Christmas Trifle Recipe

 

If you are looking for an easy and delicious Christmas dessert you need to make a Christmas Trifle. This is such a simple dessert to make for any of your holiday gatherings that your friends and family are guaranteed to enjoy.

Christmas Trifle - Easy and delicious dessert!

Christmas Trifle

I love making trifles for parties because they are so easy to make and you can add or change any the ingredients to fit the occasion. Below you will find all the ingredients you need along with step-by-step instructions on how you can make this for your next party!

Christmas Trifle - Easy and delicious dessert!

Christmas Trifle Ingredients:

  • 1 Box of Red Devil Cake Mix {or homemade, sorry Im not much of a baker!}
  • 1 Container of Cool Whip or 2 small containers
  • 2 Large Boxes of Chocolate Pudding
  • Optional – Candy Canes & Sprinkles

 

Christmas Trifle Directions:

To start the Christmas trifle you will need to bake the cake and let cool.  Next, prepare the pudding and chill. I recommend using the instant pudding because it is easier and faster. Since this trifle only has 3 layers that is all the work you will have to do to get started. You are now ready to start the layer in your trifle bowl.

I like to start with the cake at the bottom so that it provides a base and it makes it easier to serve. I normally just crumble up the cake when I make the layers, but you can cut pieces and stick them into the bowl for each layer too. Here are the layers I did:

Christmas Trifle - Easy and delicious dessert!

  1. Layer of Red Devil Cake
  2. Layer of Chocolate Pudding
  3. Layer of Cool Whip
  4. Repeat
  5. Top it off with Cool Whip and sprinkles/candy canes
  6. Enjoy!

I  added some candy canes to the sides and to the top. I would not put too many pieces of the candy cane on top though because they are very hard compared to the texture of the trifle.

 

Christmas Trifle - Easy and delicious dessert!

 

Christmas Trifle - Easy and delicious dessert!

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Christmas Trifle

If you are looking for an easy and delicious Christmas dessert you need to make a Christmas Trifle. This is such a simple dessert to make for any of your holiday gatherings that your friends and family are guaranteed to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 1 Box of Red Devil Cake Mix {or homemade}
  • 1 Container of Cool Whip or 2 small containers
  • 2 Large Boxes of Chocolate Pudding
  • Optional – Candy Canes & Sprinkles

Instructions

To start the Christmas trifle you will need to bake the cake and let cool. Next, prepare the pudding and chill. I recommend using the instant pudding because it is easier and faster. Since this trifle only has 3 layers that is all the work you will have to do to get started. You are now ready to start the layer in your trifle bowl.

I like to start with the cake at the bottom so that it provides a base and it makes it easier to serve. I normally just crumble up the cake when I make the layers, but you can cut pieces and stick them into the bowl for each layer too. Here are the layers I did:

  1. Layer of Red Devil Cake

  2. Layer of Chocolate Pudding

  3. Layer of Cool Whip

  4. Repeat

  5. Top it off with Cool Whip and sprinkles/candy canes

  6. Enjoy!

I added some candy canes to the sides and to the top. I would not put too many pieces of the candy cane on top though because they are very hard compared to the texture of the trifle.

Other Trifle Recipes to Try:

Caramel Apple Trifle

Heath Bar Trifle

Oreo Trifle

Reese Peanut Butter Trifle

Here are some other candy recipes: Smores Cookies, Pretzel M&M Bites and Reindeer Cookies! Make sure you checkout the Frugal Fanatic Facebook page and follow us on Pinterest for DIY projects, recipes, money saving tips and more.

Christmas Trifle - Easy and delicious dessert!

Do you enjoy making trifles, have you ever made a Christmas Trifle, please share in the comments below!

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  1. Do you crumble the cake? I am making one today and I was going to put the whole cake in the trifle. Also, I found a red velvet Holiday cake mix a Kroger, with one red cake mix and one green cake mix.
    Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  2. This looks so delicious I have never made a trifle before but I am going to now. Thanks for sharing this and making it seem so easy as I am not great at making deserts look good. Thank You again ……

  3. If I make this the night before. . Will it get soggy? Just wondering. . I’m inv charge of bringing dessert to a party to my fiance bosses house. .. thanks in advance. ..

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