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Trifle Recipes That Will Do All The Work For You

It's easy and looks impressive too.

A trifle recipe is your savior of holiday entertaining. It lets you look impressive, but won't stress you out. Trifles are like secret weapons that are especially handy during the holiday season when you need easy desserts that can feed a crowd. No matter what ingredients you use, you don't have to worry about perfect presentation, because it's all about layering individual components. No more building a cake and hoping it doesn't topple over when you go to ice it. No more relying on faith when you take your soufflé out of the oven. With trifles, it's just about placement -- and you can handle that.

Trifles also look beautiful with their multiple layers, especially if they're showcased in an elegant glass bowl. They have the ability to elicit the same "oohs and ahhs" that other impressive desserts get this time of year. But when it comes to making a trifle recipe, it couldn't get any easier. Trifles do the work for you, so this holiday season, let them.

If you're not into the traditional English combination of jelly, fruit and ladyfinger cookies, you can make a trifle with ingredients you actually want to eat -- like chocolate caramel Rolos, for example. We rounded up 29 trifles for you to serve at holiday parties and actually, all year long. Once you go trifle, you may never go back.

1
Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
2
Strawberries And Cream Trifle
The Alison Show
Get the Strawberries And Cream Trifle recipe from The Alison Show
3
Thin Mint Trifles
Pass The Sushi
Get the Thin Mint Trifles recipe by Pass The Sushi
4
Banana Pudding Trifle
High Heels And Grills
Get the Banana Pudding Trifle recipe from High Heels And Grills
5
Christmas Trifle Dessert
Eat Well 101
Get the Christmas Trifle Dessert recipe by Eat Well 101
6
Almond Cake, Ricotta And Cherry Trifle
Apron and Sneakers
Get the Almond Cake, Ricotta And Cherry Trifle recipe by Apron and Sneakers
7
Mango-Lime Trifle With Brown Butter Cake
Food52
Get the Mango-Lime Trifle With Brown Butter Cake recipe by JessicaBakes from Food52
8
Chocolate Cranberry And Cream Cheese Mousse Trifle
Baking Obsession
9
Red, White And Blue Berry Trifle
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Red, White And Blue Berry Trifle recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
10
Tiramisu Trifle
Dashing Dish
Get the Tiramisu Trifle recipe by Dashing Dish
11
Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Trifle
Raining Hot Coupons
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12
Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle
The Girl Who Ate Everything
Get the Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle recipe by The Girl Who Ate Everything
13
Rolo Brownie Trifle
Bakingdom
Get the Rolo Brownie Trifle recipe by Bakingdom
14
Simple Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles
My Baking Addiction
Get the Simple Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles recipe by My Baking Addiction
15
Blueberry And Orange Trifle With Mascarpone Cheese
Drizzle and Dip
16
Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Trifle
How Sweet It Is
17
Gingerbread Cheesecake Trifle
Live Love And Sugar
Get the Gingerbread Cheesecake Trifle recipe from Live Love And Sugar
18
Individual Fruit And Brownie Trifles
Just A Taste
19
Chocolate-Hazelnut Trifle
New Media Publishing
Get the Chocolate-Hazelnut Trifle recipe from Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez
20
Chocolate Mousse Brownie Trifle
Two Peas And Their Pod
Get the Chocolate Mousse Brownie Trifle recipe from Two Peas And Their Pod
21
Brownie Butterscotch Trifles
Handle The Heat
Get the Brownie Butterscotch Trifles recipe from Handle The Heat
22
Tropical Rum Trifles With Coconut Cream
Completely Delicious
Get the Tropical Rum Trifles With Coconut Cream recipe from Completely Delicious
23
Berry Trifle
Verses From My Kitchen
Get the Berry Trifle recipe from Verses From My Kitchen
24
Christmas In A Bowl
The Faux Martha
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25
Brownie Toffee Trifle
Something Swanky
Get the Brownie Toffee Trifle recipe from Something Swanky
26
Pumpkin-Gingerbread Trifle
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Pumpkin-Gingerbread Trifle recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
27
Corncake Trifle
Food52
Get the Corncake Trifle recipe by crunchygooey from Food52
28
Coconut Tres Leches Cake Trifle
Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Get the Coconut Tres Leches Cake Trifle recipe from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

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