Peppermint Bark Trifle

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 14, 2023
We're always looking for those showstopping desserts, especially during the holidays. This one is very impressive, but couldn't be easier to make. No one will ever know it's made with a store-bought angel food cake. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
Peppermint Bark Trifle Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies
  • 1-1/2 pounds Swirled Peppermint Bark


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, milk and extract until smooth. Fold in whipped cream; set aside.
  2. Place a third of the cake in a 3- or 4-qt. trifle dish or serving bowl. Top with a third of each of the cream cheese mixture, crushed peppermint and peppermint bark. Repeat layers twice; garnish with additional bark. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 426 calories, 35g fat (22g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 279mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.