34 Trifle Dessert Recipes

Trifle dessert recipes are ideal for parties, holidays, other entertaining, and any time that you’re in the mood for a special dessert!

34 Trifle Dessert Recipes

Trifle dessert recipes look so fancy. Everyone will be wowed by the presentation. Most trifles do require some time to make and assemble the layers but are not hard recipes. You can also make trifles ahead of time, and the flavors just get better overnight. An easy dessert that’s fitting for a birthday party or holiday gathering is always a win.

Trifle desserts are also so easy to customize. You can make everything from scratch or use store-bought ingredients, such as bakery pound cake and Cool Whip. Additionally, you can switch up the flavors by making substitutions like spice cake instead of yellow cake.

When you don’t want to make a full trifle, mini trifles are a great option. It’s simple to convert any of the full trifles in this post into mini triffles. The small serving sizes are perfectly proportioned and make their own cute presentation.

Pick up a beautiful glass trifle bowl as well as a set of mini glass bowls, so you’re set for all occasions. Footed glass bowls and smaller square cups are both ideal for mini trifles. In a pinch, a 9×13 pan works just fine, too. If you use a glass pan, you’ll still be able to see the layers.

I’ve rounded up trifle dessert recipes for every season and occasion. Enjoy!

34 Trifle Dessert Recipes

Triple Berry Trifle How Sweet Eats

1. Berry

You can’t go wrong with the classic berry trifle, especially during the summer. I’m sharing How Sweet Eats’ triple berry trifle. It has strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries layered with pound cake, vanilla pudding, whipped cream, and raspberry sauce.

How Sweet Eats also has trifle recipes for maple pumpkin gingersnap tiramisu, peanut butter fudge brownie, and strawberry shortcake.

Key Lime Trifle Holly's Cheat Day

2. Key lime

Holly’s Cheat Day’s key lime trifle features biscoff cookies, angel food cake, key lime filling, and whipped topping. It’s everything that you love about key lime pie in a beautiful trifle.

Tiramisu Trifle The View From Great Island

3. Tiramisu

With its layers, tiramisu is an ideal dessert to transform into a trifle. While most tiramisu recipes are not authentic, they are very easy and just as delicious. The View From Great Island’s tiramisu trifle is just seven ingredients and exactly what you want for summer entertaining.

There are so many variations on tiramisu, such as berry, lemon, and pumpkin, all of which work well for trifles.

Pumpkin Spice Trifle Inquiring Chef

4. Pumpkin

It wouldn’t be fall without a few pumpkin recipes. Inquiring Chef’s pumpkin spice trifle is the perfect combination of creamy and crunchy with just the right amount of spice. A pumpkin spice trifle is a wonderful option for a Friendsgiving gathering.

Banana Pudding Trifle Six Sisters' Stuff

5. Banana pudding

Six Sisters’ Stuff’s banana pudding trifle takes everything that you love about banana pudding up a notch. The combination of cream cheese and pudding for the filling makes it extra creamy, which pairs perfectly with the bananas and vanilla wafers.

Lemon Lush Trifle Amanda's Cookin'

6. Lemon

Amanda’s Cookin’s lemon lush trifle is fluffy, light, and airy. It’s exactly what you want for summer gatherings. I love the look of the even layers paired with the bright lemon slices on top.

Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Creations by Kara

7. Strawberry cheesecake

You can make a cheesecake trifle with any type of fruit. Strawberry is one of the most popular options. Creations by Kara’s strawberry cheesecake trifle has the best cheesecake filling with whipped cream and a hint of orange.

Boston Cream Pie Trifle Chef in Training

8. Boston cream pie

If you love Boston cream pie, you’ll be excited for Chef in Training’s Boston cream pie trifle. The cream layer is almost like a custard, which is a great compliment to the chocolate ganache.

Brownie Trifle Olivia's Cuisine

9. Brownie

When you’re in the mood for a rich dessert, Olivia’s Cuisine’s brownie trifle is right up your alley. Brownies, chocolate pudding, and whipped cream is such a classic dessert combination that people are sure to love at every gathering.

Black Forest Trifle Olive and Mango

10. Black forest

Olive and Mango’s black forest trifle is another rich chocolate-y trifle dessert. it features chocolate cake, chocolate custard or pudding, cherry pie filling, and vanilla whipped cream. Then you finish the dessert with cherry liquor for the signature black forest flavor.

Peaches and Cream Trifle Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

11. Peaches and cream

Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen’s peaches and cream trifle is a classic trifle recipe that you’ll want to make multiple times when peaches are in season. It’s another recipe that’s easy to customize with different fruits as well.

Oreo Trifle The Rebel Chick

12. Oreo

The Rebel Chick’s Oreo trifle has whole Oreos and Oreo pudding for maximum Oreo flavor. Crushed cookies on the whipped cream layers give it just the right amount of texture.

S'mores Trifle Wine a Little Cook a Lot

13. S’mores

Wine a Little Cook A Lot’s s’mores trifle has layers of graham cracker, vanilla cake, chocolate pudding, and whipped cream and is topped with Hershey’s chocolate bar pieces and mini marshmallows. Toasting the marshmallows is the perfect finishing touch.

Coconut Cream Trifle Delicious on a Dime

14. Coconut cream

Delicious on a Dime’s coconut cream trifle is everything that you love about coconut cream pie, and it’s even easier to make. The homemade coconut pudding takes the flavor over the top.

Coconut Pineapple Trifle Southern Discourse

15. Coconut pineapple

Coconut pineapple is a fabulous tropical flavor pairing that works well for a trifle. Southern Discourse’s coconut pineapple trifle is a little taste of paradise with crushed pineapple, yellow pineapple cake, and cream cheese pudding filling layers, all topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut.

