Every year my Mama made this Memorial Day & July 4th Layered Dessert. It was always a great Summer treat that none of us could pass up. It is fun, festive and oh-so yummy!

I don’t know about you, but in the Deep South or in my neck of the woods, we love keeping things simple. In the Summer we hate using the oven too much since it is blazing hot outside. We are always looking for easy and simple ways to cook or bake, so we are not adding to the heat since it is already too hot outside.

Summer is a perfect time to have get togethers with family and friends, pool parties and cookouts. School is out and everyone needs a yummy and easy dessert recipe. So here is what you will need and how to make it!

Memorial Day & July 4th Layered Dessert

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Prepare Yellow Boxed Cake.
  2. After the Yellow Cake is cooled start layering the cake in a Glass Trifle Bowl.
  3. Crumble the Yellow Cake.
  4. Start layering: Yellow Cake, Strawberry Pie Filling, Cool Whip, Yellow Cake, Blueberry Pie Filling and Cool Whip.
  5. Chill in fridge for 4 hours.
  6. Serve.

Layered Dessert Tips

  • Choose whichever pie filling you would like to go first in your glass trifle bowl.
  • Use however much of each ingredient you would like, this is your dessert, so make it how you like it.
  • The more of each ingredient you use the better for more vibrant colors for the Holiday. 
  • We love making this dessert the day before a gathering. This provides a bit more time for the flavors to come alive.
  • Have your kids help in the kitchen with this dessert. It is supper easy and they love layering the ingredients together. My daughter is thirteen now, but she has been putting this recipe together since she was a toddler and she still loves making it for everyone.
  • Make sure you have a glass trifle bowl or you will not be able to see the festive colors. Not only is it something yummy to eat, but it is also a decorative piece for your Holiday party and gathering.
  • Your friends and family will think you slaved in the kitchen over this, so be prepared for the extra attention.

Memorial Day & July 4th Layered Dessert

Memorial Day & July 4th Layered Dessert

Memorial Day & July 4th Layered Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Yellow Boxed Cake
  • Strawberry Pie Filling
  • Blueberry Pie Filling
  • Cool Whip

Instructions

  1. Prepare Yellow Boxed Cake.
  2. After the Yellow Cake is cooled start layering the cake in a Glass Trifle Bowl.
  3. Crumble the cake.
  4. Start layering: Cake, Strawberry Pie Filling, Cool Whip, Cake, Blueberry Pie Filling and Cool Whip.
  5. Chill in fridge for 4 hours.
  6. Serve.

Notes

Choose whichever pie filling you would like to go first in your truffle bowl. Use however much of each ingredient you would like, this is your dessert, so make it how you like. The more of each ingredient you use the better for more vibrant colors for the Holiday.

This recipe is for sure a crowd- pleaser. It has been in my Southern family for years and hopefully it can be in your family for years to come as well. Let me know if you decide to try this recipe. I would love to hear how your friends and family loved it too!

My daughter loves making this layered dessert with me every year, as you can see in this video. Honestly, she kinda takes over and I am not mad about it……

What are some traditions you and your family have during the Summer months and holidays?

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