to ;-)

  26. That dessert turned out beautiful. I love that fresh fruit season is upon us. I will have to try this one.

  27. That is lovely, Terri! Thanks for sharing. I love triffles.

  28. OMG!! I could eat that whole bowl! It looks so good! and easy!! great for Memorial Day BBQ!!

  29. This strawberry shortcake trifle looks heavenly. Strawberry desserts are my favorite and this one looks so moist and creamy. It's the perfect treat for any family gathering.


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