15 Trifle Recipes: Your New Favorite Dessert

Blackberry-Banana Lemon Trifle
Trifle recipes are like enjoying multiple desserts in one; plus, they're a gorgeous finish to any meal. Each of these trifles swaps in different ingredients, such as pudding, ice cream, or full cake layers. Whether the holidays are coming and you're searching for a Christmas trifle recipe, or you want to bring this crowd-pleasing dessert to your summer potluck, trifle recipes are about to become your new go-to dessert.

Wine-Poached Pear Trifle

This trifle may have a lot of separate layers, but that's what makes it such an impressive dessert. Instead of cutting your cake into cubes, use whole vanilla cake layers between wine-poached pears and hazelnut cream.

Berry Trifle

Depending on how much time you have, you can swap in store-bought pound cake for homemade to make this recipe a little quicker. You'll never know the difference once it's layered with luscious pudding and juicy summer berries.

Easy Chocolate Trifles

Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate! These dreamy individual trifles layer chocolate pudding, brownies, and chocolate ice cream topping (plus, a few raspberries). Our sweet tooth has never been happier.

Christmas Trifle

On the hunt for Christmas trifles? This recipe is all you need. Use melted green candy discs to create evergreens on the side of the bowl, then layer in red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting for a wintry scene that's almost too pretty to eat.

Affogato Trifles

What do you get when you combine trifles with your favorite coffee shop treats? A mouthwatering dessert with layers of crushed biscotti, vanilla ice cream, and espresso, of course.

Candy Cane Trifles

The Christmas season isn't complete without a candy cane dessert at the table. To reflect the chilly weather outside, we used vanilla ice cream instead of pudding to make these chocolate and mint treats.

Harvest Pumpkin Trifle

These mini trifles scream fall. Start with a layer of pound cake cubes, then top them with cranberry sauce, pumpkin pudding, and whipped cream. Every spoonful combines all of our favorite fall flavors into one blissful bite.

English Trifle

This trifle layers more than just pudding and cake: After each pound cake layer, we included a drizzle of raspberry liqueur. To make this treat a little extra boozy, you can also mix more of the liqueur into the whipped topping.

Individual Brownie Trifles

All it takes to make us happy at dessert is raspberries and chocolate. Layer in brownie bites and whipped cream, and we're living in dessert heaven.

Peanut Butter-Banana Trifles

This creamy dessert can be a healthy alternative to other over-the-top trifles. Plain yogurt, peanut butter, and banana slices only get more delicious when you add granola and a drizzle of honey.

White Chocolate-Gingerbread Trifle

What makes this trifle a showstopper? Homemade gingerbread. Bake up a batch of this holiday bread, then break out your trifle dish and layer in lemon-white chocolate cream and a cheery cranberry compote.

Citrus Trifle with Orange Custard

Grab your favorite citrus fruits because that's what this trifle is all about. You can stick to one to pair with angel food cake and orange custard, or make it a medley and combine blood oranges, grapefruits, oranges, and kumquats.

Chocolate-Caramel Trifle

Chocolate pudding, creme fraiche, caramel sauce, and whipped cream each have their own layer in this mile-high holiday trifle. To really get your guests in the Christmas spirit, create a gingerbread cookie family around the rim.

Vanilla Cream-Fruitcake Trifle

Dress up your fruitcake for the holidays by serving it in trifle form. Vanilla cream, rum-soaked fruit, and a molasses-cinnamon cream make this a holiday recipe you'll crave.

Blackberry-Banana Lemon Trifles

This simplicity of this trifle makes it ideal for casual gatherings and summer picnics. We piled banana slices, blackberries, and crushed shortbread cookies on vanilla pudding.

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