25 Easy Trifle Recipes {that your guests will go CRAZY for!}

Nothing says dessert for a crowd better than a trifle. They’re super simple to put together and are crowd pleasers at church groups, book clubs, and of course every Holiday gathering from Easter through Christmas!


These easy trifle recipes for Holidays will see you through Thanksgiving, Christmas and Halloween! #dessert #recipes #trifles

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How Do You Make a Trifle to Feed a Crowd

Trifles are super simple to make so they’re the perfect choice if you need to feed a crowd over the Holidays or at your next Pot Luck.

They keep well so you can make your dessert ahead of time, which is really useful if you’re hosting dinner and you want to take some of the stress out of preparing everything else on the day.

If you know how many people will be eating dessert one of the easiest ways to make a trifle to feed a crowd is to use individual glasses so that you know there is enough for everyone.

The other option is to make your trifle in a huge bowl (like this one from Amazon).

Whichever way you go making it is just a case of layering the various ingredients so that the finished trifle looks pretty in the bowl!

You can keep things safe using traditional trifle ingredients, or impress your guests with one of these show stopping trifle recipes instead!


Loving these easy trifle recipes to feed a crowd whatever the Holiday or occasion! #dessert #recipes #christmas #trifle

Mini Nutella, Peanut Butter and Oreo Trifle

Mini Nutella, Peanut Butter & Oreo Trifle
Mini Nutella, Peanut Butter & Oreo Trifle – If you have any peanut butter fans coming over you will want to serve up this amazing Mini Nutella, Peanut Butter and Oreo trifle. Note how it’s individual, so no one has to share!

Gluten Free Chocolate Peppermint Trifle

Gluten Free Chocolate Peppermint Trifle
Gluten Free Chocolate Peppermint Trifle – Oh my, this chocolate trifle has my mouth watering just looking at it, and I love how there is a gluten full and a gluten free version of the recipe.

Banana Nutella Trifle

Banana Nutella Trifle
Banana Nutella Trifle – Bananas, Nutella and Oreo Cookies… oh my! This one got my mouth watering!

Turtle Cheesecake Trifle

Turtle Cheesecake Trifle
Turtle Cheesecake Trifle – Oh my goodness me. Pound cake, and caramel sauce, and no bake cheesecake. This is a showstopper of a trifle if ever I saw one!

Boston Cream Pie Trifle

Boston Cream Pie Trifle
Boston Cream Pie Trifle – Do you love Boston Cream Pie? This one is for you then. You do need to bake a yellow cake to form some of the layers, but hey it’s from a box mix so it’s not too much effort.

Chocolate Mint Trifle Recipe

Chocolate Mint Trifle Recipe
Chocolate Mint Trifle Recipe – Oh my. Would you just look at that mint and chocolate. We have a packet of mint thins in the cupboard just screaming to be added to a trifle like this!

Cream Cheese Carrot Cake Trifle

Cream Cheese Carrot Cake Trifle
Cream Cheese Carrot Cake Trifle – If carrot cake is your thing then check out this scrumptious alternative. Add some home made cream cheese and some walnuts and you’ve got yourself a fabulous trifle!

How To Make A Rainbow Cake Trifle

How To Make A Rainbow Cake Trifle
How To Make A Rainbow Cake Trifle – Love, love, love this one! Rainbow cakes are great for parties and gatherings, and you can colour the sponge to make it fit any Holiday too. You’ll be making this trifle for Christmas, Valentines, St Patricks Day and the 4th of July!

Best Dirt Cake Recipe. Ever!

Best Dirt Cake Recipe. Ever!
Best Dirt Cake Recipe. Ever – Who knew? If your kids turn their noses up at trifle you can add some gummy worms and call it a dirt cake!

Disney FROZEN Fun Food: Elsa’s Icy Blue Dessert Trifle

Disney FROZEN Fun Food: Elsa’s Icy Blue Dessert Trifle
Disney FROZEN Fun Food: Elsa’s Icy Blue Dessert Trifle – Do you have any FROZEN fans in your family? Whether you’re planning a birthday party or just a themed movie night you can’t go wrong with this blue spectacular.

Banana Caramel Cream Dessert

Banana Caramel Cream Dessert
Banana Caramel Cream Dessert – If you’re looking for a fruit trifle recipe try this one. I love how these are all served up in adorable individual portions. But you’d better make extras because people will want seconds!

