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Gingerbread Trifle Recipe
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Gingerbread Trifle Recipe

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"This tasty dessert was a hit when I served it to our Bible study group," reports Betty Kleberger of Florissant, Missouri. "It's a wonderful blend of flavors and a great ending to holiday meals." If you don't have leftover gingerbread, bake some from a boxed mix to assemble this trifle.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant French vanilla pudding mix
  • 7 cups cubed Gingerbread Cake
  • 3/4 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 maraschino cherry


  1. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
  2. In a 2-qt. serving bowl, layer half of the cake cubes and pudding. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup toffee bits. Top with remaining cake and pudding. Spread whipped topping over the top; sprinkle with remaining toffee bits. Garnish with cherry. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Gingerbread Trifle in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p16

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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2014

"Fantastic recipe! This trifle always attracts a lot of attention at holiday dinners and dessert buffets. It is so pretty and offers perfect holiday flavor!"

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"very good, my whole family loves it"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"Delicious and very popular at Christmas! Everyone always comes back for seconds."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"I've made this 2 weekends in a row for Christmas parties and have raves..I did add the second package of pudding, and i put the second row of candies on top of the pudding, whipped cream and just sprinkled candies on top. Everyone loves this recipe, not just likes it! Thanks!"

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"Big hit at the Christmas party. I used 2 puddings too and put a 2nd layer of Heath crunchies before the whipped cream like someone suggested. Delicious!"

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