Feb 14, 2016

Gluten Free Strawberry Trifle

Looking for a fast and easy sweet for your sweetie, yourself or for entertaining? This Gluten Free Strawberry Trifle is easy, inexpensive and simply delicious!  

I love trifle. I grew up eating it at just about every fancy party my mom or aunts were throwing. I loved how the cake would get super moist from the whip cream and fresh fruit. Now that I’m a grown woman throwing my own self proclaimed fancy parties from time to time I now make trifle too. It’s easy and looks pretty....that’s probably why the women of my life love it just as much as I do.

This time around I wanted to do individually built trifles. I’ve been dying to do so since I received these vintage champagne glasses from my mom. They are interesting because they are squared off at the bottom instead of slightly rounded, like most champagne glasses.

Now onto the recipe…..

GF Strawberry Cake Recipe
I used a GF Yellow Cake Mix and followed those directions for eggs, oil etc. Then I added in my own touches :)
Added in two drops of red food coloring
½ cup Pureed Strawberries
Because I knew I was going to be cutting the cake into cubes I made sure my choice of baking vessel didn't give me a really thick cake, so I used mini cake pans. They are about 6 inches across. I used 3 total which gave me enough for about 8 servings trifle.

Follow the boxed recipe directions as follows for baking time. I baked the cakes for 15 minutes at 350 degrees because of the size. Bake yours according to the size given.
Let cool and then cut into bit sized cubes. Make sure that if you’re doing individual trifles, your bite sized cubes fit easily in the serving vessel.

I also made a homemade whipped cream, because, well...it’s better and simple to make.

Let the cakes cool before you remove them and start to cube them. Can you spot my fork test spots?? 

Homemade Strawberry Whipped Cream Recipe
1 pint of Heavy Whipping Cream
2 TBsp of Vanilla Extra
3 TBsp of Fresh Squeezed Lemon
4 Tbsp of Sugar
¼ cup of pureed strawberries

Add heavy whipping cream to mixer or bowl
Mix for 3-5 minutes, slowly adding in sugar, lemon, vanilla and strawberries
Whip until the cream is firm enough to stand on your finger without sliding off.

Now that you have everything bakes and whipped up, you're ready to start building your Trifle. Just start with whipped cream first, then layer in the cake cubes and repeat!

Gluten free baking can be frustrating, so that’s why I try and keep it simple and think outside of the box...the cake or baking box mix that is! And add in what I’d like instead of running to three different markets to get the right gf flour, etc... just to make a sweet indulgence.

I hope you enjoy this trifle whenever you’re craving something sweet, or feeling fancy.


  1. love this recipe! Great for entertaining (I have a brunch birthday coming up). Also, that "fancy another" tray is absolutely amazing!

  2. Ohhh this look scrumdiliumptious! I love the way you presented it as well!

  3. This looks oh so delicious, and right up my gluten free alley. Thanks for sharing! I am a gluten free blogger over at www.CelticCeliac.com


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