Best Easter Trifle Recipe (Cadbury Egg Dessert) + Video

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This Easter Trifle, inspired by the Cadbury Cream Egg, is the ultimate Easter dessert. A simple 5-ingredient recipe that is ready in just 10 minutes — it doesn’t get much better than that! This is a must for your Easter celebration! 

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I can’t even begin to count all my Easter dessert favorites, but Easter Crockpot Candy and Best Ever Carrot Cake certainly top the list!

It’s the perfect dessert for a treat after Easter dinner, and one of my favorite things to eat. It’s so much fun to make – and easy to whip up at the last minute!

The flavor combination of each layer makes this one of these Easter trifle recipes that you’ll never ever forget! 

Easter Trifle

My “Ode to the Cadbury Egg Trifle” — this is one that I knocked out of the park! 

A fabulous dessert that you are not going to want to share, this Easter trifle requires a mere 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of your time.

With flavors and textures inspired by everyone’s favorite Cadbury Cream Egg, plus some festive sprinkles on top, this is the best Easter trifle dessert out there.

Don’t forget to have some festive rice krispie treats and Bunny Bait ready for the kids (and adults too)!

How To Make Cadbury Cream Egg Trifle

Start with a base layer of crushed Oreo cookies in each trifle dish. Use the Spring version for an extra pop of color!

Creating my own homemade marshmallow fluff proved to be fabulously rewarding.  All I did was add a little water to the mini marshmallows and microwaved them.  

Viola, marshmallow fluff!  

On top of that, I added vanilla pudding (which, luckily, is yellow). Then, a layer of chocolate and more marshmallow fluff. Tada!

Helpful Tips and Tricks

  • Use the right pudding. Be sure to grab a box of Instant pudding, which sets quickly and doesn’t need to be cooked.
  • Milk chocolate is best. And because this best Easter trifle dessert recipe is so simple, be sure to use high quality chocolate! The flavor really makes a difference.
  • Want some extra color? Add a few drops of yellow food coloring to your marshmallow, then whip. 
  • Add toppings! A sprinkle of pastel confetti sprinkles and a mini Cadbury creme egg adds a festive touch to each Easter trifle.

Don’t forget that you can create a stunning presentation and change up this beautiful Easter dessert.

You can also make this in a big trifle bowl or individual serving – your choice. 

The top of the trifle leaves a blank space for fun candy eggs, edible Easter grass, fresh fruit, different colors of Easter jelly beans, fudge sauce, a few cups of whipped topping, or even more crushed Oreo layers. 

I think that this Happy Easter cake is so much better than any store-bought cake!

In my opinion, this easy Easter trifle is the best way to add a fun look and flavor to the dessert table this time of year.

The recipe card below shows how simple the steps are to make a sweet treat for special occasions and holidays! 

Best East Trifle Dessert FAQ

What is the filling in a Cadbury Cream Egg? 

The chocolate shells are filled with fondant, which is dyed to look like the inside of an egg.

Basically, Cadbury creme filling is extra gooey sugar!

Can I make this Easter trifle ahead of time? 

It is possible, yes. Just keep in mind that the crushed Oreo layer at the bottom will likely become soggy.

This Easter trifle comes together so quickly, that it’s best to make it fresh. However, you could prep the cookie and pudding layers in advance, then make the marshmallow fluff just before assembling.

How do I make this in individual servings?

To make this layered dessert in serving size, you just need a fun individual cup or separate bowls! You can then create the perfect trifle and easy Easter desserts for all your family and friends. 

