What is a basic trifle recipe?


Quick Answer

To make a basic trifle, layer pound cake or butter loaf, pudding, whipped cream and fruit in a large bowl. The recipe does not involve any cooking or baking and takes minutes to make.

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Easy Trifle Recipe

This recipe was originally published in Taste of Home. It takes less than half an hour to make and is rated favorably by reviewers.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ready in: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 3.4-ounce package of instant pudding in vanilla flavor
  • 1 10-ounce loaf of pound cake or butter loaf cake
  • 3 cups of fresh or frozen raspberries or strawberries
  • Whipped cream
  1. Mix the pudding
  2. To make the pudding, mix the milk with the pudding mix. Mix the ingredients for 2 minutes and let it stand for an additional 2 minutes.

  3. Prepare the ingredients
  4. Chop the pound cake or butter loaf into cubes. Slice the strawberries if strawberries are being used.

  5. Add the ingredients to a large bowl
  6. Add the cake cubes to the bottom of a large bowl. Layer the fruit and pudding on top of the cake. Top off the trifle with whipped cream and a few berries.

Additional fruits such as blueberries can also be used. Create a richer trifle by adding vanilla extract and sour cream to the pudding mixture.

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