Because sometimes, chocolate just isn't what I want. I like to use a combination of raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Nice variety of colors and they go well together flavor wise. Or just strawberries is also a good choice. Also I am not a huge lemon fan, so when I make this one I use vanilla pudding. But most people aren't me and the world at large seems to like lemon. To garnish it I sometimes make a recipe of raspberry sauce and drizzle it over the top layer.
2 Cups mixed berries
1 White sponge cake, or angel food cake
Zest from 1 lemon
Zest from 1 lime
1 Tub Cool Whip or two cups whipped cream
2 Cups lemon or vanilla pudding (your own recipe or the box mix will work, I use the box)
Prepare the cake, cool and crumble the cool cake in a large bowl, set aside.
Prepare the pudding and let chill in fridge. Zest the lemon and the lime and mix the zest into the defrosted tub of cool whip or whipped cream. Rinse and wash the berries if they are fresh or defrost and drain frozen.
Next its a matter of deciding if you want to make it in individual cups, like a disposable plastic wine glass, or in a large trifle bowl. If doing individual only do one layer of each in the order I have below. If making it in a large trifle bowl do several thin layers following the order below. Finish the top of the trifles with either a curl of lemon or lime, a bit of fresh zest, fresh berries or a berry sauce of your choice.
Order to follow:
Cool whip or whipped cream
Final layer should be whipped cream with some garnish.