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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