It’s 4th of July morning (Happy 4th of July!), you’ve got your outfit picked out and your sunscreen ready to go to whatever festivities are planned for the day when you realize that you forgot to make that dessert you promised your friends you’d bring. There’s a simple solution that’ll take no time and make you look like a superstar—TRIFLE. Trifles are super easy to assemble and everyone goes wild for them. Make it patriotic by layering cake with whipped cream (or Cool Whip, because let’s be honest this is last minute), and an assortment of berries such as strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
If you want to step it up a little more and not use grocery store cake (but we will not judge you if you do, it’s the effort that counts here) pop into one of these local spots to grab a fun treat to use as the cake layer of your trifle.
Biscuits from Sweet Cheeks Q
If you’re near the Fenway area grab some of Sweet Cheek’s famous buttermilk biscuits to-go, and tear them into large pieces as the cake layers of your trifle. You will definitely be invited back next year if you show up with patriotic biscuit trifle.
Address: 1381 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02135
Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from the South End Buttery
If you’re near the South End stop into the South End Buttery and snag some of their fudgy chocolate brownies out of the pastry case to make a decadent trifle. Chocolate and berries and whipped cream? Yes please.
Address: 314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Doughnuts from Union Square Doughnuts
If you’re near one of the Union Square Doughnuts locations we highly recommend that you stop in to get some doughnuts to use in your trifle. If it were us we’d go with some cinnamon sugar, coconut, or strawberry doughnuts to jazz up your dessert. Doughnut trifle may just me the next big thing, look out for it on an Instagram feed near you.
Address: 20 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143
Address: 409 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
Tea Cake from Clear Flour Bread
If you’re near the Allston neighborhood or in Brookline stop by Clear Flour and grab a couple of their tea cakes to layer into your trifle. Their fresh flavors are ever changing so you have to take a gamble on what might be available, but we’re sure it’ll be delicious!
Address: 178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446
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