Easy Mini Trifles

Easy Mini Trifles: these mini raspberry trifles are easy to make with store bought ingredients and always a hit with guests.
Easy Mini Trifles: these mini raspberry trifles are easy to make with store bought ingredients and always a hit with guests.

I love these mini trifles. I have served them many, many times and they are always a hit with guests.  They are great for a tea party too.

These are super easy to put together because I used all store bought ingredients.  You can put these together quickly and easily and they’re so good.

I love these in raspberry flavour, but you could really use any jam and fresh fruit in them.  Strawberry would be great, and blueberry is a favourite too.

easy trifles with store bought ingredients

This recipe is more of an assembly kind of a recipe, you could of course make the custard and pound cake from scratch, but this version is quick, easy and really, really yummy.

I like to make these mini trifles in a juice glass, or mini parfait, or small mason jar. You can see all the layers through the glass, and they’re the perfect individual serving size.

raspberry pound cake

Yield: 8

Easy Mini Trifles

Easy Mini Trifles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 raspberry or plain pound cake
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • 8 tbsp. raspberry jam
  • 400 g can of Devon custard
  • 236 mL whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • grated chocolate


    1. Assemble the mini trifles in a small juice glass, or mini parfait, or small mason jar. First, cut the pound cake into small cubes, and layer into the bottom of the glass.
    2. Next take some raspberry jam, and warm it up in the microwave to make it more runny. You can also add a tsp. or so of water to the warm jam to make it more runny. Pour about a tbsp. or 2 over the pound cake in each glass.
    3. Add some fresh raspberries as the next layer, but remember to save a few for the top.
    4. The next layer is the devon custard, just spoon some over the raspberries. If you do make it yourself, let it cool before you add it
    5. .Then, whip the cream with some vanilla and sugar, and add as the final layer. Garnish with another raspberry and a little grated chocolate.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 21gProtein: 4g
how to make mini trifles

individual trifles

easy trifle recipe

easy mini trifle recipe

mini trifle recipe

I had these sweet vintage silver teaspoons to serve them with.

individual trifles

easy mini trifle

With easy mini trifles, life really is a party!

You might also like our Caramel Apple Trifle here.

Also check out Mini No-Bake Berry Cheesecakes here.

You might also like our Chocolate Trifle here.


  1. Was at the Tea party last nite at Springvale and thot I would check out the triffles We are going to have a mother and daughter tea party on mother’s day saturday so this is a perfect time to try these and the other recipes you gave us Thansk again Will try to get to Uxbridge to check out Heather’s store too soon

  2. These look delicious! Love the idea of everybody having their own. Looks like a terrific party, facilitated by a terrific host. 😉

  3. I L-O-V-E this! I am hosting Easter and plan on making these mini trifles. This solves the serving issue. Trifles look so pretty when they are made and then, when you start spooning, they start to lose their appeal. This makes each individual portion gorgeous! : ) I shared this recipe on my Friday Favorites post today. Feel free to grab a featured button if you would like it. Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. These look like a perfect idea for a Christmas dessert spread. How far beforehand do you think they could be made. The morning of…, the day before…. I haven’t made trifle before so would greatly appreciate your help. I’m in London ON – love your blog.

  5. Hi Catherine, I’m sure the day before would be fine, just wrap each one with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge. Good luck!

  6. Thank you for your help. I’ve been to Ikea and purchased the glasses and I’m all set. I will do it the day before. Keep up the great ideas.

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