Trifle Recipes

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Looking for some great trifle recipes? Here's some I'm sure will be a hit at your next party or special occasion.

When making a trifle, the possibilities are endless. You can use any kind of cake you want from pound cake to angel food cake. The layers can be a pudding or a mousse. Don't be afraid to get creative with your trifle dessert. you can even make individual trifles in a goblet. Have fun with it!

trifle recipes

I made this red velvet trifle with a white chocolate cream cheese mousse for my daughters birthday. It was a real much so that my son-in-law requested that I make it for his birthday too!

Here's what you are going to need:
Red velvet cake
8 ounces of white chocolate chips
8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
4 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup of sugar
8 ounces of chocolate chips
1 (32-ounce) jar of Maraschino cherries

Here's what you need to do:

red velvet trifle

Bake a red velvet cake in a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish. You can use either a box cake mix or my recipe. Cool completely and cut into small squares.

red velvet trifle

Place the white chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler.

red velvet trifle

I don't own a double boiler so I make one. You can use either a glass or metal bowl and place it over a pan of water. The water only needs to be about an inch deep. Don't let the water touch the bottom of the bowl.

white choclate mousse

Bring the water to a boil. Stir the chocolate chips constantly until melted. Set aside to cool completely.

white chocolate cream cheese

Beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in the melted and cooled white chocolate. Set aside.

whipped cream

Place the whipping cream in a large bowl and whip with the wire whisk attachment of your beater. Gradually add the sugar while beating.

**If you don't have a large stand mixer, you can use a hand mixer just make half of the whipped cream at a time.

whipped cream

Beat until stiff peaks form.

white chocolate cream cheese mousse

Fold HALF of the whipped cream into the chocolate cream cheese mixture. Set aside.

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Remove 2 squares of red velvet cake and set aside for crumbling on top of the trifle.

Layer 1/2 of the remaining squares of cake into the bottom of a trifle dish.


Layer half of the white chocolate cream cheese mousse on top of the cake.

trifle recipes

Sprinkle with half of the chocolate chips.

maranchino cherries

Drain the cherries thoroughly.


Arrange half of the cherries on top of the cream cheese mixture. Make sure that you get plenty of chocolate chips and cherries next to the glass so that it makes a nice looking layer when you are looking at the dish from the outside.

trifle recipe

Layer half of the whipped cream on top of the chocolate chip and cherry layer.


Layer the remainder of the cake squares next on top of the whipped cream but DO NOT PRESS DOWN ON THE CAKE LAYER or your layers will run together and you won't be able to see the different layers.


Top with the remaining half of the white chocolate mousse.


Sprinkle with the other half of the chocolate chips.


Top with the remaining 2 squares of red velvet cake (crumbled), whipped cream and cherries.

Check back as I'll be adding more trifle recipes. I made a wonderful mixed berry lemon trifle for this past Easter that I'll be adding shortly!

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