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Angel Berry Trifle Recipe

Angel Berry Trifle Recipe

I usually serve this in summer when fresh berries are bountiful, but I recently prepared it with frozen cherries and light cherry pie filling instead. It was a delicious glimpse of summer-to-come! —Brenda Paine of North Syracuse, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:14 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • 6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed and divided
  • 2 prepared angel food cakes (8 ounces each), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 pint fresh blackberries
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries


  • 1. Whisk milk and pudding mix 2 minutes. Let stand until soft-set, about 2 minutes more. Meanwhile, beat yogurt, cream cheese, sour cream and vanilla until smooth. Fold in pudding mixture and 1 cup whipped topping.
  • 2. Place one-third of cake cubes in a 4-qt. trifle bowl. Top with one-third of pudding mixture, one-third of berries and half of remaining whipped topping. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining cake, pudding and berries. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Yield: 14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 209 calories, 6g fat (5g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 0 fruit, 0 reduced-fat milk, 1 fat.

Reviews for Angel Berry Trifle

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Ratdog59 249021
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2016

"It was a hit at the party at work, today! But, one suggestion, double the recipe for all but the cake and fruit. I was finding the pudding blend and the whipped topping were sparse when I got to the top layer, so I ended up using a 2nd tub of Cool Whip at the top. Was still deeee-lish!"

TexasCookie 232887
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"Have been making this for a while now and it is excellent. Very easy to prepare and a delicious finish to a casual dinner."

DawnLockhart 226925
Reviewed May. 25, 2015

"A very easy, light and crowd-pleasing dessert!"

MarineMom_texas 126405
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"I attended a luncheon today where the hostess served this delicious trifle for dessert. She showed us the recipe and commented on how easy it was. Everyone loved it and I plan to make this luscious dessert soon. Absolutely wonderful!"

mommagraber 137703
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"Quick, easy and delicious!!!"

KatySchrader 87115
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"All time favorite"

CarteretCook 126095
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

"I made this trifle for my husband's retirement party. Several guests watch their sugar and calorie intake so a light dessert was in order. I used fresh sliced strawberries and blueberries. My bowl would not accommodate all the layers but it was easy enough to adjust accordingly. There were two other desserts available but the trifle was completely cleaned out. What a delicious, light summer treat!"

preludes4U 84544
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"The angel berry trifle is absolutely delicious! We enjoyed it for the fourth of July and I was tempted to eat the whole bowl--but of course, I didn't. :)"

BrnrMom 45891
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"This is my families go to dessert. It's easy and delicious. I have made this about 5 times now with all different types of berries and my family still loves it!"

Bleweyez 54417
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2013

"This was excellent and easy to put together. I changed some of the amounts of the ingredients, but a trifle is very forgiving. It was a hit at the party. Everyone wanted the recipe and a second helping!!!"

oneyummy 123211
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

"Absolutely scrumptious!"

Kayhet 126094
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012


erinmeu 90218
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2012

"I have made this multiple times its so easy to make everyone loves it and you don't feel as guilty about having dessert. I also add strawberries and have used frozen berries when they were out of season."

joybear1 61766
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"I've been making this recipe for years! Its a Memorial Day staple."

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"This recipe is AWESOME! It was a huge success at one of our family get togethers this summer. It is now a family favorite as many family requested this recipe!"

westiesz 137701
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"I made this recipe for my husband's birthday on Aug 1st. It was a hit!! I have made many trifles, but this one is the best for summer. We have a rasberry patch and it is so pleantiful this year. My daughter says: Mom is sthe best baker!! Bonnie Spokane Wa."

oneFitzy 66613
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

"This was my first time for making trifle. Since I didn't have angel food cake, I used a ready-made yellow cake (Biscuitboden, in German) and it turned out great!"

donnagene 123210
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"I made this with a sugarfree Angelfood cake and sugarfree pudding and everyone loved it."

evalyn cabell 61765
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"I made this to take to our church luncheon. It got rave reviews and there was not a crumb left. I didn't have raspberries, but had some good fresh peaches that I substituted in their place and it was wonderful."

gandgs5872 53940
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"i made this and several of your other trifles they are the best and easy to make"

ulwae 84542
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"this can also be served frozen, great on a hot day"

indylady 133578
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"I made this for a gathering of about 40 people and it was a hit. I had to give out the recipe. I made it lilke the reciipe stated, but will try it with the suggestions from others. It is definitely a keeper."

clarissa stemple 54416
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"I made with lemon pudding & yogurt, scrumptious."

