Part gelatin, part shortcake, strawberry trifle is all good

A strawberry jiggle trifle, layered with cubes of angel food cake, berries, and whipped cream is a cool dessert for a hot summer day. Enlarge photo

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A strawberry jiggle trifle, layered with cubes of angel food cake, berries, and whipped cream is a cool dessert for a hot summer day.

What happens when you cross a gelatin mold with strawberry shortcake? You get a jiggly trifle.

For a refreshing and so very American dessert for the Fourth of July, we used fruit juice to make jiggly gelatin. We then cut the gelatin into cubes and layered them with cubes of angel food cake, berries and whipped cream. The result is beautiful, delicious and fun.

One tip: to slice an angel food cake, use a slightly moistened serrated knife.