Blueberry Basil Trifle

Blueberry Basil Trifle

This simple layered dessert is elevated with our tart basil and blueberry based Botanical Shrub. Hand make all the elements or keep it super simple with your favorite mixes. The savory basil undertones of this dish will wow your guests and have them begging for the secret ingredient and it's just too good not to share!

Serving Size: 1 large bowl

King Arthur Baking Co. Golden Cake Mix (or Gluten-Free option)

eggs, milk, butter as directed on chosen mix

1 packet instant lemon pudding - milk as directed

2 cup heavy whipping cream

2 tablespoons confectioners sugar

2 cups fresh blueberries

Fresh basil to garnish

Blake Hill Blueberry Basil Botanical Shrub



Bake cake mix as directed and set aside to cool


Hand whisk lemon pudding and milk as directed


Beat heavy whipping cream and confectioners sugar until stiff peaks form. You can also substitute Cool Whip for a super fast alternative.


Once cake is cooled it is time to layer!


Cut cake into 1 inch cubes - place ⅓ of the cake in bottom of large glass serving bowl


Sprinkle ½ cup of fresh blueberries on top of cake


Slowly pour Basil Blueberry Botanical Shrub over cake and berries to lightly coat. Some of the Shrub will pool at the bottom and slowly absorb into the cake as you layer.


Spoon in a layer of lemon pudding


Spread a layer of whipped topping over pudding


Repeat layers until you reach the top of your bowl and the final layer of whipped topping


For a special touch and even more Basil Blueberry taste - add a small amount of shrub into the remainder of whipped cream, stir in and spread on top


Garnish with blueberries and basil - refrigerate until ready to serve


Serve within 12 hours - chilled. Enjoy!

Blueberry Basil Trifle

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