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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

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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

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Via Berry Trifle - TodaysMama

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

3. Nutella Cheesecake Trifles

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

4. Strawberry Peach Trifle

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Via Strawberry Peach Trifle

Fresh and dreamy for summer.

5. Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle

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Via Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle

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

6. Strawberries and Cream Trifle

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Via Strawberries and Cream Trifle Recipe ...

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

7. Patriotic Trifle

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Via 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

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Via Simple Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles | ...

Serve these on Thanksgiving instead of pie.

9. Mint Brownie and Oreo Hot Fudge Trifle

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So easy to make and so delicious to eat.

10. Blueberry Muffin Trifle

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Via 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 -

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

12. Old English Trifle

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Via Old English Trifle

Now that's a trifle I recognize!

13. Black Forest Trifle

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Via Black Forest Trifle

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

14. Tiramisu Trifle

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Via Tiramisu Cheesecake Trifle - Shugary ...

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

15. Eggnog Trifle

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Via Eggnog Trifle

Too delicious to only eat this treat once a year.

16. Cranberry-White Chocolate Trifle

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Via Cranberry-White Chocolate Trifle

Great idea for Christmas.

17. Blueberry Trifles with Mascarpone Whip

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Via Blueberry Trifles with Mascarpone Whip ...

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

18. Raspberry Lemon Trifles

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Via Raspberry Lemon Trifles

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

19. Caramel Chocolate Trifle

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Via Caramel Chocolate Trifle - Spend ...

Oh my. My spoon is trembling in anticipation.

20. Caramel Apple Trifle

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Via Caramel Apple Trifle Recipe - ...

Move over apple pie. Apple trifle is here.

21. Gingerbread Trifle

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Via Gingerbread Trifle

I think pears would work really well in this dish.

22. Cherry Angel Trifle

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Via 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

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Via Mudslide and Brownie Trifle – ...

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

24. Mini Banana Pudding Trifles

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Via thecomfortofcooking.com

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

25. Pina Colada Trifle

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Via pina colada trifle

Ooohhh trifle goes tropical.

26. Turtle Cheesecake Trifle

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Via Turtle Cheesecake Trifle - Mom ...

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

27. Pineapple Orange Trifle

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Via Pineapple Orange Trifle

Great dessert for a summer barbeque

28. Chocolate-Banana Cream Trifle

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Via Food

If you love bananas, you'll love this.

29. Coconut Tres Leches Cake Trifle

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

30. Christmas Trifle

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Simply scrumptious for the holidays.

31. Red Velvet Trifle

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Serve this on Valentine's Day maybe?

32. Snickers Trifle

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

33. Six-Fruit Trifle

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Via Six-Fruit Trifle

Pack in all your favorite fruits.

34. Cappuccino Mousse Trifle

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Via Cappuccino Mousse Trifle

Tastes as good as it looks.

35. Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

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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

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Via Christmas Trifle

Alternative to the minty candy canes of number 30.

37. English Sherry Trifle

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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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