Gluten-Free Banana Cake Patriotic Berry Trifle

How to make a gorgeous, healthy & flavorful gluten-free banana cake patriotic berry trifle naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Gorgeous layers of cream cheese whipped cream, banana cake, fresh banana pudding, strawberries, and blueberries.

How to make the best flavorful gluten-free banana cake patriotic berry trifle naturally sweetened with maple syrup without any processed white sugar or flour

Get ready to indulge in a delicious treat that satisfies your sweet tooth and caters to your dietary needs! My gluten-free banana cake patriotic berry trifle is a delightful combination of health and flavor, made even better with the natural sweetness of maple syrup.

It is a showstopper with beautiful layers of luscious cream cheese whipped cream, a moist gluten-free banana cake made with almond flour, creamy fresh banana pudding, and bursts of juicy strawberries and blueberries. It’s a true feast for the eyes and the taste buds! Plus, I’ll show you a few hacks for creating a patriotic star masterpiece on top.

And the best part is it’s all naturally sweetened with only 16 grams of sugar per serving. There’s not a gram of white processed sugar, powdered sugar, or white flour in sight. I promise you won’t miss them and will prefer this trifle’s vibrant, fresh flavors.

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Why You’ll Love This Gluten-Free Banana Cake Patriotic Berry Trifle Recipe:

  • It’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup and fruit.
  • All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.
  • You can get creative by embellishing the top.
  • There’s only 16 grams of sugar per serving.

How Do You Make My Gluten-Free Banana Cake Patriotic Berry Trifle?

Step 1. Make the Fresh Banana Pudding

Combine the ripe banana, coconut milk, tapioca flour, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt in a small saucepan. Mix them together with an immersion blender until smooth. Or, you can blend them in a mixer first and then pour them into the saucepan.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Turn the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a soft boil. Continually stir the pudding so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of your saucepan for 4-5 minutes while it thickens.

Transfer to a heat-safe dish and cool in the fridge. It will continue to thicken as it cools.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 2. Make the Banana Cake

Combine the two ripe bananas, applesauce, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and almond extract in a mixing bowl and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Or, you can mash the bananas with a fork, and then add them with the other wet ingredients and mix with a whisk.

Add the eggs and mix until smooth.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Add the almond flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, and salt to the wet ingredients and whisk until smooth.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Pour the batter into a 9×13 baking pan well coated with non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 350°F for 18-22 minutes or until the sides and top of the cake are slightly brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool and then slice into 1″ cubes.

Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 3.  Make the Cream

Combine the softened cream cheese, maple syrup, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk until well blended.

Pour the whipping cream into a separate bowl and whip until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture with a spatula and gently stir until well blended.

Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 4. Layer The Trifle

Slice the strawberries vertically in 1/8″ thick slices using a small knife or egg slicer.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Spread 1/3 of your cream on the bottom of your trifle dish using a spatula.

Add an alternating layer of strawberries and cake cubes around the bowl against the glass. Fill in the center with more cake cubes. Use up to 1/2 of all the cake cubes.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Spread a layer of 1/2 of the banana pudding. Because the banana pudding does not have any artificial yellow food coloring and is natural and a dull beige, I prefer not to spread it all the way to the glass.

Spread a layer of blueberries around the outer edge against the glass.

Repeat the cream, strawberry/cake cubes, banana pudding, and blueberry layers.

Top with the remaining 1/3 of cream.

Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 5. Decorate the Top

Place five blueberries evenly on the top of the trifle about 1″ from the glass’s edge. Fill in with single lines of blueberries until they meet in the center. Continue adding blueberries to fill in the shape of the star.Combine the coconut sugar and butter in a bowl and mix until smooth.

Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Place one strawberry with the point facing towards the center of the bowl on the five inside corners of the star. Add two more strawberries outside each of the five strawberries. Then add a row of strawberries all the way around the trifle.

Fill in the blue star with additional blueberries to cover any visible cream.

Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.
How to make the best flavorful gluten-free banana cake patriotic berry trifle naturally sweetened with maple syrup without any processed white sugar or flour

Gluten-Free Banana Cake Patriotic Berry Trifle

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How to make a gorgeous, healthy & flavorful gluten-free banana cake patriotic berry trifle naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Gorgeous layers of cream cheese whipped cream, banana cake, fresh banana pudding, strawberries, and blueberries.
5 from 1 vote
Servings 16
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients
  

Banana Cake:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Banana Pudding:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk canned
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Whipped Cream Cheese:

  • 2-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 12 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Fresh Fruit:

  • 4 cups fresh whole strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Instructions
 

Banana Pudding:

  • Combine the ripe banana, coconut milk, tapioca flour, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt in a small saucepan. Mix them together with an immersion blender until smooth. Or, you can blend them in a mixer first and then pour them into the saucepan.
  • Turn the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a soft boil. Continually stir the pudding so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of your saucepan for 4-5 minutes while it thickens.
  • Transfer to a heat-safe dish and cool in the fridge. It will continue to thicken as it cools.

Banana Cake:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Combine the two ripe bananas, applesauce, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and almond extract in a mixing bowl and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Or, you can mash the bananas with a fork, and then add them with the other wet ingredients and mix with a whisk.
  • Add the eggs and mix until smooth.
  • Add the almond flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, and salt to the wet ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into a 9×13 baking pan well coated with non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 350°F for 18-22 minutes or until the sides and top of the cake are slightly brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool and then slice into 1″ cubes.

Cream Cheese Whipped Cream:

  • Combine the softened cream cheese, maple syrup, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk until well blended.
  • Pour the whipping cream into a separate bowl and whip until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture with a spatula and gently stir until well blended.

Layer the Trifle:

  • Slice the strawberries vertically in 1/8″ thick slices using a small knife or egg slicer.
  • Spread 1/3 of your cream on the bottom of your trifle dish using a spatula.
  • Add an alternating layer of strawberries and cake cubes around the bowl against the glass. Fill in the center with more cake cubes. Use up to half of the cake cubes.
  • Spread a layer of 1/2 of the banana pudding. Because the banana pudding does not have any artificial yellow food coloring and is natural and a dull beige, I prefer not to spread it all the way to the glass.
  • Spread a layer of blueberries around the outer edge against the glass.
  • Repeat the cream, strawberry/cake cubes, banana pudding, and blueberry layers.
  • Top with the remaining 1/3 of cream.
  • Place five blueberries evenly on the top of the trifle about 1″ from the glass’s edge. Fill in with single lines of blueberries until they meet in the center. Continue adding blueberries to fill in the shape of the star.
  • Place one strawberry with the point facing towards the center of the bowl on the five inside corners of the star. Add two more strawberries outside each of the five strawberries. Then add a row of strawberries all the way around the trifle.
  • Fill in the blue star with additional blueberries to cover any visible cream.

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Nutrition

Calories: 441kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 8gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 309mgPotassium: 290mgFiber: 3gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 907IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 2mg
Keyword banana, blueberries, cake, cream cheese, gluten free, july 4, patriotic, strawberries, trifle
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