Chocolate Dream Trifle

Chocolate Dream Trifle
Chocolate Dream Trifle – This could just be a chocolate lover’s heaven, right there in a trifle bowl.

Caramel Apple Trifle Recipe

Caramel Apple Trifle Recipe
Caramel Apple Trifle Recipe – How’s this for a caramel apple pie with a twist? If you’ve used up all your apples already you can grab a tin of apple pie filling instead, no one will guess!

Snickers Trifle Dessert

Snickers Trifle Dessert
Snickers Trifle Dessert – This Snickers trifle is a hit with teachers, churchgoers and kids! I guess you could use any of those miniature chocolates you have around at Christmastime on the top.

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Recipe
Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Recipe – This strawberry trifle has just four ingredients, and with a no bake version it’s perfect for last minute get togethers.

Traditional English Trifle

Traditional English Trifle
Traditional English Trifle – And just in case you’re wondering what goes into the traditional English trifle, here’s a classic recipe from Delia Smith.

Quick & Easy Mixed Berry Trifle

Quick & Easy Mixed Berry TrifleFor a showstopping trifle that’s simple and delicious check out this recipe for a mixed fruit trifle that doesn’t contain any heavy custard or pudding.

Quick & Easy Mixed Berry Trifle by Olive and Mango

Lemon Coconut Trifle

Lemon Coconut TrifleIf you love angel food cake you’ll want to give this gorgeous trifle a try. The yellow is so bright and zingy it’s a joy to look at don’t you think? The cake is layered with tart lemon curd and a creamy coconut cheesecake filling. Oh my!

Lemon Coconut Trifle by A Bajillion Recipes

Strawberry Trifle Pudding

Strawberry Trifle PuddingFor a truly comforting pudding that will evoke feelings of nostalgia from your childhood try this strawberry and custard trifle made with fresh strawberry compote.

Strawberry Trifle Pudding by The Desserted Girl

Quick and Easy Chocolate and Nutella Trifle

Quick and Easy Chocolate and Nutella TrifleIf you’re thinking ahead to Christmas and a show stopping trifle you can serve to your guests how about this one? It looks amazing and it’s every chocolate lover’s dream for sure. And I love the addition of the sparklers!

Quick and Easy Chocolate and Nutella Trifle by Super Golden Bakes

Mini Pumpkin Trifle Recipe

Mini Pumpkin Trifle RecipeIf it’s Thanksgiving desserts you’re planning I’m sure your guests will love these mini pumpkin trifles. They look fabulous with all the layers and the spiced pumpkin puree gives them a kick!

Mini Pumpkin Trifle Recipe by Cooking Journey

Unicorn Mini Trifles

Unicorn Mini TriflesIf you think trifles are just for grownups think again! What little girl would not go crazy over these unicorn trifles in mason jars being served up at her birthday party?

Unicorn Mini Trifles by A Bajillian Recipes

Easy Christmas Trifle

Easy Christmas TrifleHere’s another Christmas trifle idea for you. This time it’s made with layers of red velvet cake and pudding for a festive feel. I love the addition of the gingerbread cookies!

Easy Christmas Trifle by All That’s Jas

Coffee and Doughnuts Trfile

Coffee and Doughnuts TrfileWell here is something I never thought I’d see. A trifle made with doughnuts! Oh my! It doesn’t get any more comforting I don’t think.

Coffee and Doughnuts Trfile by Brown Eyed Baker

Witches Brew Spumoni Trifle

Witches Brew Spumoni TrifleIf you’ve volunteered to bring dessert to your Halloween pot luck you will not go wrong with this Witches’ Brew trifle! It looks somewhat terrifying but still tastes delicious!

Witches Brew Spumoni Trifle by Food Meanderings

Individual Berry Pretzel Trifles

Individual Berry Pretzel TriflesHere’s another twist from the usual cake layers in a trifle, this patriotic looking berry pudding uses pretzels instead.

Individual Berry Pretzel Trifles by Domestically Blissful

Red, White and Blue Oreo Mini Trifles

Red, White and Blue Oreo Mini TriflesSpeaking of patriotic trifles, here’s another option for you if you’re looking for a red, white and blue dessert!

Red, White and Blue Oreo Mini Trifles by A Bajillion Recipes

Patriotic Mini Trifles

Patriotic Mini TriflesAnd for the ultimate sweet dessert check out these mini trifles that are layered with Snickers and topped with M&Ms!

Patriotic Mini Trifles by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen