Cranberry Trifle

Cranberry Trifle

I’ve given you a couple of cranberry recipes this week, and I thought I would follow with a dessert. This gluten-free cranberry trifle combines cranberry and orange with yellow cake.  It looks nice in a trifle bowl or other clear serving bowl.

Cranberry Trifle
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 small package instant vanilla pudding
  • 3-4 cups torn yellow cake
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 16 ounces whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 small cans mandarin oranges, drained
  • Whipped cream or cool whip
  1. Prepare the pudding according to the package instructions and chill.
  2. Place half the cake pieces in a large serving bowl.
  3. Sprinkle with half the orange juice.
  4. Top with half the cranberry sauce, oranges, and pudding.
  5. Repeat cake, juice, cranberry sauce, oranges and pudding.
  6. Chill for several hours.
  7. Top with whipped cream or cool whip before serving.

More Dessert Recipes

For more great recipes and ideas visit Blessed With Grace’s Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

Stop by The Happy Housewife to see more desserts as part of the Bloggy Progressive Dinner.

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information.


  1. The Happy Housewife says

    sounds yummy! Arden’s favorite dessert is trifle so we make it at her request frequently!

  2. Jerri - Simply Sweet Home says

    Lovely recipe. It’s so interesting to see all the different things that people are making this Christmas!

  3. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says

    This sounds wonderful, not so heavy as some Christmas desserts. I would love to make this. Thanks for sharing and linking up. Merry Christmas.

If you have a question about a recipe (especially substitutions and nutritional information), please read my FAQ page before asking the question in a comment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Rate this recipe: