12 Reviews

Hi BirdyBaker. I like all the options you included with this recipe. You inspired me to create something a little unique. I used milano cookies instead of cake because that is what I had on hand. I also used strawberries and blueberries, white chocolate jello pudding, and cool whip. I followed your directions on layering and my first trifle turned out really nice. Thanks for providing this basic recipe.

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Stoblogger September 07, 2010

So yummy. i made the black forest trifle for my Christmas dessert. i used leftover, frozen, homemade chocolate cake, soy pudding, and a coffee/amaretto syrup instead of the sherry. The raspberries definitely help cut down on the sweetness. To die for!

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Pink Kitchenaid Lover January 11, 2010

Delicious! I did substitute lady fingers instead of cake, but I didn't care for them at all: next time I will definitely use a white cake. I used white chocolate pudding, white grape raspberry juice, and peaches with berries for the fruit.

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Random Rachel December 31, 2008

Excellent! I made the strawberry one and added strawberry jello to it

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Katticus November 15, 2008

excellent basic trifle recipe. Great recipe to use when there are left over dry cakes/bars. It's easy to make since everything's ready-made. Just have to mix them all up. Since I had so much apples left over from Rosh Hashana, I cubed some of them and layered them with the left over banana bread and whipped cream/pudding. Excellent way to spice up dry leftovers! :D

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Pneuma September 16, 2007

This is a great recipe and it's always the first to go at a party. I've made this both with store bought and home-made angel food cake. I omit the sherry and use fresh strawberries, raspberries and blackberries instead of frozen. The Bird's custard and real whipped cream make all the difference in the world. It's always a hit, especially at summer parties. Thanks, Birdy!

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greenlove00 January 30, 2007

This was a really nice dessert for brunch this morning. I scaled the recipe back a bit, since there were only 6 of us, and used 1/2 an angel food cake, 1 box of pudding, 1/2 container of cool whip, but still 2 lbs of fresh fruit (strawberries and blueberries). It was very light and refreshing, as well as super easy. Thanks for posting!

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lucid501 July 16, 2006

I made this yesterday, my family loved it! I used bananas, strawberries and white chocolate pudding.

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cindee4 May 21, 2006

This was so easy, quick, no baking and very light. Thank you

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Amy in Hawaii April 03, 2006
Basic Trifle Recipe