September 1, 2016

Berry Trifle

A rich cream cheese with angel food cake layered with mixed berries.

Berry Trifle by A Teaspoon of HomeThis is my recipe if I want to impress. You know what I’m talking about…right? Well this berry trifle literally changed my life!

While my husband and I were just “friends” like both super interested in the other, but too soon to really be more then friends. I was invited to attend a family 4th of July BBQ. Just note that on the 3rd of July at another family party after knowing each other for 12 whole days I was introduced as his friend, Emily. Well at the BBQ on the 4th I was no longer just his friend, I was promoted to “girlfriend” and will blame the trifle.A Teaspoon of Home

It is amazing how timing works because we had both been single for 12 years. That alone is a feat in and of itself, especially here in Utah, but to this day we are still in awe that our paths never crossed until then.

We were both equally smitten with the other quite quickly. He knew I was the one on day 5. I took a lot longer (8 whole days)! For me this trifle represents more than a delicious English treat but a milestone in our romance novel.

We were married 3 months later and let me just tell you that he is the sweetest thing to ever come into my life. I’m the luckiest girl in the whole world to have him by my side for eternity. I’m still a trifle impressed.

This is one of the most beautiful desserts you can make. It helps that it is quite simple, but honestly one of my favorites. I love watching the berry juices drip down the sides and the flavor burst that comes with every bite.

Berry Trifle by A Teaspoon of Home


Berry Trifle


  • 16 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 c sour cream
  • 1 c heavy whipping cream
  • 2 c powdered sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/4 t almond extract
  • 1 angel food cake
  • 3 pkg frozen mixed berries


  1. Whip heavy cream and set aside. Mix cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, and almond extract. Fold in whipping cream. Add mixture to broken pieces of angel food cake and fold mixture together. Layer in trifle dish cake, berries, cake, berries. Allow to set for 8 hours or overnight.

This is a fun treat to serve in a trifle dish or in small clear cups. The best part is the smile that fills the faces of those who take the first bite.

Berry Trifle

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Berry Trifle by A Teaspoon of Home

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