The Christmas trifle is a traditional dessert made of custard, sponge cake and jelly and is traditionally made in countries like England, Scotland , Ireland and even Canada. This traditional Christmas recipe has varied flavours and textures and has a great holiday feel to it. Here we have a traditional Christmas Trifle Recipe that has the perfect blend of cake, fruit and pudding that makes for a great Christmas dessert. Learn how to make this amazing Christmas trifle here.


traditional christmas trifle recipe

traditional christmas trifle recipe

  • 1 can ¬†crushed pineapple
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 jar red cherries
  • 1 jar green cherries
  • 3-1/2 cups eggnog, chilled
  • 2 packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 sponge cake
  • 1 carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts


  • Start by draining out the juice of the pineapple and keeping it separate.
  • Take a bowl, add eggnog and wisk it well.
  • Add pudding mix to eggnog and wisk well.
  • Take a trifle bowl,
  • Place cake pieces at the bottom of the trifle bowl.
  • Add half the pudding and eggnog over the cake.
  • Place a layer of sliced bananas over the pudding.
  • Place a layer of pineapple.
  • Place a layer of cherries
  • Place another layer of cake pieces
  • Top the cake with whipped topping.
  • Repeat the layers again
  • Garnish the trifle with nuts.

Your Christmas trifle is ready to serve, place the bowl in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve up dessert. Though this is a traditional Christmas trifle, you can prepare this amazing dessert for any other special occasion as well.