A No-Bake Summer Dessert

“A party without a CAKE is just a meeting.”
– Julia Childs

Hello, sweet friend…

June has arrived!

warmer weather…

gardens in bloom…

and visions of all things summer are dancing in my head…

a perfect time to feast on this delicious summer delight.


What’s Cooking…

A Berry Trifle


Lemon Glaze

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 14 ounce prepared angel food cake

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 16 ounces cream cheese2 (8 ounce packages). softened
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream


  • 4 cups blueberries
  • 4 cups strawberries sliced


  • To make the lemon glaze, whisk together sugar, lemon juice, and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Continue stirring over heat until sugar dissolves.
  • Once sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and whisk in almond extract; set aside.
  • Cut angel food cake into 1-inch thick slices.
  • Brush lemon glaze on each side of sliced cake.
  • Cut glazed cake into 1-inch cubes; set aside.
  • To make the cream cheese filling, beat together cream cheese and sugar with a mixer, on medium speed, until smooth. Add heavy whipping cream and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Arrange half the cake on the bottom of a trifle dish.
  • Sprinkle on an even layer of blueberries.
  • Spread half the cream cheese mixture over the blueberries and top with a layer of strawberries.
  • Repeat layers.
  • Top with any remaining berries.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate before serving.

Happy June!

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6 Responses to A No-Bake Summer Dessert

  1. Jose says:

    What a delightful treat for a summertime get together!
    Thank you for sharing such fun ideas!

  2. Donna L Kelly says:

    Sounds DELISH!!!!! Thanks for another great recipe!

  3. Nancy J Coughlin says:

    Wow!! I love Trifle and this recipe sounds fabulous! I will be giving this a try as soon as I gather together all the ingredients. And I will have to make room in the fridge for it. Really do like this fridge- it is too narrow (side-by-side)- and we can’t even fit a standard size pizza in the freezer. Oh, the troubles we face! Thanks for sharing this recipe here at the start of summer.

  4. Tilly says:

    Looks delicious! My Nana used to make trifle every summer. I have fond memories of swimming in her pool then warming up with a cup of hot chocolate and a serving of trifle.

  5. Angie in SoCal says:

    And how many calories is this?? LOL – it reads delicious!

  6. Angie in SoCal says:

    PS: and the glaze – when do we put that?

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