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37 Easy Make Trifles to Drool over ...

By Neecey

If you're British you've probably eaten a few trifles in your life. I'm pretty old and I like trifle and I can assure you that trifles these days are nothing like those from my childhood and earlier years. A traditional British trifle started with a layer of trifle sponges or Madeira cake, soaked in sherry (optional), layered with tinned fruit cocktail, covered with a layer of jelly - usually made with the juice from the fruit cocktail, followed by a layer of thick custard, topped with a layer of either cream or something called Dream Topping. There was the ubiquitous finish of sprinkles (hundreds and thousands) which after a day sent the cream topping all sorts of lurid colors as the dyes leached. Sounds delightful doesn't it? Trust me - generations grew up on this. Today though, trifles are delicious concoctions and the term has come to refer to any desert that consists of layers of sponge/cake, fruit and cream/custard. Like these droolworthy recipes:

1 Death by Chocolate Trifle

Death by Chocolate TrifleVia Death by Chocolate Trifle recipe ...

Brownies, chunks of chocolate and Reece's peanut butter cups - this shows how trifles have moved on to be more than fruit, sponge and custard.

2 Quick and Easy Trifle

Quick and Easy TrifleVia Berry Trifle - TodaysMama

Make this from layers of angel food cake, vanilla pudding, Cool Whip and lots of yummy fresh fruit.


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3 Nutella Cheesecake Trifles

Nutella Cheesecake TriflesVia Nutella Cheesecake Trifles | My ...

No-one said trifles have to be in huge bowls and multiple servings.

4 Strawberry Peach Trifle

Strawberry Peach TrifleVia Strawberry Peach Trifle

Fresh and dreamy for summer.

5 Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle

Irish Creme Chocolate TrifleVia Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle

Make use of that bottle of Bailey's you've got in the pantry.

6 Strawberries and Cream Trifle

Strawberries and Cream TrifleVia Strawberries and Cream Trifle Recipe ...

Strawberries. Cream. And the addition of cake. What's not to love?

7 Patriotic Trifle

Patriotic TrifleVia Red, White and Blue Trifle

Whip up a batch of red velvet cake and blue velvet cake and you're good to go.

8 Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

Pumpkin Cheesecake TriflesVia Simple Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles | ...

Serve these on Thanksgiving instead of pie.

9 Mint Brownie and Oreo Hot Fudge Trifle

Mint Brownie and Oreo Hot Fudge TrifleVia Mint Brownie and Oreo Hot ...

So easy to make and so delicious to eat.

10 Blueberry Muffin Trifle

Blueberry Muffin TrifleVia Blueberry Trifle

The color of trifle doesn't always have to be bold and brash. This combination shouts elegance. (something I never thought I'd say about a trifle)

11 Summer Berry Trifle -

Summer Berry Trifle -Via Disney-Inspired Recipes |

Great for the 4th of July if you can't be bothered with making cake for number 7.

12 Old English Trifle

Old English TrifleVia Old English Trifle

Now that's a trifle I recognize!

13 Black Forest Trifle

Black Forest TrifleVia Black Forest Trifle

The classic combination of cherries, chocolate and cream,
BUT this only has 102 calories per serving.

14 Tiramisu Trifle

Tiramisu TrifleVia Tiramisu Cheesecake Trifle - Shugary ...

The classic Italian dessert served as a trifle shows off all those scrummy layers.

15 Eggnog Trifle

Eggnog TrifleVia Eggnog Trifle

Too delicious to only eat this treat once a year.

16 Cranberry-White Chocolate Trifle

Cranberry-White Chocolate TrifleVia Cranberry-White Chocolate Trifle

Great idea for Christmas.

17 Blueberry Trifles with Mascarpone Whip

Blueberry Trifles with Mascarpone WhipVia Blueberry Trifles with Mascarpone Whip ...

Trifles are ideal desserts for the current trend for food in jars.

18 Raspberry Lemon Trifles

Via Raspberry Lemon Trifles

Not really a trifle but pretty and delicious all the same.

19 Caramel Chocolate Trifle

Caramel Chocolate TrifleVia Caramel Chocolate Trifle - Spend ...

Oh my. My spoon is trembling in anticipation.

20 Caramel Apple Trifle

Caramel Apple TrifleVia Caramel Apple Trifle Recipe - ...

Move over apple pie. Apple trifle is here.

21 Gingerbread Trifle

Via Gingerbread Trifle

I think pears would work really well in this dish.

22 Cherry Angel Trifle

Cherry Angel TrifleVia Cherry Angel Trifle

Cherries. Angel Food Cake. what's not to love?

23 Layered Mudslide and Brownie Trifle with Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream

Layered Mudslide and Brownie Trifle with Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish CreamVia Mudslide and Brownie Trifle – ...

This would seriously impress the chocolate and coffee lovers in your life.

24 Mini Banana Pudding Trifles


Are you ready to dive in? It counts as one of your 5-a-day ^_^

25 Pina Colada Trifle

Pina Colada TrifleVia pina colada trifle

Ooohhh trifle goes tropical.

26 Turtle Cheesecake Trifle

Turtle Cheesecake TrifleVia Turtle Cheesecake Trifle - Mom ...

Caramel. Chocolate. Pecans. Oh my! Caramel. Chocolate. Pecans. Oh my!

27 Pineapple Orange Trifle

Pineapple Orange TrifleVia Pineapple Orange Trifle

Great dessert for a summer barbeque

28 Chocolate-Banana Cream Trifle

Chocolate-Banana Cream TrifleVia Food

If you love bananas, you'll love this.

29 Coconut Tres Leches Cake Trifle

Coconut Tres Leches Cake TrifleVia Coconut Tres Leches Cake Trifle ...

One of the most delicious and decadent tasting trifles you'll
ever make.

30 Christmas Trifle

Via Christmas Trifle Recipe - Frugal ...
Simply scrumptious for the holidays.

31 Red Velvet Trifle

Via Red Velvet Trifle {a recipe ...

Serve this on Valentine's Day maybe?

32 Snickers Trifle

Snickers TrifleVia Mamas Like Me: Snickers Trifle ...

Now you've got an excuse to buy hat big bag of mini Snickers.

33 Six-Fruit Trifle

Six-Fruit TrifleVia Six-Fruit Trifle

Pack in all your favorite fruits.

34 Cappuccino Mousse Trifle

Cappuccino Mousse TrifleVia Cappuccino Mousse Trifle

Tastes as good as it looks.

35 Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

Via Cheesecake Strawberry Trifle

Make it in a flash if you use fruit pie filling. Raspberry or cherry is just as good.

36 Christmas Trifle Recipe

Via Christmas Trifle

Alternative to the minty candy canes of number 30.

37 English Sherry Trifle

Via The Knitting Blog By Mr ...

And of course, I have to finish with the classic - the trifle I grew up on.

Do you think you could make some delicious trifles now? What ingredients would you combine?

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