Zinfandel Strawberry Trifle Recipe
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Zinfandel Strawberry Trifle Recipe

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This mouthwatering recipe is absolutely delicious and was given to me by a friend. It's so easy to make but feels really special. —Nicole Clayton, Prescott, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups Zinfandel wine or grape juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 loaves (10-3/4 ounces each) frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Additional fresh strawberries

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 326 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine wine and 1/3 cup sugar. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup. Set saucepan in ice water and stir the mixture for 3 minutes. Stir in strawberries and vanilla.
  2. Meanwhile, cut one cake in half widthwise (save the other half for another use). Cube remaining cake; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add remaining sugar; beat until soft peaks form.
  4. In a 3-qt. trifle bowl or glass serving bowl, layer a third of the cake cubes, strawberry mixture and whipped topping. Repeat twice. Chill until serving. Garnish with additional strawberries.
  5. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Zinfandel Strawberry Trifle in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009 , p42

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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N.L. User ID: 6627784 167330
Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"What can I say? People loved it. There was no left overs. I ran out of whipped cream and had to run to the store and buy more. So, if you follow the recipe, you might want to do extra whipped cream just to be sure you don't run out of it while you are putting together the Trifle.

Also, prepare it the same day you are going to use it, not the day before. I don't think this is a dessert you can prepare ahead of time"

Cutepest User ID: 2158127 152996
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2009

"This is absolutely delicious. It was a big hit on father's day.One helping is just not enough. The only thing I did different was added 1 extra quart of sliced strawberrie."

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