No dessert completes a summertime picnic quite like fresh berries and whipped cream.

This red, white & blueberry trifle takes that treat to the next level by combining it with sponge cake, then layering everything. It’s as pretty as it is delicious!

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You will need:

Fruit layer

  • 2 pints blueberries
  • 6 ounces blackberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ⅓ cup water

Cream layer

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

You’ll also need a sponge cake that’s been cut into pieces, and some sliced fresh strawberries. Top the entire confection with powdered sugar.

Layer cake, fruit, and homemade whipped cream to create this deliciously patriotic treat
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