A delightful twist on the classic banana split, this trifle layers all the favorite flavors of the original dessert in a beautiful, easy-to-serve dish. With layers of moist cake, creamy pudding, fresh fruits, and a sprinkle of chocolate, it’s a perfect treat for any occasion.


  • 1 box of yellow cake mix (plus ingredients listed on the box)
  • 2 boxes of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4-5 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1 can of crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 pint of fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup of chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 cup of chocolate syrup
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish


  1. Prepare the yellow cake mix according to the package instructions. Allow it to cool completely, then cut it into small cubes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the vanilla pudding mix and milk until thickened. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  4. To assemble the trifle, start by layering half of the cake cubes in the bottom of a trifle dish or a large glass bowl.
  5. Top the cake layer with half of the pudding, followed by a layer of sliced bananas, crushed pineapple, and sliced strawberries.
  6. Repeat the layers with the remaining cake, pudding, and fruits.
  7. Finish the trifle with a layer of whipped cream, chopped nuts (if using), a drizzle of chocolate syrup, and maraschino cherries.
  8. Refrigerate the trifle for at least an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 350
  • Total Fat: 15g
    • Saturated Fat: 7g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 50g
    • Dietary Fiber: 3g
    • Sugars: 30g
  • Protein: 5g

(Note: Nutrition information is approximate and may vary depending on ingredients used.)