Fourth of July Trifle Fireworks!

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This will light up any Fourth of July, day or night! So nice and light after all that BBQ. Cooking time is really chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dice 1/2 cup strawberries. Halve 1/2 cup blueberries,leaving very small ones whole. Keep both berries in different bowls and set aside.
  2. Slice rest of strawberries.
  3. Divide boiling water, placing two cups in two bowls. Dissolve each flavor of gelatin in the separate bowls. Stir about 2 minutes. Stir in one cup cold water into each bowl.
  4. PREPARE:.
  5. Pour strawberry gelatin into 13x9 inch pan and do the same with the berry blue gelatin. Refrigerate both pans for one hour. Remove gelatins from refrigerator. Mix strawberries in with like gelatin. Do the same with the blueberries. Return both to refrigerator until set and firm, about 2 hours.
  6. Whip heavy cream, sugar and vanilla using very cold beaters and bowl. Refrigerate.
  8. Cube both gelatins.
  9. Put berry blue on bottom of trifle bowl or 31/2 quart clear glass bowl.
  10. Place rest of blueberries over gelatin.
  11. Next add all the cake evenly.
  12. Add 2/3rds of cream sealing edges.
  13. Strawberry gelatin is next. Followed by fresh strawberries.
  14. Place 1/3 cream nicely on top.
  15. Refrigerate several hours and serve.


Most Helpful

This was a wonderfully, light ending to our 4th of July BBQ! Everyone raved inbetween mouthfuls. Very simple to put together with clear directions. I do have to say that for convenience factors, I did use cool whip. This will be made again, next time though I might try orange jello with manderine orange slices. Everyone at the BBQ says thank you for sharing!

Griffin_1012 July 03, 2010

This was delicious and easy to make! I used raspberries instead of blueberries as we have a blueberry-hater in the family (and it wasn't the Fourth of July, or he would have been out of luck!) I'm sure the presentation would have been more interesting with the blue colors, but it was still beautiful and tasty! This had to sit overnight before serving so I was worried that the cake would get soggy, but it didn't.

Elisa72 May 14, 2006

Good recipe! It looked a lot harder to make than it was... I got lots of compliments when I took it to a party I went to. they thought I spent days on the thing. But obviously I didn't... I just let them beleive I did!

Caty July 05, 2005

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