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.
24 Easy Trifle Recipes Anyone Can Make
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.
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.
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.