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A trifle bowl filled with angel food cake, coconut cheesecake filling, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. All in pretty layers.

Berry Coconut Trifle

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berry trifle
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 322 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur

This Berry Coconut Trifle uses angel food cake or pound cake, a coconut cheesecake layer, and fresh berries! It's a simple and easy to make trifle dessert that everyone will love!


  • 1 prepared angel food cake or pound cake
  • 2 (16oz) (483g) cartons strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 2 (6oz) (170g) cartons blueberries, washed
  • 2 (6oz) (170g) cartons raspberries, washed


  • 2 cups (475ml) heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup (75g) powdered sugar
  • 2 (8oz) (226g) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (13.5 floz) (399ml) can coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Cut cake into 1" cubes; set aside.

  2. Mix berries in a bowl; set aside.


  1. In a large bowl beat the whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks; set aside.

  2. In another large bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the coconut milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Fold in whipped cream.


  1. Spread ⅓ of the coconut cheesecake in the bottom of a large trifle bowl. Top with ⅓ of the mixed berries and ½ of the cubed cake. Spread another ⅓ of the cheesecake, ⅓ of the berries, and the remaining cubed cake. Top with remaining cheesecake and berries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

  1. MAKE-AHEAD: This can be made a day in advance. Angel food cake will soak up more of the cheesecake filling and become soft over time. When making this in advance I actually prep all the layers and store them separately and then assemble just before taking it to the party or serving.
  2. You can also make this in small mason jars or plastic cups for ready to grab individual servings.
  3. The coconut flavor is not very strong in this trifle but if you would like you can omit the coconut milk and replace it with 1 cup of heavy whipping cream.
  4. You can also sprinkle coconut flakes on top of the cheesecake layer for more coconut flavor. 
Nutrition Facts
Berry Coconut Trifle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 194mg8%
Potassium 85mg2%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 696IU14%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.