Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July Trifle

Happy 4th of July!  Doesn't this look de-lish?  I made this trifle for the 4th of July pool party that we went to.  It's super easy to make and tastes wonderful.  I know this post is too late to make this dessert for this year, but I just had to share. 

Start by baking a vanilla cake.  Using a fork, poke holes randomly into the cake.

Next prepare a package of blue Jello and a package of red Jello.  Mix each pacakage of Jello with 1 cup of boiling water and stir until the Jello dissolves.  DO NOT add the cold water called for by the instructions on the Jello box. 

Once the Jello is prepared, pour over the cake.  Pour the blue Jello on one half of the cake and the red Jello on the other half.  Use approximately 1/2 cup of the Jello mixture on each half of the cake.  Cover and let set in the refridgerator.   
Once the Jello has set, remove the cake from the fridge.  This is what the cake will look like when you slice into it. 
Cut the cake into small cubes, keeping the blue and red pieces separated.

Now its time to make the Trifle.  You will need your cake (cut into small cubes), a large tub of Cool Whip, blueberries, raspberries, and a Trifle bowl (or any other type of glass bowl).  Start by layering the blue pieces of cake on the bottom of the bowl.  Top with a layer of Cool Whip. 

Next, add a layer of blueberries.

 Layer the red pieces of cake on top of the blueberries.

 To complete the Trifle, add another layer of Cool Whip and top with raspberries.  And there you have it, a 4th of July Trifle!  This dessert is always a hit and very refreshing on a hot summer day.

Happy 4th of July!

Check out my trifle, posted on Sweet As Sugar Cookies on the Sweets for a Saturday post.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that trifle looks so cool! I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till tomorrow night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your trifle up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweets-for-saturday-25.html