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Layered Desserts: Top 30 Layered Cakes, Trifles, Pies, and More

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Bring on the layers! There's nothing that makes us feel like a professional chef than creating our very own dessert masterpiece. And even though layered desserts may look fancy, we've got some tips 'n' tricks for getting a five-star quality sweet without even breaking a sweat. Our collection of Top 30 Layered Desserts will put you on your way to stealing the spotlight with your top-quality dishes!


Frozen Zebra Stack: What a wild week we had during our "Taste of Disney" series and this eye-catching no-bake layered dessert salutes the incredible animals we saw at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Our whimsical Frozen Zebra Stack has layer after layer of tasty textures, and is sure to be the talk of your table.


Layered Brownies: You love Layered Brownies from the bakery. Now bake them at home for a definite layered recipe hit!  This recipe is easy to make, and is made with readily available ingredients at your local grocery store.  Get your milk ready, 'cause you'll want a cold one with this! Bottom's up, y'all!


Coconut Cream Pie Trifle: Need an easy trifle recipe to throw together that'll earn you a load of compliments? Well here's one we really like: try our tropical-tasting Coconut Cream Pie Trifle.


All-American Strawberry Layer Cake: All-American Strawberry Layer Cake is the perfect dessert to serve to your "berry" best company. It's a light, fruity cream cake that's high on taste and short on work.


Seven Layer Cake: Did you look at this title and think, "No way am I going to the trouble of making a cake with seven layers!"? Well, stay with is while we explain that you use a prepared pound cake. Now what do you think? Believe us, this layered dessert recipe is worth a shot!


Black and White Napoleon Pudding: When we first tasted this layered recipe, we were really impressed 'cause we figured it must be really complicated. So, how come it's here? 'Cause it only tastes complicated!  Black and White Napoleon Pudding's got a fancy name, but it's a no-fuss recipe favorite!


Banana Split Bombe: Ready to run down to the ice cream parlor and order up a fruit-filled sundae? Save your energy, 'cause you'll be "bowled over" by the shape this one's in.  Our Banana Split Bombe is a fun version of an all-American Classic.


Peanut Butter Cup Parfaits: What's better than a rich, chocolatey peanut butter cup? Why, a Peanut Butter Cup Parfait, of course! Layers of creamy pudding combine to form this luscious layered dessert that's sure to please.


Chocolate Eclair Cake: Who would dream that it could take just 5 easy ingredients and absolutely no baking to make this luscious, homemade Chocolate Eclair Cake? If you don't try this easy dessert, you're truly missing out.


Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars: Our Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars get their wholesome goodness from rolled oats and that fresh-from-the-berry-patch blueberry taste in every bite. Bake a batch today, and we bet you'll agree.


Candy Bar Brownie Trifle: Got chocolate lovers at home? Well then, stand back when you put this one out...'cause everyone is sure to come running for a taste of this sinfully rich Candy Bar Brownie Trifle. We guarantee you that there will not be a drop left of this layered dessert recipe!


Melt in Your Mouth Tiramisu: Our melt-in-your-mouth version of the popular chilled Italian-style dessert, Tiramisu, is made with ladyfinger cookies that are flavored with instant coffee granules and liqueur, layered in creamy filling and topped off with a dusting of cocoa.


Chocolate Coconut Cookie Parfaits: These parfaits are fancy-sounding and fancy-looking, but they are ooh-so-easy to make. It takes less than 20 minutes to put together this elegant layered dessert! Chocolate Coconut Cookie Parfaits are perfect!


Millionaire's Cake: You don't have to be a millionaire to feel like a million bucks when you serve this decadent recipe for Milliionaire's Cake. It's got layer upon layer of creamy goodness that willl be the hit of dessert time!


Seven Layers of Heaven: This appropriately-named dessert is rich, flaky, and sweet. Cut Seven Layers of Heaven into bars for an easy and heavenly anytime snack or dessert. A 7-layer recipe has never looked so good!


Italian Cream Cake: Bakery-style Italian Cream Cake may be a cake mix recipe, but it ends up with layer upon layer of a to-die-for, from-scratch taste that will make you feel like a star baker.


Chocolate Hazelnut "Torte": Take a no-bake shortcut and build a fancy looking and tasting layered dessert torte from store-bought, frozen pound cake frosted with healthy chocolate hazelnut spread. one has to know how easy it was!


Black & White Cream Pie: All right, we admit it! We have a weakness for anything chocolate. This pie's double-trouble with its creamy white and dark chocolate layers. Black & White Cream Pie is the best of both worlds. You'll love this combination!


Blueberry Parfait: Blueberries are high on the list of super foods! This easy-to-layer parfait has the added benefit of low-fat yogurt and crunchy cinnamon graham crackers. The contrast of flavors and textures makes for a mouthwatering mix in this easy-to-make Blueberry Parfait!


Napoleon Trifle: This recipe was born out of a Test Kitchen disaster and has become one of our best desserts! Our motto is "never give up!" and when our Napoleon pastry broke apart, we turned it into a luscious layered Napoleon Trifle. one has to know, and is it ever easy!


Chocolate Chip Dome: No one will ever be able to guess that this awesome frozen Chocolate Chip Dome dessert gets its homemade taste from a store-bought shortcut.


Coconut Dream Cake: If you're dreaming of a tropical-tasting dessert that's a balmy breeze to bake, enjoy the richness of this to-die-for white Coconut Dream Cake that gets its special touch from real coconut.


Chocolate Banana Loaf: This yummy no-bake dessert can always be "drop-in ready" for you! Whip up our Chocolate Banana Loaf and keep it handy in the freezer for those last minute occasions when you need a layered recipe, and you'll be a hero!


Five Layer Bars: These layered dessert bars have five fantastic layers of fabulous flavor.  Our Five Layer Bars have five flavorful layers of all of your favorite tastes and textures.  Grab a glass of milk, you're gonna need it! See if you can taste each one!


Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bowl: This Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bowl has layer after layer of two of our favorite tastes. Yours too, we'll bet. Well, no matter how much you like it, be sure to start with a small portion 'cause it's soooo rich.


Tropical Layered Rice Pudding: Take your taste buds to a tropical island with our lively Tropical Layered Rice Pudding. The unexpected sweet hint of coconut and bananas adds a fun flair to this comforting layered recipe favorite.


Bananas 'n' Cream Squares: Wow! If you're a banana lover, and you love creamy desserts with crunchy toppings, well, with Bananas 'n' Cream Squares, you've just stumbled across a dream-come-true with layered dessert recipe!


Four-Layer Pecan Pie: Even our Test Kitchen team can't figure out how the layers of our Four-Layer Pecan Pie magically come together...but they do...and the result is a contrast of creamy filling, crunchy pecans, and a flaky refrigerated pie crust.


Chocolate Rainbow Bars: These layered dessert goodies will bring a ray of sunshine to anyone's face. Plus the addition of rainbow sprinkles make them the perfect treat to serve up at a child's birthday party!


Black Forest Ice Cream Cake: Let's see...chocolate cake, ice cream, hot fudge, whipped topping, and cherries all in one delectable dessert. Yep, we've hit the jackpot with Black Forest Ice Cream Cake!


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