Red, White and Blue Trifle

The perfect dessert for the Layered Fourth - Red, White and Blue Trifle { lilluna.com } Recipe includes white cake mix, red and blue food coloring, white chocolate pudding, cool whip, and strawberries.

It wasn’t too long ago that I made a Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Trifle that was a HUGE hit with the family. The kids have been begging to have it again and with strawberry season ending soon I knew I just had to make this yummy treat at least once more.

Rewind to a few weeks ago when I saw this recipe via Pinterest from Betty Crocker for a Red, White and Blue Trifle that looked like a patriotic version of my trifle. I knew I had to make it because it just looks so pretty and festive. The recipe didn’t call for angel food cake which is one of my favorite parts of the trifle, but no worries – it was just as delicious!!

This easy treat is so fun to make and will be perfect for your upcoming Fourth of July celebrations. 🙂

Pretty, right? The best part about this dessert is it’s so nice and cool and refreshing and is perfect for the warm weather on Independence Day. 🙂

Here’s the recipe:

Red, White and Blue Trifle Recipe

5 from 1 vote

The perfect dessert for the Layered Fourth - Red, White and Blue Trifle. Recipe includes white cake mix, red and blue food coloring, white chocolate pudding, cool whip, and strawberries.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 3720 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp red food coloring
  • 1/2 tbsp blue food coloring
  • 3.3 oz white chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 large tub Cool Whip
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven o 325 and spray TWO 8-inch square pans.

  2. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, buttermilk, oil, eggs and cocoa until well combined.
  3. Divide batter into two bowls. Add red food coloring to one bowl and blue food coloring to the other bowl. Mix each bowl well until color is thoroughly mixed through the batter.
  4. Add red mix to one 8 inch square pan and the blue mix to the other pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool.
  5. Make the cream mixture by making your pudding as directed on the box. Add the large tub of cool whip and mix well.
  6. Cut cake into 1 inch squares.
  7. Add ⅓ pudding mixture to your trifle dish.
  8. Add a layer of blue cake mix squares and sliced strawberries.
  9. Add another ⅓ pudding mixture on top of that.
  10. Add a layer of red cake mix squares and then top with remaining pudding mixture.
  11. Top with sprinkles. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

The perfect dessert for the Layered Fourth - Red, White and Blue Trifle { lilluna.com } Recipe includes white cake mix, red and blue food coloring, white chocolate pudding, cool whip, and strawberries.

The perfect dessert for the Layered Fourth - Red, White and Blue Trifle { lilluna.com } Recipe includes white cake mix, red and blue food coloring, white chocolate pudding, cool whip, and strawberries.

The perfect dessert for the Layered Fourth - Red, White and Blue Trifle { lilluna.com } Recipe includes white cake mix, red and blue food coloring, white chocolate pudding, cool whip, and strawberries.

The perfect dessert for the Layered Fourth - Red, White and Blue Trifle { lilluna.com } Recipe includes white cake mix, red and blue food coloring, white chocolate pudding, cool whip, and strawberries.

The perfect dessert for the Layered Fourth - Red, White and Blue Trifle { lilluna.com } Recipe includes white cake mix, red and blue food coloring, white chocolate pudding, cool whip, and strawberries.

Lots of pictures I know, but I just loved the colors SO much and couldn’t narrow it down to just 3. 😉

For more Fourth of July recipes be sure to check out:

Delicious Patriotic Fudge recipe on { lilluna.com } Ingredients include white chocolate chips, butter extract, sweetened condensed milk, and red and blue m&m's. So yummy!!

Patriotic Fudge

Patriotic Dirt Cake! Such a fun, yummy and cool treat to serve on the Fourth. Crushed oreo's, cool whip, cream cheese, & pudding, topped with patriotic sprinkles!

Patriotic Dirt Cake

Super easy and delicious White Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats { lilluna.com } Gooey rice krispies topped with white chocolate and candy sprinkles.

White Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

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Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    This is a pretty dessert for the 4th. of July and it look delicious too…..thanks for posting it….