English Trifle

English Trifle


"This dessert recipe came from a friend from England, Gill Overfelt. She is one of the best people in the world (an angel in disguise!). It is delicious and elegant looking layered in a trifle bowl or individual dessert glasses."


servings 633 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings



  • Calories:
  • 633 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 24 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 98.4g
  • 32%
  • Protein:
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 537 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Slice strawberries and sprinkle them with sugar. Cut the bananas into slices and toss with orange juice. Combine pudding mix with milk and mix until smooth. Cut the cake into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Use half of the cake cubes to line the bottom of a large glass bowl. Layer half of the strawberries followed by half of the blueberries, and then half of the bananas. Spread half of the pudding over the fruit. Repeat layers in the same order.
  3. In a medium bowl, whip the cream to stiff peaks and spread over top of trifle. Garnish with maraschino cherries and slivered almonds.
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  1. 189 Ratings


This is a yummy dessert, it makes plenty and is a crowd pleaser. It does not get mushy if you refrigerate over night overall it is a very light, summer dessert.

This is very good but I made my own custard(Idon't like packaged) I used my own frozen strawberries in winter and it's just as good with fresh peaches in summer

This is absolutely the easiest and most delicious trifle I've ever tried. I usually flop everything I make no matter how easy the recipe is, but there is nothing that I could possibly mess up w...

This is a nice, basic trifle. It does make quite a bit, but the leftovers are still great. Mine were not runny or mushy at all. I will definately make this when I need an easy dessert for a g...

My family just can't get enough of this with fresh summer fruit and berries. So good and refreshing. I add 2 kiwi to the fruit listed in the recipe. It adds some nice color. Also, I use chee...

This was very good, light, and easy. I only used one layer of the cake, though, and that was plenty. Otherwise, I think the fruit and pudding would have been lost.

Awesome dessert. Used cheesecake pudding as well. Everyone in my familly gave it 5 stars. Next time will probably use twice the ammount of pudding though and create a bottom layer of pudding ...

I really wanted to give this recipe 4 stars, but just couldn't with so many adjustments. First, I made my own white cake which came out great, but 2 regular size layers were way too much...I co...

Great recipe, however I made homemade pudding and homemade cake both from this site and the result was out of this world, well worth the effort.Thanks for sharing.