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Berry Trifle with Lemon Mousse

I am loving Spring. It is finally here and I can’t get enough of it! Yesterday I went on a long run and it was actually HOT! It felt really good though, I just have to remember my sunscreen next time:) Oh, and Happy Earth Day! Do something extra special to save the environment today!

I have been finding some great sales on berries, too good to pass up. I love eating them on my cereal or just plain for a healthy snack. I bought way too many so I decided to celebrate Spring with a Berry Trifle.

I love trifles, they are easy, pretty, and the variations are endless. This time I went with strawberries, blackberries, and I made a lemon mousse. I also added in a few pieces of my lemon angel food cupcakes. I just tore them into chunks and placed them in between the berries and mousse.

It was really hard to eat this trifle, not because it didn’t look good, but because it looked TOO good. I didn’t want to mess it up, but eventually I gave in and I am glad I did. The trifle was delightful. The lemon mousse is very light and refreshing. You really don’t need the angel food cake, but why not? It made the trifle extra special. If you have an abundance of berries, try a berry trifle. Trust me, it will make your day!

Berry Trifle with Lemon Mousse

  • (Printable Recipe)

  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix (I used sugar free)

    2 cups milk (I used skim)

    1 half-pint container heavy whipping cream

    1 tablespoon granulated sugar



    Lemon Angel Food Cupcakes (you can leave them out or substitute any angel food cake)

  • In a medium to large bowl, mix instant pudding mix and milk; stir thoroughly and set aside. In another medium-sized bowl, beat heavy whipping cream and sugar on medium to high speed (with an electric mixer) until stiff peaks form. Working in thirds, gently fold whipped cream into pudding mixture until thoroughly combined. If necessary, whip combined mixture again until thickened.

    To assemble the trifle, layer the mousse, berries, and cake. Get creative and make it pretty. We used mini trifle dishes, you can make one big one if you wish.

  • Mousse recipe adapted from Rachael Ray

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77 Responses to “Berry Trifle with Lemon Mousse”

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums — April 22, 2009 @ 5:07 am

    That trifle looks so refreshing and delightful!



  2. VeggieGirl — April 22, 2009 @ 5:07 am

    Hooray for springtime and for lovely trifle desserts!! :-)

  3. Erica — April 22, 2009 @ 5:08 am

    Must be a Rachel Ray recipe kind of week 😉 This looks just beautiful. Did you get a new camera?

  4. Steph — April 22, 2009 @ 5:12 am

    I’ve only had a trifle once and it was a cake mix one.. definitely not as yummy as yours!

  5. Risa — April 22, 2009 @ 5:14 am

    This trifle looks so refreshing and delicious!

  6. A. and M. — April 22, 2009 @ 5:24 am

    W the summer!! I cant wait to give it a try..

  7. 5 Star Foodie — April 22, 2009 @ 5:40 am

    Gorgeous looking trifle!

  8. April — April 22, 2009 @ 5:56 am


  9. Megan — April 22, 2009 @ 6:11 am

    Looks like summer in a bowl!

  10. Veron — April 22, 2009 @ 6:16 am

    Ah…so refresshing!!!

  11. Meg — April 22, 2009 @ 6:23 am

    Berries and lemon always pair so well together! This looks delicious!

  12. Barbara Bakes — April 22, 2009 @ 6:24 am

    This looks so light and delicious!

  13. Lisa — April 22, 2009 @ 6:26 am

    So delicious looking. Your picturea are fabulous. I am glad you are feeling better.

  14. CookiePie — April 22, 2009 @ 6:36 am

    Lemon and berries — so delicious and refreshing!!!

  15. Jen — April 22, 2009 @ 6:47 am

    I love the combination of lemon and berries! These look beautiful – great for entertaining in individual glasses!

  16. kat — April 22, 2009 @ 6:47 am

    That does look does look mighty tasty & good for you with all that fruit right.

  17. Netts Nook — April 22, 2009 @ 6:47 am

    What a perfect way to use your cupcakes. Love all the berries looks great nice pictures.

  18. Happy cook — April 22, 2009 @ 6:50 am

    Looks so so yummy, i totally agree too good looking to mess it up, but give it to me i will mess up and enjoy this delicious dessert.

  19. Maria — April 22, 2009 @ 6:58 am

    Thanks everyone! This is the perfect dessert for Spring. It is so easy too, impress your guests with this one!

  20. Leslie — April 22, 2009 @ 7:04 am

    Almost too pretty to eat…almost!!

  21. Dawn — April 22, 2009 @ 7:35 am

    Ohhh very pretty. I can't say I'm feeling the whole spring thing because it's 45 degrees BUT we are getting warm weather come fri, sat & sun. I am sooooo ready!

  22. Burp and Slurp~! — April 22, 2009 @ 7:41 am

    simple, yet elegant and impressive! lemon mousse sounds perfect for the warmer weather!

  23. teresa — April 22, 2009 @ 8:02 am

    This is such a beautiful spring dessert, and what a lovely picture!

  24. Cathy — April 22, 2009 @ 8:14 am

    This looks delicious! Light, refreshing and perfect for spring!

  25. Pearl — April 22, 2009 @ 8:20 am

    that looks like a very appropriately-springy dessert! :)

  26. Tracey — April 22, 2009 @ 8:49 am

    So pretty! I can’t wait until berries are on sale here!

  27. Gaby — April 22, 2009 @ 8:54 am

    soooooooooo pretty! I would totally eat that for lunch today!

  28. Debbie — April 22, 2009 @ 9:21 am

    That looks so tempting to just dig into!!!

  29. Pam — April 22, 2009 @ 9:35 am

    Oh my – it looks like heaven. I love this kind of dessert. Creamy and delicious.

  30. Manggy — April 22, 2009 @ 9:44 am

    That *is* beautiful! I’ve never had a trifle before though, can you believe that?! O_o

  31. How To Eat A Cupcake — April 22, 2009 @ 10:10 am

    Wow it DOES look so fantastic! Gorgeous photos!

  32. Bridgett — April 22, 2009 @ 10:12 am

    Lovely! I love trifle and this one looks so refreshing.

  33. Cate — April 22, 2009 @ 10:20 am

    Mmm, that looks like a perfect way to celebrate Spring!

  34. Claudia — April 22, 2009 @ 10:24 am

    This looks wonderful. I too have been finding great berries – we usually juat snack on them – or have a smoothie in the morning – but this brings them to new heights.

  35. Kristen616 — April 22, 2009 @ 10:48 am

    Looks delicious! Perfect for spring!

  36. Elyse — April 22, 2009 @ 10:50 am

    Man oh man, this trifle looks delicious! It’s so hot in the Bay Area right now, and I’m craving light and cool desserts. This trifle seems like the epitome of all of those adjectives! I can’t wait to get my hands on some berries so I can make this. Delicious!!

  37. Natashya — April 22, 2009 @ 11:29 am

    I love trifle, yours is so fresh looking. Just delicious.

  38. The Blonde Duck — April 22, 2009 @ 11:46 am

    I love trifles! There was a nutter butter banana pudding one in S. Living I’ve been dying to try!

  39. The Short (dis)Order Cook — April 22, 2009 @ 12:44 pm

    I’m still waiting for berry season around here. It will be time for strawberries in a few weeks. Then they won’t cost as much.

    I’m glad you put the cake in the trifle. Part of what I love about trifle is the mix of textures. I love the squoosh of cream and the firmness of berries against the crumb of a cake. Nice work.

  40. stephchows — April 22, 2009 @ 12:50 pm

    This just makes me believe spring is here for sure!

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