The holidays are coming, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to make for all the festive occasions on the calendar. While gingerbread might be a more popular holiday dessert, trifles are a great go-to dish because they can serve a crowd and make a stunning presentation on your table. Trifles are not only beautiful and delicious, but many of them are deceptively easy to make!
Take a look at some of our favorite trifle desserts.
Peppermint Cheesecake Trifle
This festive trifle will be the hit of your holiday party! The recipe from Tastes of Lizzy T layers luscious red velvet cake with peppermint cream cheese filling, mint Oreos, Cool Whip topping and peppermint crunch candies for a sweet and minty holiday treat!
Everyone loves brownies, but they don’t often stand out on a holiday dessert table. Now you can take your favorite brownie recipe to the next level with this show-stopping brownie trifle from Olivia’s Cuisine.
Triple Berry Trifle
This lovely trifle from Life, Love and Sugar is filled with the fruits of summer — strawberries, blueberries and raspberries — but it makes a lovely, light trifle to serve during the holiday season. The cheesecake-flavored pudding mix gives it a zing you’ll love!
Chocolate Pudding Trifle
This luscious chocolate trifle from Hostess at Heart has layers of chocolate cake, chocolate pudding and homemade whipped cream, topped with chocolate cookie crumbles. Hmm, is that enough chocolate for you?
This beautiful cranberry trifle from Spend with Pennies is the holiday dessert everyone will remember! Tart cranberries are layered with a creamy homemade custard and frozen pound cake or white cake. Sugared cranberries make an elegant finishing touch for this stunner of a dessert.
Easy Tiramisu Trifle
Putting a new spin on an Italian classic is this tiramisu trifle from Brown Eyed Baker. Whipped cream is folded into a sweet mascarpone filling and then layered with coffee and Kahlua-soaked ladyfingers for a luscious dessert that will delight a crowd.
Holiday Gingerbread Trifle
This special holiday trifle from Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking will be a hit with gingerbread fans! It combines the spice of homemade Irish gingerbread with a whipped orange cream cheese filling and cranberry/orange sauce for a burst of flavor.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Trifle
Chocolate-lovers will swoon over this rich and decadent salted caramel chocolate trifle from Willow Bird Baking. Combining chocolate cake, rich chocolate buttercream frosting and homemade salted caramel, this cake is a chocolate lovers dream come true!
English Christmas Trifle
This proper English trifle from What a Girl Eats features poached pears, raspberries, almond pound cake, crème anglaise (custard) and homemade whipped cream. The sophisticated flavor combination makes for a dessert that is as delicious as it is beautiful!