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Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"Combining two of the holiday season's best flavors, this dessert is easy to make and a crowd pleaser! If you are feeling fancy, you can pipe your top layer of whipped cream on the trifle. Since I normally travel with this dessert and put a lid on it, I just spread a nice thick layer on top and then sprinkle with some chopped dried cranberries and crumbled gingerbread cookies."
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8 h 50 m servings 269
Original recipe yields 20 servings


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  1. Prepare gingerbread cake mix and bake according to package directions (any size pan). Cool completely. Watch Now
  2. Place the pudding mix in a large bowl. Pour in the eggnog and whisk for about 2 minutes. Refrigerate pudding until the gingerbread cake is cool and you are ready to assemble the trifle. Watch Now
  3. In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in sugar and vanilla until peaks form. Watch Now
  4. Crumble 1/2 of the gingerbread into the bottom of a trifle bowl or a large glass bowl. Spread 1/2 of the eggnog pudding over the gingerbread, then spread 1/2 of the whipped cream on top of the pudding. Repeat the layers with the remaining gingerbread, pudding, and whipped cream. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. Sprinkle the top with the cranberries and cookie crumbs before serving. Watch Now


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can use already made whipped cream, but I prefer to flavor my whipped cream myself. You can substitute bourbon for the vanilla extract in the whipped cream if you like.
  • If you use low-fat eggnog for the pudding, your pudding will be loose.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 269 calories; 14.7 32.1 2.9 55 270 Full nutrition

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I made this for Christmas dinner; it was fantastic! I modified by doubling pudding mixture, and adding nutmeg and cinammon to the whip cream. Also, I couldn't find a gingerbread cake mix so I us...

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I was really excited to make this for Christmas dinner. It was good, but not great. In fact, it was barely touched :(

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I made this for Christmas dinner; it was fantastic! I modified by doubling pudding mixture, and adding nutmeg and cinammon to the whip cream. Also, I couldn't find a gingerbread cake mix so I us...

I am not great with guessing volume - so I measured. For presentation this recipe requires a 10 cup bowl to fill to the brim.

I used light eggnog and Cool Whip for this and we absolutely loved it! I also garnished this with a row of gingersnap cookies around the edge right before serving. It looked really pretty, plu...

AMAZING!!!!! I followed others suggestions and I added molasses and ginger to a spice cake mix and then I added cinnamon and nutmeg to the whipped cream. So very, very good and so perfect for ...

This was good but the eggnog was a little overpowering. I think next time I make it I will use half eggnog and half milk for the pudding.

Ginger bread lovers get ready for a great treat. Made a trial run this morning. Will serve this New Years Eve. Deffinately try this.

This recipe is excellent! I made this for a holiday potluck and took home Best Dessert prize! I tweaked the recipe a bit, instead of using dried cranberries to add color and offset the sweet...

This is REALLY very, very tasty. I brought an empty bowl home from the company Christmas party. I love the eggnog pudding, and next time I might double the pudding part because it was so good.

LOVED this! I made it for Christmas Day and those who liked it REALLY liked it. The eggnog is such a great creamy contrast to the spicy gingerbread. I didn't use the cranberries or cookie cru...