Strawberry Trifle Recipe
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Strawberry Trifle Recipe

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I won first prize in a dairy recipe contest with this tasty trifle. You can double the recipe and make two for large groups. —Norma Steiner, Monroe, Wisconsin
Featured In: Top 10 Trifle Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 8 cups cubed angel food cake
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 375 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 445mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the milk, sour cream, pudding mix and orange peel on low speed until thickened. Fold in whipped cream.
  2. Place half of the cake cubes in a 3-qt. glass bowl. Arrange a third of the strawberries around sides of bowl and over cake; top with half of the pudding mixture. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining berries. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To avoid squishing light-as-air angel food cake, freeze it overnight, then cut it with a serrated knife, using a back-and-forth motion.
  • One tablespoon orange liqueur in the sour cream mixture adds a special touch.
  • Originally published as Strawberry Trifle in Country Woman September/October 2002, p35

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    Andrea User ID: 9180569 267455
    Reviewed May. 29, 2017

    "Made this for a Memorial Day Party. Absolutely delicious!!! Tip: Instead of sour cream, I used Greek yogurt. It was perfect!"

    debpetersen User ID: 452182 266229
    Reviewed May. 23, 2017

    "An easy, light and refreshing dessert. The orange peel in the whipped cream/pudding mixture is delicious."

    Anna User ID: 9000194 258645
    Reviewed Dec. 26, 2016

    "The preparation was so easy and resulted in a delicious dessert that looked fabulous for our family Christmas get together. I defrosted about a cup of frozen strawberries and sprinkled them with a tablespoon of sugar. I put this on the bottom just to add some sweetness and my daughter said that she really liked this addition. The top of the dessert was not white like in the picture so next time I would cover the top with canned whipped cream to give it a better finish. This will be my go to dessert for a crowd from now on!"

    iSurvivor User ID: 8911519 252554
    Reviewed Aug. 12, 2016

    "This was incredibly easy to make. The star of the show was the pudding mixture. Who knew that sour cream could make such a difference! This was my first time ever making a strawberry trifle and it was so good that both of my kids had seconds. I made the angel food cake from scratch and while that was being prepared, I sliced and marinated the strawberries in sugar/water. The trifle cream is not very sweet so I wanted to make sure the strawberries were super sweet. Now I know what I'll be making for potlucks and holidays!"

    TheDix User ID: 607421 252429
    Reviewed Aug. 10, 2016

    "Excellent! Yummy! easy!"

    sarahmc1r User ID: 8902654 251987
    Reviewed Jul. 29, 2016

    "This was a snap to make and totally delicious. Everyone loved it!"

    xxcskier User ID: 1136353 251869
    Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

    "This is delicious! I also used cool whip like other reviewer's, simple to prepare and full of summer flavor! I will be making this again soon!"

    sallisuey User ID: 8865932 248490
    Reviewed May. 22, 2016

    "this was way too much so I made 1/2 of it and every1 thought it was to elegant for a country bumpkin wedding! but every1 loved it!"

    Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 248488
    Reviewed May. 22, 2016

    "A really tasty, easy and pretty dessert. I am going to add blueberries for the Fourth of July!"

    icg1759 User ID: 2182060 247564
    Reviewed Apr. 27, 2016

    "I made this recipe and it was yummy, yummy, yummy :)"

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