24 Easy Trifle Recipes Anyone Can Make

Cake. Cream. Fruit. (Or chocolate. Or both.) It’s no wonder that the trifle—often served in one of those fancy glass containers—is a total crowd-pleaser. The classic British dessert is trending in a big way, and some versions can be whipped up in minutes. Try it out yourself with these 24 trifle recipes anyone can make.

21 Fancy British Desserts You Can Totally Pull Off at Home

Lemon Blueberry Trifle

We’re obsessed with these delicate layers of lemon cake, lemon curd, whipped cream and blueberries by Coterie member Maria Lichty.

Mixed Berry Trifle

Don’t judge us, but we kind of want to swim in this dish of vanilla custard, pound cake and strawberries galore.

Lemon-berry Sheet Pan Trifle

No trifle dish? No problem. Try this sheet-pan version and tell your guests to grab a spoon.

Mason Jar Trifle With Berry Swirl Ice Cream And Vegan Lemon Cake

Plant-based trifles do exist (and they’re delicious). Just use vegan coconut ice cream in place of the real stuff and you’re good to go.

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

One heaping spoonful of childhood nostalgia, coming right up.

Cranberry Trifle Recipe

Don’t forget to sprinkle sugared cranberries on top. They’re delicious and gorgeous.

Brownie Fudge Trifle

We’re not above adding candy to our fancy British dessert. Case in point: this brownie fudge trifle topped with chopped Kit-Kats and M&Ms.

Simple Raspberry Fool

Like a trifle, a fool is a chilled (and easy-to-make) dessert that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Try this one out from Coterie member Katie Workman.

Patriotic Trifles

This red, white and blue masterpiece is just begging to be devoured at your next barbecue.

Black Forest Trifle

Layers of decadent chocolate cake dotted with boozy cherries and whipped cream = our idea of heaven.

Triple Layer Coffee Caramel Chocolate Mousse Cakes

We’re going straight to dessert heaven with this triple layered trifle, featuring chocolate, coffee and caramel.

Blood Orange Eton Mess

Meet the trifle’s fancy cousin: the Eton mess. You’ll love the layers of crispy meringue cookies, whipped cream, and in this case, blood orange curd.

Greek Yogurt Berry Trifle

Dessert for breakfast? Yep, when you swap the cream for Greek yogurt.

Angel Pineapple Lush Parfaits

This four-ingredient, no-bake dessert includes pineapple and angel food cake. We’re so in.

Red Velvet Nutella Trifle

Why we never thought to combine Nutella, whipped cream and red velvet cake before, we’ll never know.

Easy Butterfinger Brownie Trifles

Yes, you can whip up a trifle in ten minutes. (Bonus points: It includes crumbled Butterfinger candy bars.)

Chocolate Trifles For Two

Date night dessert, check. (And they do say chocolate is an aphrodisiac...)

Easy Strawberry Trifle Recipe

Shh, this beaut is gluten-free, low carb and sugar-free. We won’t tell if you won’t.

Chocolate Mousse Brownie Trifles

The secret to this ridiculously easy dessert by Maria Lichty? Use brownies instead of cake.

Toasted Coconut And Berry Trifle With Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut lovers, rejoice: This trifle features coconut whipped cream and a toasted coconut topping.

Lemon Berry Trifle

Whether it’s warm outside or you just want to think tropical thoughts, this lemon-berry treat will put you in a sunny mood.

Easy Tiramisu Trifle

Count us in for anything described as a “no-bake dessert.” Example A: This tiramisu-inspired trifle. It even includes angel food cake soaked with coffee and rum.

Banana Pudding

Fun fact: Southern favorite banana pudding is basically a trifle. We’ll take a bite (or five) of the banana, meringue and vanilla wafer dessert any day.

Coconut Sugar Cinnamon Cake Bites

What do you get when you combine gluten-free vanilla cake, gluten-free cinnamon grahams, melted peanut butter, coconut sugar and a chocolate drizzle? Complete and total genius, that’s what.

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