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A Delicious Trifle by Tammy

It was a perfect day full of laughter, family and a delicious spread!

Things rarely go as planned...but once in a while they exceed your expectations.
One of my favorite bloggers posted a recipe for a 4th of July Trifle.

Her baking never fails to surprise or delight me.

If you have been to her site, then you know what I mean...if not, then I strongly suggest you go and take a peak.

Rose Hawthorne of Kitchens Are Monkey Business featured a luscious trifle dessert that I knew had to make appearance at our 4th of July table.

I must admit though, the days leading up to the holiday were crazy and overwhelming.  I tried to get a head-start on this dessert the day before.  However, it was a race against time because I wanted this dessert ready for the grand finale of the evening.

So, I followed the recipe through for the Lemon Sponge Cake and Syrup and had that prepped the night before.  *Note* Let the cake sit overnight and soak up all that sweet juice.

However, I substituted the Lemon Lime Curd with a quick and easy homemade Strawberry Jam and just used whipped topping in between.  I'll definitely give the full recipe a go soon.  But let me say.  That cake. Sooooo good!

Rosie told me that the Cake, Crème Anglaise and Curd can all be made the night before.

Time to get down to business now.

Lemon Sponge Cake and Syrup follow recipe here.

Strawberry Jam:
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon Corstarch

Whipped Topping
Fresh Blueberries

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients for strawberry jam over medium heat.  Be sure to stir often. The sauce should thicken into a jam in about 15 minutes.  Remove from stove top and let cool completely.

Follow Rosie on how she cubed her cake.

Now you can use a trifle bowl, but I felt the small jars were a festive touch.

I put down a layer of cake at the bottom and followed it up with the jam, another layer of cake, whipped topping and fresh blueberries.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy ;)

And voila! You have a 4th of July trifle...well, you can make it whenever you like.  No need to wait until next year ;)

Now for the grand finale...
 The day ended on a magical note.  I put Louis on my mp3 and watched the colored lights dazzle before my eyes against the midnight canvas.

I don't quite remember a day as wonderful as this.  I hope yours was just as wonderful.

Until next time lovelies.

"To see the Summer Sky is Poetry..."


  1. My dearest, This was a beautiful day. Filled with cooking, good food and fun. Each day spent with you is a gift to be cherished. Blessings my dearest angel, your mom xoxo

  2. I love your photos and your trifle is perfect for the day. Simple to prepare and fun to eat. Nice post.

  3. Thanks, Tammy! Is that cake not wonderful? So glad you made this.

  4. Loved Louis Armstrong and I'm listening to him right now.

    What a delightful treat indeed. Appealing to the eye and it sounds very tasty.

    Have a fabulous day. My best to Catherine with lots of hugs too. ☺

  5. I've always wanted to make a trifle. The jar idea is brilliant! Can't wait to try it.

  6. Definitly a great way to celebrate:)

  7. Oh, I am saving this one and passing it along to my Fourth of July Loving daughter! Thank you, Catherine. blessings ~ tanna

  8. Ooops, I meant Tammy! Though I was thinking how very, very sweet it is that you share this blog and your love of cooking and family. I'm a big fan. t.

  9. Tammy, We've never made trifle but this sure looks good! This recipe will be hand carried to my better half for her consideration...and prep! Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  10. This is the truth I have to make a trifle dish in two weeks - this looks great! Love, sandie

  11. Tammy this is way too beautiful :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  12. Great post.. What a beautiful trifle.. Never made them in a mason jar before.

  13. I LOVE trifles and these look perfect for indulging in a sweet summertime treat! Great recipe, Tammy!

  14. I'd love to have this for dessert any day of the week!! Saw your post over at Wicked Good Wednesdays!

  15. Hi Tammy, I would love to have this lovely trifle, so refreshing and luscious. Excellent click and love the presentation. 2 thumbs up for you.

    Hugs to you, have a wonderful day.

  16. Certainly different to what we would call a trifle Tammy. Loved the fact the you put it in jam jars!!

  17. This looks delicious for a hot summer day! Sharing on G+! Thanks for linking up at All Things Pretty!

  18. Looks beautiful and delicious. Thank you for linking it up to Wonderful Food Wednesday last week. We are excited to feature it this week. Stop by Tuesday after 7pm EST to see the feature.

  19. So yummy!!! I love desserts in mason jars.
    Thanks so much for sharing this, and your other links, at our "Best Of The Weekend party"! I have pinned this to our party board and another big board too. We hope to see you again when the party kicks off Friday eve at 8PM EST.
    Have a great week!


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