English Trifle


This dessert recipe came from a friend from England, Gill Overfelt. She is one of the best people in the world (an angel in disguise!). It is delicious and elegant looking layered in a trifle bowl or individual dessert glasses.

1 bowl


  • 2 (8 or 9 inch) white cake layers, baked and cooled

  • 2 pints fresh strawberries

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 pint fresh blueberries

  • 2 bananas

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • ¼ cup blanched slivered almonds

  • 12 maraschino cherries


  1. Slice strawberries and sprinkle them with sugar. Cut the bananas into slices and toss with orange juice. Combine pudding mix with milk and mix until smooth. Cut the cake into 1 inch cubes.

  2. Use half of the cake cubes to line the bottom of a large glass bowl. Layer half of the strawberries followed by half of the blueberries, and then half of the bananas. Spread half of the pudding over the fruit. Repeat layers in the same order.

  3. In a medium bowl, whip the cream to stiff peaks and spread over top of trifle. Garnish with maraschino cherries and slivered almonds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

633 Calories
24g Fat
98g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 633
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 537mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 98g 36%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 63g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 36mg 182%
Calcium 234mg 18%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 371mg 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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