Looking for an uncomplicated, impressive and mouthwatering dessert? How about one that can effortlessly made gluten free? Allow me to introduce you to Triple Berry Angel Food Trifle!!!
Recently my grandson celebrated his 7th. birthday and wanted to have a Lego themed party. My awesome and talented daughter, Anna (co-owner of this blog), created a darling birthday cake that resembled Lego’s. My grandson LOVED it!!!
Since Anna and I knew that there were several guest attending the party that are on a gluten free diet, (myself included), I volunteered to make a gluten free dessert. I made this Triple Berry Angel Food Trifle once before and my son-in-law, Seth, stated that out of all the trifles I’ve ever made that this was his favorite. This recipe is great because you can make it with a regular angel food cake mix or you can easily make it gluten free. This is Seth’s favorite dessert! He made sure there wasn’t any left overs by practically licking the bowl clean!
- 2 pints fresh blueberries
- 2 pints fresh raspberries
- 1 qt fresh strawberries
- 2 (6 ounces each) instant tapioca pudding
- 12 oz whipped topping
- 1 angel food cake mix
To make this a gluten free trifle I used a Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Angel Food Cake Mix. I have made this particular angel food cake mix numerous times and it really does make a terrific angel food cake.
I also used a tub of KozyShack gluten free tapioca pudding to make this yummy trifle, however feel free to use a regular tapioca pudding mix if you are not on a restrictive diet (KozyShack is also corn free). I combined the tapioca pudding with the whipped topping, then layered chunks of cake, fruit and pudding.
Here is a picture of the trifle at my grandson’s birthday party. The party was held at a local park and it was pretty hot and humid. The trifle bowl looks a little frosty because of the humidity, but rest assured… it was quickly devoured!!! I received many compliments on the taste and the overall presentation of this delicious dessert. Even people that do not need to be on a gluten free diet dove into this and no one could tell it was even gluten free! I think that I will receive many request to make this trifle again in the very near future and it’s a great dessert for any party, holiday or occasion.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that this is a super easy recipe. It comes together quickly and I love how colorful, appetizing and festive it is.
If you are pressed for time and not on a restrictive diet, you can easily use a store bought pre-baked Angel Food Cake. Another option is to make a gluten free angel food cake, then freeze it for whenever you are ready to make this trifle. I have done this several times and both types of angel food cakes freeze well. Simply let the cake thaw before you assemble your trifle. Both options will make this recipe even easier and faster to make the day of your party.
I always use my Anchor Hocking Presence Trifle Bowl whenever I make a trifle, although I did find an Anchor Hocking Presence Footless Trifle with White Plastic Lid that would be perfect to take to a picnic or potluck!
Last year my grandson had Pirate Theme Birthday. Be sure to check out that post for more Birthday Party ideas!
Here are a few more trifle recipes:
Anna and I hope that you have fun creating your favorite trifle!