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Super Easy Trifle Recipe

Memorial Day, Fourth of July or just for fun! This trifle recipe is super easy, super yummy and will be sure to please a crowd!!

Oh my stars trifle

This is one of the easiest desserts you will ever make and it will get an “Oh Wow!” from your guests!! It is really simple and takes only a few minutes to throw together!

Here is what you need:

  • Star Shaped Cookie Cutter
  • Sara Lee Pound Cake
  • Tub of Cool Whip
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Crushed Oreo cookies (I used mini’s, but you can use full sized – keep a few uncrushed for decoration)
  • Hot fudge

Here is what you do:

  • Slice the Sara Lee Pound cake the width of your cookie cutter (mine was in half, but if you have a smaller cookie cutter you can probably cut it in thirds and then get more stars out of it!)
  • Slice the sections of the pound cake into thinner slices (about 1/4 inch thick)
  • Cut out stars and place them aside
  • Use the leftover pieces of cake to line the bottom of the trifle bowl
  • Cover the cake with a layer of Cool Whip
  • Place the star cut outs along the side of the bowl
  • Add a layer of strawberries and bananas, hot fudge and crushed cookies
  • Add another layer of cake and repeat steps until at the top of the bowl.
  • The last layer should be Cool Whip
  • Decorate with a star, some crushed cookies and a few strawberries
trifle pictograph

Looking for some other easy to make, crowd pleasing desserts:

ice cream sandwich cake
how to make ice cream cake collage
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. Darling idea! I’m wild about any patriotic ideas & dishes….this one takes the cake. ;-} Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck. (We’d love it if you’d link back to the party within your post…recipes like this one are definitely feature-worthy=) Have a great weekend.

  2. Love the star idea! So creative and festive 🙂 quick question for you – how did you make such a long picture with the step by steps?