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Individual Cranberry Trifles

If you don't have enough individual parfaits, you can make this dessert in a trifle bowl. Either way, it's sure to bring you rave reviews. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    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 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 zest
  • Fresh cranberries or mint, optional


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

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  • justgram
    Sep 2, 2013

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

  • peggy lecavalier
    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
    Sep 17, 2008

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