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Best trifle recipes

Published: December 16, 2020 at 3:13 pm

Try our summer trifles or festive versions for easy Christmas dessert inspiration, from impressive Baileys tiramisu trifle to one decorated with homemade gingerbread Christmas trees

Looking for the most impressive trifle recipe? We have plenty of twists on the classic trifle for an impressive summer dessert or a wintry festive showstopper. From our strawberry trifle to our best traditional English trifle and an epic boozy Baileys trifle.


Plus we have plenty of other sweet treats to choose from including our decadent chocolate recipes and indulgent cheesecake ideas.

Best trifle recipes

Classic Christmas trifle

Want a Christmas trifle recipe with a boozy twist? This indulgent sherry trifle uses Amaretti biscuits for a lovely texture and flavour. It's a perfect way to conclude your Christmas day meal.

Christmas Trifle Recipe

Chocolate trifle

Rich dark chocolate custard and hazelnut liqueur takes this trifle to chocolatey new heights – the ultimate Christmas dessert for chocolate lovers.

A glass bowl filled with chocolate swiss rolls, whipped cream and hazelnuts

Sherry trifle

Want a classic family dessert recipe with a twist? Make our easy trifle recipe with boozy sherry.

Sherry Trifle Recipe

Gingerbread trifle

Add a hit of ginger to your English trifle this Christmas with these gingerbread trees. This creamy trifle with rum cardamom custard is the perfect sweet hit to finish your Christmas Day feast.

Gingerbread Trifle Recipe with Caramel

Baileys tiramisu chocolate trifle

Our stunning Christmas trifle recipe with boozy Baileys, chocolate swiss roll and lightly whipped cream with espresso makes for an impressive centrepiece at your festive feast.

Multi-layered chocolate and Baileys cream trifle in a glass bowl

Strawberry trifle

The easiest, quickest trifle recipe for summer: made with Madeira cake and strawberries. Topped with custard and cream, these individual pots make a perfect pudding.

Individual Trifle Recipes with Strawberries

Raspberry trifle with peaches

Peaches and raspberries make the best fruit trifles. Shop-bought cake makes this classic pud so easy and individual desserts always look impressive.

Peach and Raspberry Trifle Recipe

Sherry trifle cheesecake

Impress guests during the festive season with this nostalgic pud with a modern twist. More cheesecake recipes to try here...

Berry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe with Sherry

Orange trifle with amaretti

Need an easy yet impressive dessert for guests at your next festive dinner party? Try these quick individual trifle recipes with amaretti and blood orange.

Blood Orange Trifle Recipe With Amaretti

Lemon curd trifle

Try this zesty spin on a classic for an impressive centrepiece at a summer feast.

A large lemon trifle topped with cherries

Boozy trifle with clementine

This boozy trifle recipe with clementines is a worthy dessert for all your festive gatherings. Our easy trifle is a great, modern twist on a traditional trifle. Freeze the egg whites until you want to make the prosecco sabayon.

Trifle Recipe with Clementines and Prosecco

Winter berry trifle

Want an easy berry trifle recipe for winter? Our impressive trifle pudding is an easy winter berry dessert recipe. Check out our collection of best ever fruity puddings for more inspiration.

Winter Trifle Recipe with Berries

Ginger trifle

Want to mix up your classic trifle recipe? Add ginger cake for an easy Christmas trifle recipe with a twist. This ginger cake trifle is an easy spiced grown-up dessert ready in 30 minutes.

Check out more of our ginger recipes here...

Ginger Trifle Recipe

Black forest trifle

These individual chocolate cherry trifles make the best individual pudding to try over the festive seas0n.

More cherry recipes here...

Cherry Trifle Recipe

White forest trifle

Need a stylish Christmas dessert to make during the festive season? Ready in only 30 minutes, our fruity trifle will become a crowd favourite in no time.

Chocolate Trifle Dessert Recipe

Summer fruit trifle

Want an easy summer dessert? Check out this show-stopping trifle recipe with chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream, this easy trifle recipe is a technicolour trip back in time. We've got plenty more strawberry recipes here too.

Fruit Trifle Recipe

Raspberry trifle terrine

Impress your festive guests with our beautiful mascarpone trifle with juicy raspberries – it’s easy to slice and easy to make. It will keep for up to three days in the fridge, so you can make it ahead of Christmas day.

Mascarpone Raspberry Trifle Terrine Recipe

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