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When we spend our weekends at the lake I like make simple desserts and this one couldn’t get any easier as you can make the mascarpone ahead of time, chop the strawberries ahead of time and buy premade small angle food cakes. If you want you could even make this in a big trifle for a pot luck. Use any berries you want this is a winner dessert this summer.

Mini Strawberry-Mascarpone Shortcake Trifle

(Adapted from Big Bear’s Wife)


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1 box angel food cake mix1 1/4 cups water

8 ounces mascarpone cheese

1 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla

2 cups sliced strawberries


Preheat oven to 350F.


Whisk together the angel food cake mix and water.


Pour into an angel food cake pan or a loaf pan.


Bake for 35 minutes or until done.


Remove from oven – if using an angel food cake pan, sit on top of a glass bottle to cool – if using a loaf pan, tip onto side to cool.


Cool completely.


Once cool, cut into small cubes.


In a bowl, mix together the Mascarpone and heavy cream.


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Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla.


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Mix until smooth.


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Layer small jars with layers of cake, Mascarpone filling and sliced strawberries.

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