Easter Trifle Dessert Recipes: The Ultimate Guide to Festive Indulgence

Hey there, dessert lovers! Easter is just around the corner, and guess what? I’ve got a fantastic treat for you — an Easter Trifle Dessert that’s going to wow your family and friends.

Trifles are originally British, but this holiday version brings together the best of the classic dessert with a festive spin.

I promise, this is not just a feast for the eyes; it’s a riot of flavors and textures that your taste buds will thank you for. So, ready to get your apron dirty? Let’s dive in!

Easter Trifle Dessert Recipe

This is an Easter extravaganza packed in a glass, layering sponge cake, colorful fruits, and creamy custard. A crowd-pleaser for sure!

Quick Facts

A snapshot for your quick reference:

Course Cuisine Difficulty Servings Prep Time Cooking Time Calories
Dessert Fusion Moderate 8 30 minutes 20 minutes Approx 250


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 sponge cake (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 cup mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 1 cup mixed tropical fruits (mangoes, kiwis, pineapples)
  • 3 cups prepared custard
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate shavings
  • 1/4 cup sugar (for syrup)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (for syrup)
  • Optional: food coloring, sprinkles for garnish

Read More: Hungry Man Cranberry Apple Dessert Recipe

Equipment Needed for Easter Trifle Dessert Recipes

Before you begin, make sure you have:

  • Trifle dish or large glass bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons


Follow these steps for a flawless Easter Trifle:

  1. Prepare the Syrup: Mix sugar and orange juice in a saucepan. Simmer until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Cut the Cake: Slice the sponge cake into even layers or cubes.
  3. Layer One: Place the first layer of cake in the bottom of the trifle dish. Drizzle some orange syrup over.
  4. Add Fruits: Scatter a layer of mixed berries and tropical fruits over the cake.
  5. Pour Custard: Gently pour a layer of custard over the fruits, ensuring it seeps into the cake below.
  6. Repeat: Continue layering until the dish is almost full, finishing with a layer of custard.
  7. Final Touch: Top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and optional garnishes.
  8. Chill: Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Essential Note: The trifle tastes better when it’s chilled for a longer time, as this allows the flavors to meld together.

Nutrition Facts

Service Size Servings Amount Per Serving % Daily Value * Vitamin
1 cup 8 Calories 250 20% Vitamin C 8%

Easter Trifle Dessert Recipes Cooking Tips and Tricks

For the best results:

  • Use a transparent dish to showcase the vibrant layers.
  • If you’re in a time crunch, store-bought cake and custard can save you precious minutes without sacrificing too much on the taste.
  • Want a boozy twist? Substitute the orange juice with a liqueur of your choice.


You’ve just learned how to make a delightful Easter Trifle Dessert that promises to be the showstopper at your holiday feast. I’ve laid out each step, what you’ll need, and even some pro tips to make sure you hit this one out of the park.

So what are you waiting for? Get cooking and make this Easter a delicious one!

Bon appétit and Happy Easter! 🐰🍓🍰

Mahadi Hasan

Mahadi Hasan is a culinary whiz specializing in recipe tips, healthy desserts, gluten-free delights, and keto-friendly meals. Your go-to expert for flavorful, nutritious cooking.

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