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4th of July Dessert: Red White & Blue Trifle in pint Mason Jar

Easy Red, White & Blue Trifles

Light, airy Angel Food cake topped with fresh Cherry Lime Sauce, blueberries and whipped cream. 
Note: The Cherry Lime Sauce makes approximately 1 1/4 cup; any leftover may be sealed and refrigerated for later use. It may be made the day before.
The recipe may be multiplied by the desired servings keeping the proportions the same.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 single servings (aproximately 3 double servings)
Calories 165kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 4 1/2 cups cubed Angel Food Cake
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh Blueberries rinsed

Ingredients for Fresh Cherry Lime Sauce:

  • 2 cup fresh Cherries , pitted and diced
  • 2 tablespoon granulated Sugar
  • 2 + 4 tablespoons of Water
  • 2 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed Lime Juice

Ingredients per SERVING (for a SINGLE serving; use an 8-ounce jar):

  • ¾ cup cubed Angel Food Cake (3/4 cup per single serving), homemade or store-bought (I made Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Angel Food Cake)
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh Cherry Lime Sauce
  • ¼ cup fresh Blueberries
  • Whipped Cream to top
  • Optional: blue and red sanding sugar to top

Ingredients per DOUBLE serving (use a pint size jar):

  • 1 1/2 cups cubed Angel Food Cake
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Cherry Lime Sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh Blueberries
  • Whipped Cream to top
  • Optional: blue and red sanding sugar (or sprinkles) to top


Instructions for the Fresh Cherry Lime Sauce:

  • In a small bowl combine the cornstarch and 2 tablespoon of the water. Whisk to combine.
  • In a small saucepan over Medium-Low heat, combine the cherries, 4 tablespoons of the water and the sugar. Stir until combined and sugar dissolves; about 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour the cornstarch mixture into the cherry mixture; stir to combine. Place back onto low heat, stirring often, until the mixture thickens (5-10 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and add the fresh lime juice. Stir to fully combine. Allow to cool to room temperature before serving. NOTE: the sauce will continue to thicken as it cools. Sauce may be made the day prior.

Instructions to prepare the Trifles:

  • Single Serving: In select 8-ounce container add the cubed Angel Food cake. Drizzle the cherry sauce over the cake, top with blueberries. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top and sparkling sugar if desired.
  • Double Serving: Add cubed Angel Food cake to 1-pint (2 cups) serving container. Drizzle cherry sauce and top with blueberries. Repeat. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top with sparkling sugar if desired.


If fresh cherries are not available, frozen thawed cherries may be substituted.


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.4mg