Easy and Delicious Red White and Blue Patriotic Trifle Recipe

Red White Blue Patriotic Trifle

Before we know it, July 4th with be here! I am getting really excited for the 4th, I love to watch Fireworks. Our town puts on a pretty good show. We live in a smaller town so it isn’t anything like you would see in a big city, but it is pretty darn good to me!

I thought it would be fun to share a 4th of July Inspired recipe to get ready for the holiday. This Red White Blue Patriotic Trifle is so cute and really tasty. The recipe below is for homemade cake but if you don’t feel like making it from scratch, you can buy a boxed white cake and mix it accordingly, and then just separate the colors  once batter is well mixed.

This is a really easy dessert that doesn’t take much time, and is super cute. I hope you enjoy!

Patriotic Mini Trifle

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This recipe makes about 8 Mini Trifle , but you are welcome to do one big one! This recipe will work for individual trifles or one big one!  To make the mini trifles, I love these mini trifle footed bowls. They are just the right size! Now let’s get on with how to create this delicious masterpiece!

Patriotic Mini Trifle Ingredients ­

1 C. sugar
1⁄2 C. butter, softened
3 egg whites
1 1⁄2 C. flour
2 tsp. Baking powder
1⁄2 C. milk
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 can of whipped cream (I used Reddi­Wip)
blue food coloring
red food coloring
maraschino cherries for topping (optional)

Directions ­

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
1. Combine the sugar, butter, vanilla, milk and eggs and mix well. Stir in flour and baking
powder. Mix well.
2. Separate the batter into thirds, leaving one bowl white. In the second bowl add 3 to ­4 drops of red
food coloring. In the third bowl add 3­ to 4 drops of blue food coloring. **You may want to add a few
more drops depending on how ‘bright’ you want your batter to be.
3. Pour each batter separately into (3) greased and floured 9×9 or 8×8 baking pans and bake 15 to ­20
minutes. Test the cakes with a toothpick and if it comes out clean they are cooked through.
4. Remove the cakes from the oven and let cool. Remove from the pans and lay on wax paper.
5. Using a knife or a fork cut the cakes into small chunks.
Assemble Trifles
Now once cake is cooked and cooled, it is time to start layering the trifles ­
– Layer 1: Red cake chunks
– Layer 2: Whipped cream
– Layer 3: White cake chunks
– Layer 4: Whipped cream
– Layer 5: Blue cake chunks
– Top Layer: Whipped cream with a cherry on top (optional)

I suggest serving immediately. I do not recommend saving (the whipped cream melts quickly). If you have any cake leftover you can save that in an airtight container up to 1 week.

TrifleI hope you enjoy this recipe, and if you make it, I would love to hear what you think!

This easy red, white and blue patriotic trifle recipe combines layers of cake with whipped cream for a delicious and pretty dessert that is perfect for the 4th of July, Memorial Day or any summer holiday!

After School Snack Idea – Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle #AddCoolWhip

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I know most places have already started school or are about to! I had both nieces start on the 15th, then my nephew will start school today! He is pretty excited, he will be in kindergarten! I thought it would be fun to create a super easy dessert that would make for a great after school snack! I am all about the quick and easy snacks, those are the best in my opinion!

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I had to head to Walmart to grab some JELL-O Pudding mix and some Cool Whip along with a few other ingredients! Right now you can use $1 off Coupon when you Buy 1 Cool Whip and 2 JELL-O Pudding Mixes, while supplies last! after school snack #Shop

This strawberry cheesecake trifle takes few ingredients and requires no baking! You can make as many trifles as you want, and store the rest of the ingredients in the fridge and then just make them as you need them! It takes just a second to get them made, and seconds to get them eaten!

Let’s get to how you make this yummy snack, shall we?!


1 Tub of Cool Whip
1 Package of JELL-O Cheesecake Pudding 
Pound Cake Cut Up (I just bought a pre-made one)
Mini Trifle Containers, or you can use one big one if you prefer. 

How To Make: 

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2.Once your pudding is whipped up good, now it is time to start creating your trifle.

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3. Start out with a layer of Cool Whip on the bottom. If you prefer more JELL-O pudding you can start with that as the bottom layer. It really isn’t set in stone what you have to start with.

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4. Next you want to place some of the pound cake and strawberries on top of the Cool Whip. Add as much as you would like, just leave some room to add more layers.

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5. Then add some of that tasty JELL-O Cheesecake pudding on top of the pound cake and strawberries. Make as many layers as your container will allow you. Just save room for the final layer of Cool Whip.

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6. Once you finished all your layers, it is time to add your final layer of Cool Whip and top with a strawberry! You are ready to serve this delicious kid-friendly dessert! As you can see it only takes a few minutes to assemble, and before you know it, your done! I love making desserts that are fast to whip up, require no baking, and taste amazing! 

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I found, it is best to make these right before you serve them. The pound cake will get soggy as it sits. So I just keep the ingredients separate and right before you are ready to serve, you can go assemble them.

You can also use any flavor JELL-O Pudding you would like, I just love the idea of the cheesecake flavor, because I am a huge fan! You could even toss in some other different berries if you have those on hand as well!

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I would love to hear what you guys think of this fun and tasty dessert! Plus it looks really fun, and kids love that it is in a fun size container just for them! Makes them feel even more special!

What kind of after-school snacks do you like to have? Or what was your favorite snack as a kid?!#CollectiveBias