Ronnie18017 119104
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"It was absolutely delicious! I took it to a picnic and it was gone in about 20 minutes! And it was so easy to prepare!"

karinpaisley 61764
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"This is one of my favorite "go-to" desserts! I have never used the cream cheese and yogurt, though; and i always get rave reviews. It must have been completely left out from my original recipe; although, I always still seem to have plenty of filling. Also, it is less calories. Sounds good, though. I may try it next time."

bnrudy 87113
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"Individual Trifles so much more prettier and nicer to server, I also made it with lemon yogurt and pudding and real whipped topping with a lemon zest 5 stars my way"

cherrylady 38786
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"I like to make trifles in individual glass serving dishes. It is so much prettier than digging into the big bowl and you can make sure each serving gets a taste of everything!"

Netizen 61763
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"We use canned whipped topping and fat free/sugar free yogurts to avoid the trans fats/hydrogenated oils in the frozen whipped topping and the boxed puddings. You can vary the berries and yogurts to suit tastes."

ChristaEatsCake 126089
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"I used lemon yogurt and lemon pudding instead of vanilla. AMAZING! Will make again! Yummm!"

NYCcook 90216
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"I rarely write reviews but this superb trifle is the BEST of any or all anywhere, IMO! Stop looking! What separates this from all the others, is the filling! Better than creme anglaise! I used chunks of pound cake and madeliene cookies, drizzles them with a dark rum, spread on these layers some very good brand lemon curd, then layered the filling and the fruit. The taste and the creaminess of the whipped filling/ creme is beyond compare! The proportions of pudding, sour cream, cream cheese can be more or less....I used two boxes of the pudding and more real, freshly whipped cream! Admittedly, not as fat free or low calorie as the original recipe, but very, very good! I put the trifle in small clear glass old fashion bar glasses, serving them individually. I find that most times, the standard trifle bowl is too much/too large, with a lot left over! The smaller individual portions help on eliminating waste! Sorry for the typo's, I could not scroll up or down on the "write a review" window to proof read my typing but I hope it comes out ok so everyone can read it and understand it! Please try this recipe, no matter how you make it, you and your guests will enjoy it like no other!"

CWyatt 66612
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2010

"Very light and satisfying- not too sweet!"

MDR13 205365
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"Easy to make and tastes wonderful! I used strawberries in place of blackberries. Excellent summer dessert."

julielw 87112
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"I've made this several times, most recently for a Memorial Day get-together (since it was red, white and blue as well as so good).

I use a boxed mix for the angel food cake and bake it in two loaf pans since you're just cutting it up in cubes anyway, it doesn't matter what you bake it in and the rectangular shapes are easier to cut up with a long serrated knife.  Since it's a layered trifle, it's very adaptable to whatever berries (or other fruit) you have on hand as well as whatever flavor of pudding you want.  Even the exact amounts don't really matter too much.  I don't have a trifle pan but use a 2.5 quart pyrex mixing bowl and just fit as much in as I can.
This is an excellent recipe that is easy,delicious and always well received.

TimsBabe 46244
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"awesomely tasty, only one complaint-the recipe calls for a 4qt. trifle bowl and most trifle bowls sold are 3 qt.; I can't fit the last 3 layers in my 3 qt."

redneckgal 54413
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"Made this twice already but substituted bananas for the berries..and it turned out wonderful-- many requests for recipe. Thanks.."

HsyBar 53939
Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"I made this for my mother and mother-in-law for Mother's Day. They loved it and so did I!It is light and has a wonderful flavor pairing the berries with the angel fool cake and pudding mix.

I used a box angel food cake instead of a bought one (usually much cheaper) and had enough for the recipe.
I will absolutely make this again. It was easy and absolutely yummy!"

hccpa 87111
Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"I made this for a family get together for Mother's Day. There were 15 people there and everyone raved about it. They couldn't believe that it was low fat and sugar.

I will certainly make it again. It was reasonably fast and certainly easy to make."

Suncity103 84541
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"Would like to make but have never heard of an 18 inch angel food cake - what size should I purchase for preparing this?"

wjdahler 87109
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"Have made this recipe numerous times for different occasions and always come home with empty bowl. Everyone loves it! A definite keeper."

kellyngman 84540
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2010

"This is sooo good and so pretty on the table! Have made it several times already."

ytsmom 53938
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2009

"This is fabulous. I first made for a family event and one of the cousins wanted the recipe for their card group. I have since made it several times, substituting lemon for the vanilla pudding and yogurt. It is even better. I just use the berries that I have available. Impressive and easy!"

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