Layer after layer of goodness is the hallmark of this classic dessert. As attractive to look at as it is good to eat, the easy-to-make trifle starts with a straight-sided clear glass dish or bowl that will guarantee a dramatic serving presentation. Add your favorite layers of flavor to the dish, such as moist sponge cake, fresh fruit, creamy custard, and rich whipped cream. Other popular ingredient options include shortbread cookies, ladyfingers, pound cake, devil's food cake, brownies, and sweet corn bread. When it comes to fruit, the choice is unlimited, so select your favorites, such as blueberries, peaches, blackberries, pineapple, cranberries, strawberries, and raspberries. This no-bake dessert travels well to almost any type of event, whether it's an informal potluck, picnic, outdoor barbecue, or a special occasion like a dinner party, bridal shower, or baby shower. Trifles also make an elegant statement on a holiday dessert buffet.

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Banana Rum Trifle
Recipe excerpted from Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten. This banana dessert from the Barefoot Contessa herself gets bigger flavor than most thanks to the addition of vanilla bean and rum.
Red Velvet Mini Trifles
These individual red velvet trifles are as delicious as they look. Put a few of these together and give as a super sweet gift to a loved one.
Fourth of July Trifle
Layers of festive colors in this trifle recipe add to your Fourth of July celebration. Cut some of the strawberries into star shapes for even more patriotic flair.
Pumpkin Bread Trifle
Rating: Unrated 21
Chill out! Build this pumpkin trifle before holiday dinner guests arrive, then refrigerate it until the turkey is done. This is the ultimate make-ahead Thanksgiving dessert.
Boozy Affogato Trifles
Rating: Unrated 4
We take affogato, ice cream drowned in espresso, to the next level with rich chocolate brownies, a boozy chocolate syrup, and a drizzle of caramel.

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Whip up a seemingly fancy dessert recipe with this easy chocolate trifle recipe. Instant pudding mix and purchased brownies offer cooking shortcuts to you can get to indulging faster.