Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fresh Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

I could talk and talk to you about this delicious strawberry dessert Mom and I made a few weeks ago when strawberry season had began! Why would I have so much to say? To start, probably because strawberries are my favorite berry....

Strawberries in season are even more reason to celebrate the late spring/early summer season.....

Because the only thing that could possibly enhance the taste of a strawberry would be freshly whipped cream....

I love to watch the frothy goodness turn into decadent fluffy cream...

"Pile it on high!" Mom said to me. :)

And the best thing about this dessert is that it was made in Mom's kitchen, amongst laughter and licking spoons with a view out the kitchen window of countryside paradise.

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Sour Cream Pound Cake, cubed
Fresh Strawberries, chopped

For the whipped cream:
Heavy Whipping Cream, very cold
 Real Vanilla Extract
 Spoons for Licking (important!!)

This can't get any easier!

Assemble in layers like you would any shortcake, but in a large trifle dish. I started mine with the strawberries that sat with sugar for at least half an hour to get juicy. Next add cubes of cake, more strawberries and then whipped cream. Start over again with the strawberries. I ended the trifle with strawberries, but made a huge mound of the whipped cream in the center for a grand finale! Delicious!

As a yummy variation, I have toasted sliced almonds and layered that with the whipped cream. If you do that, also add a dash of almond extract to the cream. This variation is unreal!
Serve on a hot day to a relaxed crowd. This is a classic summertime dessert that will be sure to please all!

Don't you love when you serve something so easy, yet beautiful?
I don't have time to chat, unfortunately, but I had to share this with y'all today! We're going back home to visit for a couple of nights. Pa (Mr. Cozy's grandad) is going to look at our antique table. Unfortunately it was hurt in the move. He's a carpenter by trade, and he's the best! Back to the country we go for a bit.

Have a blessed day!


Kris said...

Woooowheee! That looks so good!!!

Linda said...

Strawberry shortcake is my favorite but I usually just put the strawberries right on the pound cake...then the whipped cream...this looks so pretty...what a great dessert for a family gathering!!

Crunchy Creamy Sweet said...

Oh my! This looks heavenly! I would love to just dig right in there! YUM!

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Bless my soul this looks soooooo wonderfully refreshing! Thanks for posting this yumminess and sharing your special memory in "mom's" kitchen. Mommy time is important - especially once we've flown the nest! My mom and I are meeting once per week to have a girl's day - either staying in at her place to sew and craft or going out to explore a local small town and its shoppes. It is wonderful!

Lois' Laughlines said...

YUM strawberries, whipped cream, pound cake...what's not to love. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
blessings to you.

Patty Ripley said...

I need to make this for a BBQ this weekend ~ would you be able to share your sour cream pound cake recipe too? It looks amazing in your photo ~ thank you so much for this. xox

Kate Mullaney said...

Can you give amounts for ingredients in the strawberry shortcake trifle please?

Leslie said...

Patty, I'm sorry to just now be replying... Oops! The secret to the sour cream pound cake is that it's store bought! (Kroger, to be exact.). This trifle is a quick and simple recipe, although I highly recommend the homemade whipped cream. :) I'm sure your favorite pound cake recipe homemade would be divine, but for this I usually stick with a delicious prepared one. Enjoy!!