Berrylicious Trifle

I’m inspired by the most peculiar things.

This time it was a $1.97 single-serving trifle dish. It caught my eye, and I knew it was time to create my first trifle.

I knew it would be easy, too, because I’d seen Dr. Oz toss one together in seconds on his show. Basically, just put your favorite yogurt (or other topping), berries, and cakes in varying layers and make it look pretty. Easy enough.

Except for this looming question: What cake was I too use?

I’ve made oh so very many cakes and cookies. Should I go chocolatey with my blue velvet cupcake recipe? A little tart with my raspberry cupcake recipe? Traditional chocolate? No-pudge brownie layers? Sweet-and-pink strawberry cookies?

What’s a baker to do?

I couldn’t decide on just one, so I went with two: My imitation VitaTop chocolate muffin top recipe and my strawberry cookie recipe.

I’m not going to list out how to make each. You may very well want to try others, like one of the others mentioned above. So instead I’ll link to each of the different cookie-cake batters I’ve already published and hope that you’ll have an easier time deciding than I did.

Sweet-and-Soft Strawberry Cookies

Strawberry cookie recipe used in the trifle I made.


VitaTop Chocolate Muffin Tops

Chocolate-Raspberry Fudge Cake

Sunrise Banana-Oat Muffins

Berry-Stuffed Breakfast Cakes


Homemade Graham Cracker Crust

Spice Cake

Pumpkin Cookie Dough

Sugar Cookie Dough

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Once you’ve made that decision, all you need to do is bake and layer!


-Bake your batter of choice. Make sure that you form batter into a round, circular shape that will fit well in your trifle dish. I flattened mine out into large cookie shapes and then cut into perfect circles using the circular edges of a measuring cup.

-Layer as you like using different yogurts, ice creams, berries, cakes, toppings, etc! But before you layer, make sure that anything baked has cooled completely so the yogurt or ice cream layers don’t melt into a runny mess.

I popped mine back in the freezer for a few minutes. Doing so on a hot evening made my chilly treat that much more scrumptious.