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.


  • 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


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.