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Individual Cranberry Trifles Recipe

Individual Cranberry Trifles Recipe

If you don't have enough individual parfaits, you can make this dessert from our Test Kitchen in a trifle bowl. Either way, it's sure to bring you rave reviews.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling YIELD:14-16 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • Fresh cranberries or mint, optional


  • 1. Prepare, bake and cool angel food cake according to package directions. Cut into 1-in. cubes; set aside. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, sour cream and vanilla; beat until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. In a bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, sugar and orange peel.
  • 2. In individual parfait glasses or a 3-qt. trifle bowl, layer half of the cake cubes, cranberry mixture and whipped topping mixture. Repeat layers. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with cranberries and mint if desired. Yield: 14-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 440 calories, 16g fat (12g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein .

Reviews for Individual Cranberry Trifles

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justgram 136205
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"Divide recipe in half and keep the other half of cake for another time"

peggy lecavalier 103461
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2008

"Since time is of the essance for me, I bought an angel food cake and proceeded with the was very well received even though the season for cranberries have not yet reached its peak.

Peggy colorado springs"

tina.honsvick 64790
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2008

"I will have to try this, it looks beautiful!!!"

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