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Trifle is one of those old, delicious traditions that have endured the test of time. Who wouldn’t be won over by layers of moist sponge cake drizzled with fruit juice or sherry and topped off with a big spoonful of thick custard? You can whip up a trifle in a matter of minutes if you don’t mind using store-bought sponge cake and instant custard, but for a truly delectable treat, take the time to cook your own. Trifles work for any occasion, especially if you add some decorations to it. If you are hosting or need to bring something to your upcoming Easter celebration we highly suggest a trifle! Check out our Easter Trifle Recipes collection below.
What to Put in a Trifle Bowl
A trifle bowl is a large, clear dish that is often used for desserts. The desserts are typically layered so that you can see all of the different ingredients through the sides of the dish. While desserts are the most common uses for trifle bowl, there are other food items that also are perfect for a trifle bowl.
Tiramisu is one of the classic desserts that people place into a trifle bowl. Begin making your tiramisu by mixing together 1/2 pound of mascarpone cheese with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Mix 3/4 cup of espresso with about 1 tablespoon of rum. Place a layer of ladyfingers, dipped in the espresso and rum mixture, into the bottom of the trifle bowl. Top with the mascarpone mixture. Add another layer of ladyfingers and mascarpone and continue until the trifle bowl is full, ending with the cheese mixture. Top with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder.
A Southern favorite for a trifle bowl is banana pudding. Start making your trifle by making a banana custard or banana pudding. You can make homemade custard or use a boxed banana pudding mix. Place a layer of vanilla wafers in the base of your trifle bowl. Top the whole thing with whipped cream.
There are so many examples of what you can put in a trifle so here are a few favorite Easter Trifle Recipes:
Easter Trifle Recipes
Wow everyone this Easter with one of these delicious Easter Trifle Recipes! Stunning and easy to put together.
Assimilate an irresistibly beautiful treat with this Strawberry and Blueberry Pound Cake Trifle dessert! You won't find better!
Trifle is an iconic British dessert that typically comprises layers of sponge cake or ladyfingers, fruit, custard, and whipped cream. However, for something with denser textures and richer flavors - perfect with fresh berries and creamy vanilla cream cheese! - this variation uses pound cake instead! This twist adds richer layers that pair perfectly with fresh fruit cubes, rich pound cake flavoring, vanilla cream cheese custard filling and delicious vanilla cream cheese topping!
Fresh strawberries and blueberries take center stage here, offering both juicy sweetness and tart tartness in every bite. A creamy cheese layer adds luxuriousness while airy whipped cream gives a light airiness finish - creating an irresistibly delicious combination of flavors and textures that's both satisfying and refreshing!
Red Velvet Trifle is an elegant holiday treat featuring layers of red velvet cake and cream cheese mixture. Perfect for celebrations such as Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
This recipe makes it simple and deliciously effortless to enjoy all the flavors of Red Velvet Cake without all of the hard work involved in creating it! All it requires is one cake mix and cubes of cake are layered in a trifle dish with an indulgent cream cheese and pudding combination for layering!
Everything comes together for the ultimate dessert in an effortless fashion, thanks to a trifle bowl that reveals vibrant layers. It makes an eye-catching dessert.
Mixed Berry Mini Trifles: Trifles are a simple no bake dessert that's gorgeous as well. Just cubes of cake, berries and whipped cream come together for these delightful mixed berry mini trifles to be made!
Prep time for these trifles should only take 15 minutes, but for optimal results you should chill it for 2 hours to ensure delicious results (though they would still taste delicious without chill time!).
Trifles are an engaging Easter dessert to prepare! Quick and easy to create, trifles are always stunning to look at thanks to being an elegant layering dish in a glass! Filled with fruit and whipped cream for extra lightness and sweetness.
Mexican Chocolate Trifle with Orange Curd and Pomegranate Pudding features the delightful combination of cinnamon and red chile in a brownie, fresh orange curd with cinnamon accents, and thickened with tapioca to form an indulgent holiday trifle! Incredible Mexican Flavor! Fantastico!
If you're in search of an indulgent treat that won't ruin your diet, this Banana Split Trifle should do the trick! Packed full of all the delicious flavors of an original banana split treat, this sweet trifle recipe promises delicious banana split-inspired tastes and textures in every bite!
Banana splits may not be top of mind when counting calories, but with our low-cal banana split trifle recipe you can indulge in this classic dessert once again! Perfectly presented in small mason jars - for an adorable and delectable dessert treat!
Easy Trifle Pudding is a delectable no-bake dessert featuring layers of jelly, custard, softly whipped cream and fresh fruits for maximum flavour!
Trifles are an iconic British dessert composed of layers of custard, sponge fingers or cake pieces soaked in syrup (or fruit juice or sherry), fruit, jam or jelly and finished off with a thick layer of whipped cream on the top.
Pavlova style trifle recipe! Packed full of delicious ingredients - meringue, cream, yogurt, passion fruit, mangoes and strawberries are just waiting to make an appearance in this easy trifle!
Trifle is a classic holiday and Easter dessert in our household, and my wife has been making this delicious treat for almost 20 years now. Inspired by traditional Pavlova dessert, but quicker to prepare.
Pavlova is a meringue dessert topped with cream and fruit that was named for famous Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova during her tour of Australia and New Zealand during the 1920s. While most believe this dessert to have originated here, some argue its creation actually lies somewhere else - Australia or New Zealand has both claimed credit as its creator.
This decadent yet easy dessert features layers of pudding, brownies, whipped topping and colorful gummy worms for an eye-catching decoration!
According to Merriam-Webster, trifle is defined as "a dessert typically composed of plain or sponge cake soaked with wine or spirits (such as brandy or rum), then covered with layers of preserves, custard and cream."
This easy chocolate Heath bar trifle recipe is an ideal quick dessert option to satisfy those times when a sweet treat is necessary quickly.
This impressive Easter dessert can be assembled quickly with just boxed cake mix, instant chocolate pudding, whipped cream and toffee bits for an impressive presentation. It looks as if hours have gone into making this incredible masterpiece!
My family loves this delicious treat! This dessert has become one of our go-to treats!
Prepare this Easter trifle dessert of chocolate cake, chocolate pudding and Oreos as an Easter trifle dessert. Garnish this Oreo Dirt Cake with marshmallow bunnies and candy eggs as decoration!
Any holiday is an excellent opportunity to bake and share delectable desserts, and Easter is no different. Your other ingredients of choice should include water, eggs, oil and milk as essential staples.
AEblekage is an easy Danish apple trifle that's both comforting and delectable! Simply layer soft sweet apples with crunchy crumbs before topping with creamy frosting for the ultimate indulgent treat! Comforting & delicious.
This decadent Butterfinger Dessert is perfect for any special event like Easter - its decadent blend of sweet, creamy, and crunchy flavors will have everyone coming back for more!
If you love butterfinger candies, then this delicious Easter Butterfinger Dessert is for you. Layers of pound cake, chocolate pudding, whipped cream, Nutter Butters and crushed butterfingers come together beautifully in this no-bake and low effort recipe!
Oreo Brownie Trifle is an irresistibly delicious Easter treat! Made with Oreos, brownies, no bake cheesecake filling and Oreo pudding this dish is mind blowingly delicious yet effortless to create! It will impress everyone at your gathering!
Ideal for entertaining: Easter parties, birthdays, events or just fun family nights - cookies and cream will always be popular crowd pleasers. Even though this treat looks impressively complex but is so straightforward to put together! Plus chocolate just makes everything better!
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