4 Layer Gluten Free Trifle Recipe

star rating icon star rating icon star rating icon star rating icon star rating icon
Average Rating: 4.5 | Rated By: 2 users

Traditionally trifle is a dessert made up of layers of creams, cakes and fruits. This gluten-free trifle is made with plenty of berries, a chocolate layer, light cream and a delicious pecan crumble. This trifle dessert is always a big hit at any dinner party


  • For the chocolate pudding ~ ¼ cup tapioca starch • 3 cups milk • ¼ cup pure cocoa powder • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • For the pecan layer ~ 2 cups raw pecans • ¼ cup agave nectar • 1/4 cup dark rum or (Kids option 1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract) + 1 Tbsp. GF buckwheat flour
  • For the cream layer ~ 1 cup fresh whipping cream • 3 cups GF strawberry yogurt
  • For the fruit ~ 2 cups fresh raspberries • 2 cups fresh blueberries • 4 mandarin oranges (or kiwis), sliced • Fresh mint for garnish
  • Instructions

  • For the chocolate pudding ~ Combine tapioca and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan. Slowly whisk in the coconut milk so that lumps don’t form. Place over medium-low heat and keep stirring as it cooks and starts to thicken. Remove from the heat add maple syrup and vanilla
  • For the pecan layer ~ Preheat oven to 375 F. Place the pecan layer ingredients into a food processor and blend until grainy. Sprinkle pecan mix on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 8 minutes. Cool and break down into a crumble
  • For the cream layer ~ whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Add yogurt and gently stir until well combined
  • Using a trifle bowl, arrange half the mandarin oranges on the bottom of the bowl. Add half the chocolate pudding, half the blueberries, half the pecan crumble and half the raspberries then repeat layers again. Finish with cream and garnish with some berries and mint.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight before serving

  • Leave a Comment

    No comments yet.

    Add a Rating

    Similar Recipes

    Gluten Free Apricot Almond Ginger Cake

    Gluten Free Apricot Almond Ginger Cake

    When apricots are in season, you should try this delicious gluten free apricot almond ginger cake. It is one of those desserts that is easy to make and tastes heavenly. This dessert is ideal for those that follow an egg free and dairy free diet. Apricots are rich in beta-carotene and fiber making this dessert a healthier option   Read More

    Prep Time icon Prep Time 20 Minutes
    Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
    Cook Time icon Cook Time 45 Minutes
    Serves icon Serves 8
    Gluten Free Berry Shortcake

    Gluten Free Berry Shortcake

    This is decadent explosively delicious berry shortcake and will impress your family and friends every time. The moist cake is loaded with berries and is smothered with an amazing sour cream frosting. You would never know that this cake is gluten-free, egg-free and almost paleo. This recipe is a sure winner! Read More

    Prep Time icon Prep Time 20 Minutes
    Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
    Cook Time icon Cook Time 50 Minutes
    Serves icon Serves 8 - 10
    Gluten-Free Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Gluten-Free Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Sometimes we should indulge in something this yummy especially on festive occasions. Mousse cakes are always popular because of their smooth texture and delectable flavour, just add some frozen grapes as garnish.   Read More

    Prep Time icon Prep Time 20 Minutes
    Cook Time icon Cook Time 15 Minutes