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Best Easter Trifle Recipe (Cadbury Egg Dessert) + Video

Donna Elick
Easter Trifle is the ultimate Easter dessert. Inspired by Cadbury Creme Eggs, this simple 5-ingredient recipe is ready in just 10 minutes!
5 stars from 2 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Microwave
Servings 4


  • 12 Oreo Cookies, I used Spring variety
  • 4 cups marshmallows, about 2/3 of a 16-ounce bag
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3.4 ounce box French vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate, chopped


  • Pour marshmallows into a large microwave-safe bowl, drizzle water over top. Microwave for 1 minute. Remove and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl combine pudding mix and milk. Beat with a whisk for 2 minutes. Place in refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Chop Oreo’s and add to the bottom of four trifle dishes. Chop the chocolate and set aside. Add about ¼ cup marshmallow to trifle, over top of Oreo’s. Top marshmallow with pudding.
  • Add about ½ cup per dish. Sprinkle with chopped chocolate and finish with a dollop of marshmallow.


Donna’s Notes

If you would like some extra color, add a few drops of yellow food coloring to your marshmallow and whip. Then top trifle with yellow marshmallow.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 786cal | Carbohydrates: 140g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 406mg | Sugar: 105g | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 6mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally Published March 2013, Updated and republished February 2024

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  1. I just don't know which one I would make first! I am with you on the 'thing' I have a lemon thing right now that is probably because I overbought lemons and still have so many! Yum!

  2. For your Cadbury trifle, what kind of chocolate did you add? Also, I guessing you used easter Oreos? Thanks and I love your blog!

  3. For your Cadbury Trifle, what kind of chocolate did you add? Also, I'm guessing you used Easter Oreos? Thanks and I love your blog!

    1. I did use the Easter Oreos, but any would be perfect. I chose semisweet chocolate because I had that on hand. Hope that helps.

  4. I really loved the Easter Egg Trifle, but then I made the mistake of scrolling down and seeing the mint one. THAT one is going on my 'to make' list. Thank you for the cute Easter ideas!

  5. These ALL look good, but especially the Cadbury eggs!! Pinning this to try some of these trifles, thanks for sharing! I found your site through the Pin Me Link Party. New follower!

  6. This is amazing. A childhood favorite with a much more adult spin. Although I'm sure my three-year-old would eat this happily.

  7. Wow! How far in advance do you think I could make these beauties? I'm having a big group for Easter dinner. Thanks!

    1. The marshmallow sits on the cookies and separates the pudding so you could make these several days ahead. Just remember that the marshmallow will harden in the fridge so you will want to allow it 30 minutes on the counter to soften a bit. Enjoy!

  8. will this recipe fit into one average size trifle dish? (I'm new to trifles but this looks far to good not to try!!)

  9. This may be really good, but it is not a trifle, in the same way that not every recipe that has spaghetti noodles in is Italian.

  10. These all look great! It looks like you made individual trifles. Where do you buy the individual trifle bowls?

  11. I saw this and HAD to make it – but I had a problem… I wanted to make a full-size trifle. DEFINITELY use mini marshmallows – the regular size were too difficult to melt.

    Here's what I used:
    1st layer (bottom): 1 entire package of Spring Oreos (chopped as in video)
    2nd layer: 7c. marshmallows + 1/4c. water (melt in microwave, let cool slightly before adding)
    3rd layer: one prepared and chilled 5.1 oz. box of vanilla pudding

    4th layer: 1/2 package of chopped Spring Oreos
    5th layer: 2.5c. marshmallow + 1/4c. water (melt in microwave as before & let cool slightly) ***SAVE SOME MARSHMALLOW and Vanilla pudding FOR THE "EGG" on top***
    6th layer: 1 prepared and chilled 3.4 oz. box of vanilla pudding.
    Top with 1 chopped Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate bar, made the "egg" out of leftover marshmallow and pudding, added 1 Cadbury egg (the egg had the top 1/3 cut off), and I added spring-colored sprinkles to the "egg".

    Shopping List:
    2 packages oreos
    one 5.1oz box and one 3.4oz box of vanilla pudding
    2 bags mini marshmallows

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  13. 5 stars
    Cadbury Creme Eggs are my favorite part of easter, I had to try making these when I saw it. It was SO GOOD! I’ll be making this every easter.

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