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Love Me Some Trifle

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: cake, custard, jelly, sponge, trifle
Author: RGK/FootprintTheWorld


  • Vanilla sponge cake - check out my blog post for recipe or boxed yellow cake
  • Custard - Follow recipe on box recommend Birds brand (keep it drizzle consistency). Make sure you cover the custard while doing the rest of the preparations otherwise a skin will form on top
  • Jelly - Follow recipe on box strawberry and raspberry
  • Fruits - strawberries/bananas/berries/canned mandarin oranges/ kiwi If using bananas make sure you eat it within 24 hrs..as bananas get soggy
  • Softened cool whip or make fresh cream
  • 3 tbsp of cream sherry optional


Layering Of Trifle

  • Lay slices of cake at the bottom of the dish
  • Drizzle the cake with sherry (make sure u don't put too much)
  • Can decorate side of the dish with fruits
  • Pour the custard on top of the cake (make sure it is cool)
  • Layer with fruits of choice and then jelly and repeat the layers all over again
  • End with cool whip/ fresh cream and fruits for decoration
  • Can make miniature ones or in a big glass bowl. The beauty of this dessert is to be able to see the layers.