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Celebrate summer with 2 easy, fruit-filled desserts

Make a berry-filled trifle and orange-scented layer cake with fresh strawberries that are as bright and sunny as summertime.
/ Source: TODAY

Chef and cookbook author Clodagh McKenna joins TODAY Food to share her go-to summer dessert recipes: custard-filled trifle bursting with berries and orange-scented, strawberry-topped sponge cake.

The sweet layers of strawberry jam balanced with the soft whipped cream in between the light orange blossom spongecake layers in this dessert is such a gorgeous mouthful of summer. And, I have to admit, it is quite fabulous to see the reaction on the faces of friends and family when I bring this hero spongecake to the table. Smiles all around!

This is my go-to summer trifle when it's sunny outside.The berries cooked with the crème de cassis are so sweet and aromatic. It's also a very simple recipe to prepare.

If you like berry dessert recipes, you should also try these:

No-Bake Blueberry and Banana Icebox Cake
Mixed Berry Cobbler