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Vanilla Trifle

Vanilla Trifle

A layered, traditional, English dessert that is sure to please any dinner guest.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, English
Keyword vanilla trifle, vanilla trifle recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 264kcal


  • 2 2.4 oz packages French vanilla flavored pudding mix
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 Store bought Angel Food Cake, from the bakery department cut into 1 inch squares
  • 3 16 oz containers strawberries tops removed and sliced
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 8 oz Cool Whip


  • In a large mixing bowl add dry pudding mix and whole milk. Using a whisk or hand mixer, beat together until no lumps remain. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate per package directions.
  • In a trifle bowl, add ½ of the Angel Food Cake pieces and evenly spread them out.
  • Add ½ of the chilled French vanilla pudding over the top of the cake pieces and evenly spread it out with a rubber spatula. 
  • Add ⅓ of each berry on top of the French vanilla pudding
  • Add ½ of the cool whip to the top of the berries
  • Repeat the layers (cake, French vanilla pudding, berries, cool whip).
  • Add the remaining ⅓ berries to the top of the trifle.


  • I do not recommend using frozen fruit for this recipe. As it thaws it will soak into the Angel Food Cake, turning it into mush.
  • You can use a variety of instant jello flavor pudding flavors. Here are a few of our favorites:
    • Coconut Cream
    • Banana Cream
    • French Vanilla
    • Vanilla
    • Cheesecake
  • If you’d prefer making an Angel Food Cake you can buy a box mix from the store. You will need either a tube pan, or three 8.5 inch loaf pans for it to cook in. I recommend placing a baking sheet on the bottom shelf to prevent a mess if it overflows.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 1mg