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle The Blogette

16. Chocolate peanut butter

It’s hard to go wrong with chocolate peanut butter for any dessert, and trifles are no exception. The Blogette’s peanut butter brownie trifle features brownies, peanut butter pudding, and whipped cream, all studded with chopped mini Reese’s cups.

White Chocolate Raspberry Trifle Life Love and Sugar

17. White chocolate raspberry

Life, Love, and Sugar’s white chocolate raspberry trifle has white chocolate ganache, white chocolate mousse, pound cake, fresh raspberries, and whipped topping. You can easily switch up the cake and whipped topping to suit your personal preferences.

Funfetti Trifle Simple and Seasonal

18. Funfetti

Funfetti is such a fun option for a birthday when you want a dessert that isn’t a traditional cake. Simple and Seasonal makes her funfetti trifle with vanilla cake, white chocolate pudding, and Cool Whip layers, topped with lots of rainbow sprinkles.

Banana Split Trifle Real Housemoms

19. Banana split

Real Housemoms’ banana split trifle tastes even better than an ice cream banana split sundae. It has layers of yellow cake, vanilla pudding, fresh bananas, fresh strawberries, crushed pineapple, and Cool Whip, finished with chocolate sauce, walnuts, and maraschino cherries.

Carrot Cake Trifle Taste of Lizzy T

20. Carrot cake

Tastes of Lizzy T’s carrot cake trifle takes boxed carrot cake mix up a level by layering it with homemade cheesecake and walnuts. You get the perfect mix of creamy and crunchy with so much flavor.

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Trifle The Best Cake Recipes

21. Caramel apple

Apple trifles are ideal during the fall season. The Best Cake Recipes’ caramel apple trifle features pound cake, fried sweet apples, cheesecake filling, caramel sauce, and pecans. Spice cake and apple cider donuts are also great options for the cake layer.

Apple Pie Trifle Mountain Mama Cooks

22. Apple pie

Mountain Mama Cooks’ apple pie trifle is perfect for fall entertaining as well and would be great for a Friendsgiving gathering. It has layers of homemade cheesecake, fried sweet apples, caramel sauce, and a crunchy graham cracker crumble.

Turtle Trifle A baJillian Recipes

23. Turtle

A baJillian Recipes’ turtle trifle has it all with butter pecan cake, caramel cream, chocolate ganache, salted caramel, and toasted pecans. White, yellow, or chocolate cake would all be great for the cake layer in a turtle trifle, too.

Peach Raspberry Sangria Trifle Life Love and Sugar

24. Raspberry peach

Raspberry peach is one of my favorite fruit pairings. Life, Love, and Sugar’s raspberry peach trifle is spiked with wine to give it a sangria twist, which is ideal for summer. Soaking the peaches in wine and then adding a little wine to the whipped cream gives the dessert just the right amount of wine flavor.

Death by Chocolate Trifle Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

25. Death by chocolate

Kitchen Fun with My 3 Son’s death by chocolate trifle is the ultimate chocolate lover’s dessert. It has layers of chocolate cake, pudding, fudge, Oreos, and whipped cream, topped with Heath bars.

Sticky Toffee Trifle Scottish Scran

26. Sticky toffee

A sticky toffee trifle is a modern twist on a holiday classic and the perfect fusion of Scottish and English desserts. The Scottish Scran’s sticky toffee trifle features their sticky toffee pudding traybake, layered with caramel custard and whipped cream.

Peppermint Brownie Trifle Inside BruCrew Life

27. Peppermint

Inside BruCrew Life’s peppermint brownie trifle is an impressive dessert to bring to holiday parties. It has layers of homemade brownies and peppermint cheesecake, topped with Cool Whip and peppermint candy pieces.

English Christmas Trifle What a Girl Eats

28. English Christmas

A Christmas trifle is a classic English dessert with pound cake, creme anglaise, fresh fruit, and whipped cream. What a Girl Eats makes her English Christmas trifle with raspberries and poached pears.

Cranberry Trifle Spend with Pennies

29. Cranberry

Cranberry desserts have the best sweet-tart flavor pairings. Spend with Pennies’ cranberry trifle is no exception. It features white cake, creamy homemade pudding, and sugared cranberries, topped with whipped cream and more cranberries.

Eggnog Trifle Chef in Training

30. Eggnog

Eggnog is such a versatile ingredient to feature in desserts during the Christmas season. Even when you don’t want to drink eggnog straight (I don’t either), it still adds great flavor to sweet treats. Chef in Training’s eggnog trifle has pound cake, vanilla wafers, a creamy eggnog pudding filling, and whipped cream.

Gingerbread Trifle I am Baker

31. Gingerbread

Gingerbread is another fantastic flavor for holiday desserts. I am Baker’s gingerbread trifle features homemade gingerbread cake and two kinds of pudding – pumpkin spice and white chocolate, topped with Cool Whip and more cake pieces.

Red Velvet Trifle Home Cooked Harvest

32. Red velvet

Home Cooked Harvest has a patriotic take on red velvet trifle with red and blue berries and cake stars for the top of the cake. Red velvet is perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and birthdays as well.

Reese's Butterfinger Oreo Trifle The Best Cake Recipes

33. Reese’s Butterfinger Oreo

If you’ve never gotten over classic candy from your childhood, The Best Cake Recipes’ Reese’s Butterfinger Oreo trifle will be right up your alley. The firm cake, soft cream, and crunchy candy bars make for great texture in every bite.

Banoffee Trifle Cuisinovia

34. Banoffee

Banoffee is a fabulous dessert concept for all sorts of recipes, including trifles. Cuisinovia’s banoffee trifle features biscuits and bananas layered with homemade caramel sauce and pastry cream.

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