Banana Pudding Trifle Recipe


So trifles have been quite the hit around here lately, both on Pinterest and at get togethers with friends. I shared this Carrot Cake Trifle a few weeks ago and the Peanut Butter Fudge one is always a hit! And I have to mention the OREO Brownie trifle if you are a huge chocolate fan :)

So, today, I am keeping the trifle dessert trend going. However, I almost didn’t.

This is how it went. III decided to stop by the store on his way home from The Home Depot and asked what I needed.

**Sidebar…have I mentioned we moved the last weekend in March and life has been crazy, because we have also hit the 34 week mark with Sprout…so new house and new baby in a month! Plus a sweet 17 month old who is having a little sleep trouble lately :/ Hope that explains my MIAness.

Back to my story: we were headed to some friends house for Easter, and I had offered to bring dessert. I asked III what he thought I should bring and he said cookies. I wasn’t feeling it, then he mentioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Delicious, but I wasn’t quite up for the task. I suggested banana pudding and he asked why I even asked if I already knew what I wanted to make….sound familiar? Luckily, he is a big fan so it all worked out in the end! In hopes to “fancy up” the banana pudding I presented it trifle style.


There is a sneak peak of the new house in the background (except the countertops and backsplash are about to undergo a change!). Also have a new table and chair project to share with you!

On to the recipe!

Banana Pudding Trifle

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: 10-12 people


  • 1 loaf of pound cake (box or homemade)
  • 2-3 bananas
  • 2 3.4oz boxes of instant banana creme JELLO pudding (4 cups of milk)
  • 16oz of cool whip
  • about 30 Nilla Wafers


  1. Prepare pound cake according to instructions.
  2. While the pound cake is cooking, follow the pudding directions and mix the banana creme pudding. Set aside to chill in the fridge.
  3. After the pound cake has cooled and pudding has set, it's time to layer the trifle.
  4. Crumble part of the pound cake to fill the bottom of the trifle bowl.
  5. Next, pour in half the pudding mixture.
  6. Slice on banana an slide around the edge of the pudding. Throw any extra on top of the pudding layer.
  7. The next layer is half of the cool whip. Then crushed Nilla Wafers.
  8. Repeat the pound cake and pudding layers.
  9. Next, add the Nilla Wafers around the edge and fill in with the other half of the Cool Whip.
  10. Top with a few crushed wafers & refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
  11. Enjoy!
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I really loved this dessert. It was delicious, but not too sweet! If you want to make it a little more “homemade” you can whip your own cream & bake the pound cake from scratch! 



3 thoughts on “Banana Pudding Trifle Recipe”

  • That looks amazing! My husband loves banana pudding (so do I), so I’ll have to try this some time. Congratulations on the new house and baby too! I’m 40 weeks + 3 days pregnant with our first. We moved to a new home in December, when I was around 25 weeks and though it was a huge blessing, it was also a huge task. Can’t imagine doing it at 34 weeks and with a toddler as well!

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