Christmas Trifle and 34 Sweet Recipes

Normally when I think of dessert I think of chocolate! Doesn’t everyone? But every so often I get a craving for desserts that don’t involve chocolate. Like creme brulee … it’s my all-time favorite. Today I’m joining a bunch of my blogging buddies to bring you Christmas sweets, whether it’s dessert or sweet rolls, you’re sure to find something you like so make sure to visit everyone (the schedule is at the end of this post). The sweet I’m sharing with all of you is Christmas Trifle!

Christmas Trifle made with angel food cake, pudding, berries, and creamTrifle is a delightful layered dessert and you can make it a variety of ways.

For Christmas I felt like berries were the fruit of choice for the season.


How to make Christmas Trifle - with angel food cake, pudding, berries, and creamA lot of trifle recipes call for pound cake. I opted for angel food to make it light and less calorie-heavy.

Cut the cake into small squares and place a portion in the bottom of your bowl to create the first layer.


How to make Christmas TrifleAdd a layer of mixed berries on top of the angel food cake. Then add a layer of vanilla pudding.

Repeat the layers one more time, then top it off with whipped cream.


Christmas Trifle Made with Raspberries and BlackberriesSprinkle more berries and sliced almonds on top of the whipped cream.

You can serve immediately, or chill it for about 30 minutes.


Mixed Berry Christmas Trifle. A light and easy dessert for the holidays!Christmas Trifle is a light and easy dessert. When you’re rushing around making an elaborate holiday dinner, it’s nice to end the meal with a dessert that doesn’t take a lot of finesse or time to make.

Christmas Trifle

1 angel food cake
1 six oz package vanilla pudding
3 cups cold milk
3 cups mixed berries, raspberries and blackberries
Small container whipped cream
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Make the pudding according to package directions, whisking the milk into the pudding mix. Cut the angel food cake into 1-inch cubes. Layer about 1-2 cups of cake cubes in the bottom of the bowl. Add a layer of mixed berries. Carefully spread 1/2 of the pudding mixture over the berries. Repeat the layers. Top off with a layer of whipped cream. Tip: If whipped cream is too stiff to spread, stir it vigorously with a spoon until it starts to soften. Sprinkle the rest of the berries and sliced almonds on top of the whipped cream. Chill for about 30 minutes and serve.

Christmas Treats and SweetsBe sure to visit the rest of the scrumptious holiday recipes being shared by my blogging friends.

You won’t be disappointed!

And join me next Sunday for our regular Charming Home Series.

Candy Cane Marshmallow Treats from My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Peppermint Chocolate Cream Pie from Domestically Speaking
Cake Mix in a Mug Gift from Cupcakes and Crinoline
Peppermint S’Mores Brownies from Yellow Bliss Road
Chocolate Toffee Bark from Setting for Four
My Favorite Sugar Cookies from Stone Gable
Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Dip from A Pumpkin & A Princess
Christmas Snowman Sundaes from ‎An Extraordinary Day
White Chocoalte Gingerbread Mocha Mix from Twelve O Eight
Rocky Road Candy from A Night Owl
The Original Fantasy Fudge from At The Picket Fence
White Chocolate Macadamia Cranberry Bark from Lemon Tree Dwelling
Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows from Mom 4 Real
Tiger Butter Bark from Uncommon Designs
The Easiest Holiday Cookie Ever from Top This Top That
Christmas Ornament Cupcakes from Sweet Rose Studio
Frosted Peppermint Brownies from Lolly Jane
Carrot Cake Mix Cookies
from Sweet C’s Designs
Peppermint Donuts from Yesterday on Tuesday
Gluten Free Rum Cake from Inspiration for Moms
Caramel Popcorn Chocolate Bark from Clean and Scentsible
Andes Fudge from Eclectic Mom Sense
Chocolate Candies from French Country Cottage
Christmas Parfait from Clever Pink Pirate
Salted Caramels from Frenchie
Cranberry Bliss Bars from Food, Folks and Fun
Peppermint Bark Candy from Live Laugh Rowe
Cinnamon Rolls from Unskinny Boppy
Banana Caramel Crunch Bites from Nibbles By Nic
Apricot Pockets from Redhead Can Decorate
Rocky Road Fudge from Ella Claire
Peppermint Chocolate Fudge from Crazy Little Projects
Triple Chocolate Peanut Clusters from Major Hoff Takes A Wife
Christmas Trifle from Town and Country Living

Subscribe to Town and Country Living via email and follow along on social sites!

Image  Map


  1. Yum!!!!

  2. This looks delicious and so pretty, too!

  3. I would love the starter recipe…
    These look wonderful, cant wait to make them…
    Merry Christmas

  4. Why are trifles so yummy?? Perfect for Christmas dinner!

  5. This is such a beautiful dessert!!

    xo, Tanya

  6. I’ve never made one before…looks yummy, and beautiful! Merry Christmas, Jennifer!

  7. This looks heavenly ~ almost too pretty to eat!

  8. Oh wow this looks simply amazing, pinned!

  9. It looks to pretty to eat. NAH! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Jennifer: Hate to sound stupid but is that a large box of instant pudding? Do you think Sugar Free would work? Does is get soggy if it sits a while? (Having an (afternoon) Open House and would like to make it in the morning but I don’t want it to get soggy while it sits out for about 4 hours. Sounds delicious and would really like to serve something other than the (several) chocolate items for a change! Thanks,
    Joy from:

    • Hi Joy! Yes, it’s a large box of instant pudding and I’m sure Sugar Free would work just fine. I don’t know if 4 hours would make the cake too soggy for your guests. Maybe an alternative is to cut the cake and cover it until you want to assemble the dessert, and make the pudding in advance too. Then all you have to do is put the layers in the bowl which only takes a few minutes to do.

  11. This looks absolutely amazing and beautiful too! Thank you for sharing this delish recipe!

  12. Looks so yummy! What a great Christmas treat!

  13. Gorgeous photography!! I’ve never made one but love to eat trifle! Love your berry version!! Pinned!

Speak Your Mind


** My Disclosure Policy **