Winter Wishes Trifle

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


12 servings

Updated: Apr. 08, 2023
I created this light and fluffy trifle for a dear friend who was looking for a stunning dessert. This recipe hit the mark. —Susan Stetzel, Gainesville, New York


  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces)
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 12 peppermint candies, crushed


  1. Place mixer beaters in a large metal bowl; refrigerate 30 minutes. Cut or tear cake into bite-sized pieces; set aside.
  2. Break white chocolate into smaller pieces; microwave at 70% power, stirring after 45 seconds. Microwave until melted, about 30 seconds more. Stir until smooth. Let stand 5 minutes; stir 1/4 cup heavy cream into white chocolate until smooth.
  3. In the chilled bowl, beat remaining 3-3/4 cups heavy cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold two-thirds of whipped cream into white chocolate. Stir extract into remaining whipped cream.
  4. In a trifle bowl, layer cake and white chocolate mixture, repeating layers. Top with peppermint-flavored whipped cream. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. Sprinkle with crushed candies.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you want a touch of color, add a couple of drops of red food coloring.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 392 calories, 32g fat (20g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.