This delicious Lemon Raspberry Mason Jar Trifle combines lemon pudding, cake cubes, raspberries, and whipped cream and layers it all in mason jars to create a fun new twist on a classic dessert we all love.
Get ready to experience one of our new favorites with this delicious trifle recipe. Rather than serving up scoops of trifle from a big dish, we love to make individual trifles when we have guests or to bring to pot potlucks.
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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
The flavors are the best part of this dessert, but it doesn’t stop there. It’s easy in addition to being delicious and single-serve desserts are always fun!
- It only uses a handful of simple ingredients, and it’s ready fast.
- Everyone loves single serving desserts.
- It’s a full trifle in a small container.
- This summer berry trifle is a great idea when you need an easy dessert for backyard barbecues.
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- Betty Crocker cake mix
- Lemon instant pudding
- Whipped cream for topping
See the recipe card below for quantities.
🔪 How to Make Lemon Raspberry Mason Jar Trifle
It couldn’t be easier to make this delicious recipe. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
Step 2: Make the Cake
Prepare the cake according to the package directions and bake until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Step 3: Cool
Cool the cake on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Then, chill for another 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Step 4: Make the Pudding
Mix the pudding according to the package directions until thickened and set aside.
Step 5: Cut the Cake
Remove the cake from the refrigerator and cut it into small squares.
Step 6: Make the Mason Jar Trifles
Add a single layer each of cake, raspberries, and lemon pudding. Top with more raspberries and whipped cream and enjoy!
Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!
- Any Cake Mix – Use your favorite cake flavor for this recipe.
- Berries – Use your favorite berries for this recipe. Any of the different berries will work. I’ve used fresh blueberries and fresh strawberries to make this perfect summer dessert recipe.
- Pudding – Use any pudding you like that fits with your other changes to this recipe.
If you like what you see here, check out our other berrylicious trifle recipe.
You’ll only need a handful of basic kitchen equipment to make this recipe.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Large bowl
- Baking dish
- Mason jars
You can store these trifles in the refrigerator with the lid on the jars for up to 3 days. However, don’t add the whipped cream until ready to serve. And remember, the longer the trifles sit, the soggier the cake gets.
This berry mason jar trifles recipe is so simple that it’s almost impossible not to make it successfully. Even so, we have a couple of tips to help ensure you make it the best that it can possibly be.
- While you don’t have to chill the cake before slicing it, we recommend it. It’s far easier.
- If you’re using Cool Whip, you can top your trifles with it and then serve them at your leisure. However, if you’re using an aerosol whipped cream, don’t add it until right before serving.
- I recommend using fresh berries for this mason jar recipe. However, you can thaw and drain some frozen berries if you are in a pinch.
- I used 4 ounce mason jars but you can also use pint-sized mason jars, you will just get fewer servings of this easy berry trifle.
- Instead of making your own cake, you can use angel food cake or pound cake from the bakery section of your grocery store.
- Are you making homemade whipped cream? Be sure to whip your cream until stir peaks form, and then pipe it on top of this delicious treat.
- You can add a layer of whipped topping on top of the cake if you want to add more colorful layers to this delicious dessert and stretch it even further.
- An easy way to garnish these sweet treats is to add a few lemon zest curls to the top of them.
Do you have questions about this berry trifle recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this easy dessert recipe.
They’re originally from England. In the beginning, they were made with sponge fingers or sponge cake soaked in sherry or another wine, fruit, custard, and whipped cream.
They get the name from the old French “trufe”, meaning something of little importance because they’re so easy to make.
You can store trifles for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
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🧾Lemon Raspberry Mason Jar Trifle
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Lemon Raspberry Mason Jar Trifle
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- large bowl
- Baking dish
- Mason jars
- 15..25 ounce Betty Crocker Cake Mix plus ingredients stated on box: eggs, oil, water
- 8 cups raspberries
- 6 ounces lemon instant pudding plus ingredients stated on box: 2 cups of cold milk per box
- Whipped cream for topping
- Preheat oven to 350 F and spray the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, prepare the cake mix as directed on box with the eggs, oil, and water. Mix until evenly combined and there are no more lumps.
- Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake as directed on package, until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Once it is done baking, remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes or longer. If you want a cooler and firmer cake (easier to cut into squares), you can put it in the fridge to chill for another 30 minutes.
- Prepare the pudding as per package instructions with cold milk. Mix until thickened and then set aside.
- Then cut the cooled cake into small squares.
- Now it’s time to assemble the mason jars. Add the cake, raspberries, lemon pudding, and layer it. Top with more raspberries and some whipped cream. Serve and enjoy!