Easy Lemon Curd Cake Trifle

6 servings
10 min

Our Easy Lemon Curd Cake Trifle Recipe is an easy desserts recipe with angel food cake and lemon curd, great for spring snacks or Easter Treats!

It is just perfect for spring and summer gatherings with friends and family, with its light, refreshing flavors and fun colors!

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This Easy Lemon Curd Cake Trifle Recipe is the perfect accompaniment for the dessert table...and I guarantee that you will want to make this easy, fun dessert throughout the rest of the year too!

When the Easter holiday rolls around each year, my mother, my sisters and I get excited about what we are each going to bring as our contribution to the Easter Dinner potluck.

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You'd think we were having a big family reunion each time we get together to celebrate something! I guess it is like a family reunion, in a way!

We had so many people at my grandfather's 80th birthday celebration in February that we actually had a hard time getting everyone to fit into our family photo.

We had my uncle and his girlfriend come all the way from Denmark to celebrate with us, my great uncle came from his assisted living facility, and my grandfather's long-time best friend in attendance as well. It was fantastic!

As you can probably imagine, we need lots and lots of sweet treats whenever we have a family gathering, in order to keep everyone happy - especially the little kids!

This Lemon Curd Cake Trifle is going to make a great addition to our dessert table this year, what do you think?

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How to Make this Easy Lemon Curd Cake Trifle Dessert

I know that some love to make their own lemon curd, but I am just not that adventurous. Whenever I can successfully employ a shortcut in my recipes, I gladly do so!

You can find jarred lemon curd here on Amazon.

Ingredients you will need to make Lemon Curd Cake Trifle

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You are going to need mini trifle bowls, or mini dessert cups for this Easy Easter Lemon Trifle Dessert Recipe. You can find a wide assortment of trifle and dessert bowls on Amazon!

Directions for how to make Easy Lemon Curd Cake Trifle

First, place the pudding mix and milk into a medium mixing bowl and whisk it briskly for about two minutes, or until smooth.

Once done, refrigerate the pudding mixture for five minutes.

Next you are going to use a bread knife to cut the angel food cake loaf into 12 slices. Cut each slice into small ½" cubes, like so.

Easy Easter Lemon Trifle Dessert Recipe

Now you are going to work on presentation. Start by placing two slices of cubed angel food cake into the bottom of a mini trifle bowl. Top with one large dollop of the pudding and then add a dollop of the lemon curd.

Easy Easter Lemon Trifle Dessert Recipe

I prefer about a tablespoon sized dollop, but you can adjust this according to the size of your trifle bowls and the presentation you are going for.

Easy Easter Lemon Trifle Dessert Recipe

Add the whipped topping right before serving. Repeat in 5 remaining trifle bowls.

This Lemon Curd Cake Dessert Recipe serves 6, but you can easily double or even triple the recipe to create a full sized trifle dish!

For bigger families, I find that full sized desserts are easier to manage.

Substitutions and Variations of Lemon Curd Cake

  • KETO and Diabetic Friendly - Make this easy lemon curd cake with a sugar free pudding and sugar free angel food cake for a lower carb/sugar option. I found this sugar free, keto friendly angel food cake on Amazon! It has about 8 net carbs per serving.
  • White Cake - You can also make this easy trifle recipe with other complimentary cakes, like white cake or vanilla cake!
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Easy Lemon Curd Cake Trifle
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 10 minutes Minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 11 oz angel food cake one loaf
  • 3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding the small package
  • 2 cups milk
  • 10 oz lemon curd
  • whipped topping

Place pudding and milk into a mixing bowl and whisk for 2 minutes or until smooth.
Refrigerate for 5 minutes.
Use a bread knife to cut angel food cake loaf into 12 slices. Cut each slice into small, ½" cubes.
Place 2 slices of cubed cake into the bottom of a mini trifle bowl.
Top with one large dollop of pudding and a dollop of lemon curd.
Add whipped topping before serving. Repeat in 5 remaining trifle bowls.
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