Summer Berry Trifle combines the fresh fruits of summer with sponge cake and whipped cream. Otis Spunkmeyer Golden Crème Cakes make a great shortcut for this dessert.
This time of year is PERFECT for making one of my favorite “simple” desserts – berry trifles. The grocery stores have plump and sweet blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries just jumping out to greet you when you walk in the door — all you have to do is decide how to use them!
Trifles always look fancy, but aren’t hard to make at all, and a new group of products by Otis Spunkmeyer made my job even easier – and tastier! Most of you know Otis Spunkmeyer because of their yummy chocolate chip cookies, but now the company makes a retail line of baked treats that tout they are made with “No Funky Stuff”, and boy are they good!
For my Summer Berry Trifle, I decided to replace the standard angel food cake with OS’s Golden Crème Cakes, which are golden snack cakes filled with a yummy buttercream filling. (An added bonus is the Golden Crème Cake doesn’t have artificial colors, artificial flavoring, high fructose corn syrup and artificial oils/over-processed oils, which I like because I am trying to cut out a lot with the word “artificial” in it!) I used 20 of the cakes (each box comes with ten individually wrapped cakes) and cut them each into four small pieces.
I call this simple, because you can “cheat” and use vanilla pudding for the other layers, or you can be “fancy” and do the filling from scratch – completely up to you with what works with your schedule.
Trifles usually involve a liquor of some kind. I can’t drink alcohol, so I used juice instead – this also makes the trifle more kid-friendly for picnics and other family outings. (If you are making it for an adult-only gathering, pick your favorite liquor or brandy and replace the juice with it.)
You can buy the Otis Spunkmeyer Golden Crème Cakes, or any of their “No Funky Stuff” baked goods, at Wal Mart and Sams Clubs. (To find the closest store near to you, visit their website at http://www.otisspunkmeyer.com.)
you might also like No Bake Cheesecake Brownie Parfaits
Or Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake Trifle from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen