Chantilly Berry Trifle, I’m not even kidding you guys. All the flavors of Berry Chantilly Cake but with way less hassle, because I’m all about less work and all the taste.
You get all the credit for the amazing flavor combination, the “ohhh and awww” without having to stack and ice an intricate cake!
Basically this dessert has 4 steps:
- Make a white cake
- Give your fresh berries a cocktail and get them tipsy
- Make icing using cream cheese, mascarpone cheese, heavy cream and powdered sugar
- Layer it all in a bowl
And while you are doing this sing and dance in the kitchen…..
Chantilly lace and a pretty face
And a pony tail a hangin’ down
That wiggle in the walk
And giggle in the talk
Makes the world go round
Because you seriously can’t help yourself, it sticks in your head! Plus if you’re anything like me you’ve fixed yourself an orange juice and Triple Sec cocktail while your dancing in your kitchen, I mean the ingredients are right there!
Chantilly Berry Trifle
This was going to be a beautiful picture of a serving of the trifle all pretty on the plate. But while dipping it out I got some on my fingers and it was all down hill from there, I ate it before I knew what was happening!
This dessert, while beautiful, is all about the flavor combinations and taste. So if you don’t have a trifle bowl don’t panic, this dessert tastes just as amazing in any bowl!
And while we are being perfectly honest, and if nothing else I’m always honest! This bowl in the picture isn’t even a trifle bowl. It’s a plastic punch bowl from Wal-mart.
It’s sitting on an empty Weck jar turned upside down. Seriously this is basically how my life plays out!
Other berry favorites:
Chantilly Berry Trifle
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
Fresh Berry Layer
- 8 cups fresh berries
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup Triple Sec or Grand Marnier
Icing Cream Layer
- 8 ounce cream cheese
- 8 ounce mascarpone cheese
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- Combine all cake ingredients and mix well with electric mixer
- Pour batter into a greased and floured 9x13 (or use some Bakers Joy-my favorite)
- Bake in pre-heated 350° oven for 30-35 minutes, until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean
- Allow cake to cool completely
- Once cake is cool cut into large bite size cubes
Fresh Berry Layer
- The fruit combinations are limitless - I used strawberries (hulled and cut up), raspberries, blueberries and black berries.Be sure to cut larger fruit like strawberries up into pieces close to the size of your other smaller fruit
- Place all fruit in a bowl, pour Orange juice and Triple Sec over fruit and carefully stir to coat all the fruit
- Allow to sit at least 15 minutes so those berries are good and tipsy
- If you prefer not to use the alcohol just replace it with additional orange juice
- In a large mixing bowl beat until creamy the cream cheese and mascarpone cheese
- With mixer on lowest speed carefully add the heavy cream, mix until combined and smooth
- Now slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until creamy and smooth
Assembly of Trifle
- First you will want to drain you berries
- In a large bowl or trifle bowl start by layering cubes of cake-no need to stress just carefully fill the bottom of the bowl with cake pieces
- Next pour on a happy layer of icing, about half of your icing depending on how big your bowl is and how many layers you want - 3 layers of each use ⅓ of your icing on each layer - same goes for cake and berries!
- Next layer is berries, carefully place berries on icing layer! Your berries are tipsy and very juicy so handle with care so you don't make a mush of them
- Start over......cake, icing, berries - until you are out of ingredients or your trifle bowl is full
- Stand back and admire your creation while drinking the spiked berry juice you poured off your berries!
Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.
Hey, I’m Jent!
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