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Winter Eggnog Trifle

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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This trifle will fool everyone into thinking it took you hours to make. Layers of eggnog cake, eggnog pudding and tart cranberry sauce give this dessert a pretty presentation and incredible holiday taste. Recipe by Cindy Rahe.
Created Mar 2, 2018
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups eggnog
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 egg whites

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen whole cranberries
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar

  • boxes (serving size each) vanilla flavour instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 3 cups eggnog
  • 3 cups milk

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • Icing sugar for sprinkling


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350° F. Grease 13x9-inch pan; line with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat Cake ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed about 2 minutes or until well combined. Spread in pan; bake about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre of cake comes out clean.
  • 3
    Place pan on cooling rack to cool completely. While cake bakes and cools, make Cranberry Sauce and Pudding.
  • 4
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat Cranberry Sauce ingredients to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce to simmer; cook 5 to 10 minutes or until berries have burst and sauce begins to thicken. Pour sauce into wider bowl to cool. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 5
    In large bowl, beat Pudding ingredients with whisk until combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 6
    Cut completely cooled cake into cubes. Just before assembling trifle, in medium bowl, beat whipping cream and 1 tablespoon icing sugar with electric mixer on high speed to stiff peaks.
  • 7
    In trifle bowl, layer cake cubes, pudding mixture and cranberry sauce; repeat. Top with whipped cream and a generous sprinkling of pomegranate arils. Sprinkle with icing sugar.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    You can assemble this trifle early in the day or even the night before; cover and refrigerate until serving. Or the components for the trifle can be prepared a day or two in advance and assembled the day of.
  • Tip 2
    The aril is simply the seed pod inside a pomegranate. The clear, ruby-coloured fruit surrounds a tiny, crisp seed, and the whole aril is edible.

Nutrition Information

398.2 Calories, 17.7g Total Fat, 54.8g Total Carbs, 51.8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12 to 16 servings
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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