Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle

I knew this dessert could go one of two ways. The idea of eggnog and gingerbread together to me sounded amazing but often things that sound good in my head don’t always taste as good in reality. It could either be a waste of ingredients or a brillant recipe. It was the latter. Gingerbread cake layered with creamy eggnog and vanilla pudding and fresh whipped cream. Festive, Unique, and Yummy.

I’m not going to lie, the eggnog flavor is very distinct. BUT I like eggnog, so I loved it. ‘Tis the season…

Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle


  • 1 (14.5 ounce) package gingerbread cake mix (my grocery store was out so I used the gingerbread base of these bars which is a little firmer than cake but worked)
  • 3 cups eggnog
  • 1 (5.1 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries (or any red fruit)
  • gingersnap cookie crumbs (optional)


  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.
  5. Sprinkle the top with the raspberries and cookie crumbs before serving. Makes around 10 cups of dessert so make sure your trifle bowl can hold that much.


Source: adapted from Allrecipes

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Christy is the voice behind The Girl Who Who Ate Everything! She is no stranger to making meals that kids and adults will love. She grew up in Mesa, Arizona as the youngest of ten kids. She can always be found in her kitchen with music playing and cooking with her kids. She published her first cookbook in 2014. She loves party food that gets the conversations going!

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  1. Christy – I thought for sure I had my Christmas Eve menu all planned out until I saw this! My husband would go nuts for this since it has eggnog in it…what a delicious dessert! I think you’ve convinced me to make it this weekend.

  2. oh wow this is beautiful. I do not love eggnog but all my family does. who knows maybe this will win me over to the eggnog team. Glad you posted I was still searching for the perfect dessert for this weekend.

  3. Beautiful!!!!! This sounds wonderul. I think I know what I’m making for dessert on Christmas!

  4. Trifles always make for such a gorgeous presentation… and I LOVE the sound of combining eggnog & gingerbread. Delicious!

  5. Trifles are so nice looking, and I think the flavor combo sounds great!!

  6. Trifles are so nice looking, and I think the flavor combo sounds great!!

  7. Amazing recipe!! This looks awesome. Festive too!

  8. Looks stunning!

  9. I just made this too, and loved it! Your pics are beautiful!


  10. It was delicious! I especially loved the fresh raspberries on top, thank you!

  11. This looks really amazing, I love eggnog, thanks for the recipe(:

  12. Our dinner menu is already set but I might make this for Sunday dessert… my kids would love this. What a lovely and unique dessert!

  13. I made this for Christmas dessert and it was fantastic!!!!


  14. I love eggnog AND gingerbread, I bet I’d looooove this! Looks fantastic, perfect for Christmas! Or, just a random Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Thanks for a great Christmas Eggnog recipe
    Christmas Eggnog Recipes

  16. This looks amazing and I can’t wait to make this. I think it would be delicious as well with a lemon custard instead of the eggnog layer. I always make a lemon sauce to spoon over gingerbread and topped with whipped cream!

  17. Love this trifle. Thank you