Compile an Easy No-Bake Patriotic 4th of July Trifle for Dessert!
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Cut star-shaped pieces of pound cake to compile this beautiful yet simple 4th of July trifle!
Here’s a sweet and festive dessert idea that has no baking involved!
With just a few simple ingredients, here’s a simple way to serve up a delicious red, white, and blue treat for your next patriotic celebration. What could be better than sweet summer berries, pound cake, pudding, and whipped cream? 😋
To be honest, there is no right or wrong way to compile this 4th of July Trifle!
I essentially cut a pound cake loaf lengthwise and use a cookie cutter to cut star shapes for the sides. I then just casually layered the berries, whipped cream, instant pudding, and pound cake scraps in the middle.
Reserving the star-shaped pound cake to decorate the sides creates a fancy-looking dessert, but it’s so easy. You’ll love making and eating this 4th of July trifle!
Tips for compiling this Patriotic 4th of July Trifle:
- I used a family-sized pound cake loaf from Sara Lee, but you could also use 2 smaller loaves. Their lemon pound cake flavor would also be excellent for this idea!
- I used a can of whip cream to compile this dessert right before serving. It does start looking a bit melty after a while, but you can consider using whipped topping instead or even make a whipped cream frosting. There are tons of possibilities here.
- You’ll need a trifle dish for this dessert idea. Mine is from WorldMarket.com and is so pretty and affordable!
Easy Patriotic 4th of July Trifle
yield: 10 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
total time: 15 MINUTES
Make this fun patriotic trifle that can be used for any holiday, such as July 4th, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day!
What a fun way to serve store-bought pound cake!
I first made this idea about 10 years ago and didn’t use the pudding, and just added extra whipped cream. Both ways are delicious, but I really enjoyed the added pudding with it this time. The combination of buttery pound cake and berries with creamy pudding is refreshing and delicious.
If you end up making this 4th of July trifle, let us know how it turns out in the comments!