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Eggnog Trifle

This classic Christmas dessert is too delicious to have just once a year. So our family serves it for birthdays…and whatever other occasion we can think of! —Cynthia Butt, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 3/4 cup cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups eggnog
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped, divided
  • 1 loaf-shaped angel food cake (10-1/2 ounces) or sponge cake
  • 1 cup raspberry jam or preserves
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maraschino cherry halves


  • In a bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix until blended. Gradually add eggnog; mix well. Fold in extract and 1 cup whipped cream; set aside.
  • Cut cake into 1/2-in. slices; place a fourth in a 2-qt. serving bowl. Top with 1/3 cup jam. Spoon 1 cup of eggnog mixture over all. Repeat twice. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Fold sugar and vanilla into remaining whipped cream; spoon on top of trifle. Garnish with cherries.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 379 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 329mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • dschultz01
    Dec 26, 2017

    I like eggnog, but didn't care a lot for this. A little too sweet for me.

  • AliceFarrell
    Oct 23, 2012

    This recipe is delicious. I added some fresh whole raspberries instead of the cherries, and some crushed ginger snap cookies on the top for a little crunch.

  • a.chuckrey
    Dec 29, 2011

    Everyone loved this! I made this for Christmas dinner and it was delicious! Numerous people asked for seconds.

  • mep52
    Dec 29, 2011

    I'm not an egg nog fan but, I made this for Christmas and believe me, THIS is the way for me to enjoy egg nog. 5 STARS.

  • lchickie
    Dec 26, 2011

    I served this to my guests and most of it went down the disposal. Nobody liked this, especially the jam in this trifle. Not a good choice. Skip this one.

  • ruthieQ209
    Nov 23, 2011

    I have been making this for 3 years now and every time I take it anywhere the bowl comes home empty. I always have it!

  • dinkum
    Dec 25, 2010

    This trifle is just Delish in every way, the flavour of the eggnog is right through. Unfortunetly, we only get eggnog at Christmas time in Australia, but it will be worth waiting, to make it again next year

  • barb11g
    Dec 17, 2010

    you can eat it with your eyes first your taste buds second and third it was wonderfull even the second time. Good good job. Wonderful recipe.