Trifle Recipes

Layer upon sweet layer, trifles make a beautiful dessert for any occasion. Whether it's fruit, pound cake, or chocolate, the choices are endless.

Staff Picks

Angel Fruit Trifle

Rating: 5 stars 42
A light, fresh, and cool summer dessert. Angel food cake, fresh berries, and whipped topping, layered in a trifle bowl, makes for a pretty presentation; then you can see the layers of the dessert. This is a great Fourth of July red, white, and blue dessert. This is my family's favorite summer dessert.

Joy's Prizewinning Trifle

Rating: 5 stars 499
A fantastic recipe for making any occasion special...beautiful to look at and even better to eat. You will get raves. Use any flavor of pudding you like.
By Allrecipes Member

Banana Trifle

Rating: 5 stars 91
Pound cake, whipped cream, banana pudding and vanilla wafers are layered to form this easy trifle that's sure to please.

Berry Trifle

Rating: 4.5 stars 256
This dessert is great for parties. Its presentation is pretty, and it's even better to eat! Any combination of frozen berries may be used. Garnish with chopped nuts.

Strawberry Angel Food Dessert

Rating: 5 stars 928
Angel food pieces are topped with sweetened cream cheese, whipped topping and strawberries in glaze in this chilled, layered dessert.

Chocolate Trifle

Rating: 4.5 stars 2169
Easy trifle layered with brownies, chocolate pudding, and whipped topping.
By Allrecipes Member

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Rating: 5 stars 5
A light and delicious trifle that uses strawberry Jell-O® to bring out the fruity flavor.

All American Trifle

Rating: 5 stars 96
This is a creamy, fruity, heavenly dessert. I've been told it's like super-charged strawberry shortcake!

Strawberry Trifle

Rating: 4.5 stars 534
This is a very light dessert recipe from my friend, Ellen. It is so easy to make and is the perfect ending to a heavy meal.

English Trifle

Rating: 5 stars 225
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.
By Allrecipes Member

Orange Blossom Trifle

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
Light, creamy, and delicious; impress your guests with this angel food cake and Mandarin orange trifle.

Outrageous Lemon Berry Trifle

Rating: 5 stars 34
I needed to make a dessert last minute for a party, went through my cupboards, and found instant lemon pudding mix, so I came up with this lemon blueberry trifle recipe. It was so tasty and delicious.

Inspiration and Ideas

Strawberries and Cream Trifle
Rating: Unrated 24
Very quick easy dessert!
Strawberry Shortcake Punch Bowl Cake
Rating: Unrated 14
I make this strawberry punch bowl cake recipe in a punch bowl and garnish with strawberries.
Rating: 4.5 stars 6

What's called "jelly" in America is called "jam" in England, and the English call the American's "gelatin", "jelly"! But, any way you slice it -- spread some fruit preserves over cake, top with a gelled fruity confection, sweetened, stovetop-thickened milk, and whipped cream -- and you've got trifle!