Banana Split Trifle

This trifle is a great twist on a banana split. It's a refreshing summertime treat and a great crowd-pleaser!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
1 trifle


  • 2 cups cold milk

  • 1 (5.1 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

  • 1 marble pound cake, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 2 cups sliced strawberries

  • 2 medium bananas, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup, or to taste

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 large strawberry


  1. Whisk milk and pudding mix together in a large bowl for 2 minutes. Stir in pineapple, then fold in whipped topping.

  2. Place 1/3 of the cake cubes into a trifle bowl or other large glass bowl. Pour 1/3 of the pudding mixture over top. Line the sides of the bowl with sliced strawberries, then place any remaining strawberries over the pudding.

  3. Cover strawberries with 1/2 of the remaining cake cubes. Pour 1/2 of the remaining pudding mixture over top. Line the sides of the bowl with banana slices, then place any remaining bananas over the pudding. Cover bananas with remaining cake cubes, then spread remaining pudding over top.

  4. Drizzle chocolate syrup all over the pudding, going in different directions, then sprinkle with walnuts. Make lengthwise cuts into the large strawberry, keeping the stem end intact. Fan out the slices and place on top of the trifle. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.


You can use a low-fat whipped topping to save calories.

After slicing the bananas, sprinkle them with lemon juice to prevent browning. You don't want to see brown bananas lining the glass bowl!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

503 Calories
24g Fat
70g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 503
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 481mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 31mg 156%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 390mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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