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How To Make Miniature Berry Trifles

Miniature Berry Trifle

JC Phelps
There are few recipes that are easier and more delicious than my miniature berry trifle! I recommend making the whipped cream and angel food cake from scratch; however, if you are short on time, store-bought will be just fine!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Angel Food Cake Pan
  • Food Processor
  • Stand Mixer + Whisk Attachment

Ingredients
  

For The Angel Food Cake

  • 1 c. cake flour
  • 12 egg whites
  • 1.75 c. sugar
  • 1.5 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • .5 tsp. almond extract
  • .5 tsp. salt

For The Whipped Cream

  • 2 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract

For The Trifle

  • 1 carton raspberries washed
  • 1 carton blueberries washed

Instructions
 

For The Angel Food Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Add sugar to a food processor. Pulse until super fine.
  • Sift together half of the total sugar, the cake flour, and the salt.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, use the whisk attachment to mix together the egg whites, vanilla extract, almond extract, and cream of tartar. Whisk on low and slowly work up the speed. After roughly 90 seconds, start slowly adding in the remaining sugar, only a little at a time.
  • After adding in all of the remaining sugar and achieving stiff peaks, fold in the dry ingredients in small increments.
  • Transfer batter to an ungreased angel food cake pan. Bake for roughly 40 minutes (note: you'll want to place the cake in the bottom part of the oven). At the end of baking, you'll want the top to be golden brown and the middle to pass the typical skewer test (it should come out clean).
  • Cool upside down on a cooling rack for 90 minutes – two hours. Remove angel food cake from the pan.

For The Whipped Cream

  • Add heavy whipping cream to the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment.
  • Add powdered sugar + vanilla extract. Whip on high speed for 3-5 minutes.
  • Whip until the cream forms soft peaks, as pictured, when the whisk is raised.

For The Trifle

  • In small, clear vessels (I like to use rocks/wine glasses), layer the whipped cream, angel food cake, and berries. Alternate use of each item. Serve and enjoy!
Keyword angel food cake, miniature berry trifle, whipped cream