Vanilla Trifles

Strawberries, blueberries and chocolate chips…yes please!


1 Bag of Pamela’s Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix

1 Box of Gluten Free Vanilla, Strawberry or Chocolate pudding mix

1 Pint of Heavy Whipping Cream (reserve ¼ cup for chocolate sauce)

1 Basket of washed Strawberries, sliced, leave a few whole for garnish

1 Basket of washed Blueberries, Raspberries or Blackberries

1 Cup of Dark Chocolate Chips

1 Cup of Raspberry, Blueberry or Blackberry Syrup

1 -2 tsp. of Red Food Dye

2 tsp. of Vanilla

2 – 3 tbs. of Powdered Sugar


Cake mix according to package; separate cake mix in half, add 1-2 tsp. of red food dye to one half of cake mix and 1 cup of cocoa baking powder to the other half.  Mix thoroughly and pour each half into a separate ¼ size sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean.  Set aside to cool for 10-15 minutes.  Place sheet cakes on a large cutting board and cut into 1” square pieces.  Place in a large bowl.

1 package of Gluten Free Pudding Mix of your choice, chill for 20 minutes.

Whipped cream: add 1 pint of heavy whipping cream to a chilled mixing bowl.  Add 2 tsp. of vanilla and 2 – 3 tbsp. of powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.  Set aside.

Chocolate sauce: add 2-3 inches of water to the double boiler and set on medium heat.  Place the dark chocolate chips, a ¼ cup of heavy cream and 1 tsp. of vanilla into the top of the double boiler.  Stir mixture constantly until melted. 


A large trifle bowl or individual serving parfait dishes or cocktail glasses of any style or shape may be used. Layer pieces of cake in the bottom of the trifle bowl or glass. Next, place dollops of either the pudding or the whipped cream, then place a layer or the sliced strawberries or mixed berries, repeat steps until the bowl or dish is full. Place a big dollop of fresh whipped cream on the top and drizzle with either the raspberry sauce or the chocolate sauce (or both) over the top and down the insides of the glass dish. Garnish top with a strawberry flower, mixed berries or chocolate shavings.