Mixed Berry Trifles with Butter Cake is a refreshing dessert, layered with fresh berries, butter cake, and whipped cream!
I can't get enough of these delicious Mixed Berry Trifles! Who doesn't love a colorful, refreshing dessert that's perfect for just about any occasion? Be it Spring or Summer, these Mixed Berry Trifles are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Between the mixed berries, butter cake, and homemade whipped cream - you truly can't go wrong.
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what's a trifle?
In terms of dessert, a trifle is a dessert layered with fruit, custard, jellies, and cream. It's the perfect dessert because it requires very little technique or effort. Trifles typically consist of about three to four layers in a trifle bowl or mini cup, like this recipe.
I love enjoying trifles during the summer because you get the best in season summer berries that are perfectly ripe. This Mixed Berry Trifle in particular contains raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries, whipped cream, and a delicious butter cake.
how do you make mixed berry trifles with butter cake?
Start by making the butter cake. Combine all of the dry ingredients and then wet ingredients, mixed together and bake for one hour to an hour and ten minutes. While the cake is baking, combine mixed berries in a large bowl and add lemon juice and sugar. Mix together and refrigerate until the cake is ready.
Once the cake has cooled, cut into cubes. Once you're ready to assemble, begin making the whipped cream. Add heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, and sugar to a stand mixer or a large bowl. Whip for about two to two and half minutes until stiff peaks form.
time to assemble!
Layer your Mixed Berry trifles however you like! I like as many berries as possible so I started with the mixed berries as the first layer. Then I added the whipped cream, then butter cake, then more berries and whipped cream on top! Add a few mint leave for garnish, totally optional! I also added a few pomegranate aril that I had laying around the house, again, totally optional. Feel free to add whatever you like as garnish and dig in!
The order of your trifles doesn't really matter. Get creative and have fun with layering!
can you make trifles a day before?
Absolutely! While it's not a requirement, I actually recommend making these Mixed Berry Trifles a day prior to serving. This way, the flavors will have a chance to set and come together. The butter cake will soak up some of the whipped cream and mixed berry juices with time and it's just amazing!
If you make these Mixed Berry Trifles a day prior, you MUST store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. If you don't, it'll get soggy and messy. We don't want that!
what ingredients do I need to make mixed berry trifles with butter cake?
- Mixed berries: I used raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries!
- Lemon Juice: to macerate the berries.
- Cold heavy whipping cream: for the homemade whipped cream.
- Salted Butter: from my favorite Minerva Dairy! Their butter is truly the best I've ever eaten!
- Butter Cake: I provided the recipe to the butter cake below. It consists of a few simple ingredients - flour, butter, sugar, milk, baking powder, and eggs!