With the help of this recipe, you’ll be prepared for any last-minute barbecues, picnics, or parties. The fresh fruit, airy cake, and whipped filling create a guiltless, light dessert that may inspire even a second (or third) scoop.

Berry Layer Dessert

  • Prep Time:30 minutes
  • Cook Time:45 minutes
  • Total Time:1 hour 30 minutes
  • Servings:8 to 10
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 1 box of angel food cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 2 boxes of cheesecake pudding mix
  • 4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup cool whip
  • 16 oz strawberries
  • 1 pint blueberries
Photo by Jamie Gentges
Photo by Jamie Gentges
  • Step 1

    Gather ingredients and an angel food cake pan.

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    Photo by Jamie Gentges
  • Step 2

    Preheat oven to 350°F or as directed on box.

  • Step 3

    Beat together cake mix and water until incorporated.

    #SpoonTip: If you’re in a rush, buy a pre-made angel food cake and skip to step five.

    Photo by Jamie Gentges
    Photo by Jamie Gentges
  • Step 4

    Pour batter into greased pan. Then bake according to directions on box or until browned.

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    Photo by Jamie Gentges
  • Step 5

    Remove cake from oven and place the pan upside-down on a glass bottle to cool.

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    Photo by Jamie Gentges
  • Step 6

    Chop the angel food cake into bite-sized pieces with a serrated knife once cooled and set aside.

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    Photo by Jamie Gentges
  • Step 7

    Whisk together pudding mix and milk, following directions on box.

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    Photo by Jamie Gentges
  • Step 8

    Fold in cool whip after pudding has formed.

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    Photo by Jamie Gentges
  • Step 9

    Arrange cake bits in the bottom of a trifle dish or large bowl. This is your bottom layer.

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    Photo by Jamie Gentges
  • Step 10

    Pour the pudding mixture over the cake layer until fully covered.

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    Photo by Jamie Gentges
  • Step 11

    Place washed blueberries and quartered strawberries on top of the pudding layer.

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    Photo by Jamie Gentges
  • Step 12

    Repeat layers until all of the ingredients are used up, ending with berries on top.

     

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    Photo by Jamie Gentges