Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle Recipe -
Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle Recipe
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Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle

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"Combining two of the holiday season's best flavors, this dessert is easy to make and a crowd pleaser! If you are feeling fancy, you can pipe your top layer of whipped cream on the trifle. Since I normally travel with this dessert and put a lid on it, I just spread a nice thick layer on top and then sprinkle with some chopped dried cranberries and crumbled gingerbread cookies."

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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    8 hrs 50 mins


  1. Prepare gingerbread cake mix and bake according to package directions (any size pan). Cool completely.
  2. Place the pudding mix in a large bowl. Pour in the eggnog and whisk for about 2 minutes. Refrigerate pudding until the gingerbread cake is cool and you are ready to assemble the trifle.
  3. In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in sugar and vanilla until peaks form.
  4. Crumble 1/2 of the gingerbread into the bottom of a trifle bowl or a large glass bowl. Spread 1/2 of the eggnog pudding over the gingerbread, then spread 1/2 of the whipped cream on top of the pudding. Repeat the layers with the remaining gingerbread, pudding, and whipped cream. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. Sprinkle the top with the cranberries and cookie crumbs before serving.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can use already made whipped cream, but I prefer to flavor my whipped cream myself. You can substitute bourbon for the vanilla extract in the whipped cream if you like.
  • If you use low-fat eggnog for the pudding, your pudding will be loose.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 28, 2009

I made this for Christmas dinner; it was fantastic! I modified by doubling pudding mixture, and adding nutmeg and cinammon to the whip cream. Also, I couldn't find a gingerbread cake mix so I used a spice cake, and added ground ginger and molasses to it and it tasted just like gingerbread. I also made a praline and crumbled it-anyone that wanted it added some on top of thier trifle. Don't add it before or it won't be crunchy! It was a great addition with a bit of crunch. Definitely will make this one again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 27, 2011

I was really excited to make this for Christmas dinner. It was good, but not great. In fact, it was barely touched :(

Dec 26, 2009

I am not great with guessing volume - so I measured. For presentation this recipe requires a 10 cup bowl to fill to the brim.

Jan 05, 2011

I used light eggnog and Cool Whip for this and we absolutely loved it! I also garnished this with a row of gingersnap cookies around the edge right before serving. It looked really pretty, plus it was delicious.

Dec 28, 2010

AMAZING!!!!! I followed others suggestions and I added molasses and ginger to a spice cake mix and then I added cinnamon and nutmeg to the whipped cream. So very, very good and so perfect for the holidays. It may be my new go to dish!

Dec 30, 2009

This was good but the eggnog was a little overpowering. I think next time I make it I will use half eggnog and half milk for the pudding.

Dec 21, 2009

Ginger bread lovers get ready for a great treat. Made a trial run this morning. Will serve this New Years Eve. Deffinately try this.

Dec 23, 2009

This is REALLY very, very tasty. I brought an empty bowl home from the company Christmas party. I love the eggnog pudding, and next time I might double the pudding part because it was so good.


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  • Calories
  • 269 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 270 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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