This was made for a BBQ at a friend’s house on Friday, and it was a big hit!
Presentation is VERY important with deserts, especially desserts you will be taking to a party. I bought a Trifle stand so you could see all the layers, this makes it ten times better! It was only $10 plus one of those 20% off BB&B coupons, totally worth it!
I bought the Angel Food cake at Target, not gonna bother making that. Incase you are like me and LOVE Pound Cake, the difference between them is pretty huge. There are about 1200 Calories and 60 grams of fat in a regular size pound cake. There are 840 Calories and ZERO grams of fat in a whole Angel Food Cake. Yup, I chose the Angel Food. I cut it into cubes for better bite size pieces.
The whip cream is REAL home-made whip cream. Nothing is better than real home-made whip cream! It’s also really easy. Just pour two or three cups of Heavy Whipping Cream into a chilled mixing bowl. Add 1/4 cup of sugar and a teaspoon a vanilla extra. Beat with a mixer until thick and whip cream like! I like mine very un-sweet so I don’t do much sugar. I make up for this was this the strawberries.
I used a lot of strawberries, two of those bigger plastic containers of them. Cut them into smaller pieces, place in a bowl and throw in a 1/4 cup of sugar. mix until juicy! The sugar is pretty important, especially if you can’t find perfectly ripe juicy strawberries.
To layer you will do Shortcake, strawberries, cream. Repeat. Top with whip cream. Done! Oh so easy, and so yummy! Not to mention this served about 18 people, which is awesome! People will be impressed.
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I honestly never thought of serving strawberry shortcake as a trifle! Great idea! I’ve always served it separate with the cake on one plate, the strawberries in one bowl and the whipped cream in another, which obvsiously doesn’t make a great presentation. I will do this next time!
That’s my traditional birthday cake, in a trifle bowl – YUM!!!