Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Recipe of the Month: Trifle

As Christmas is approaching I am sure you would have started planning and sinking into the Christmassy spirit. Today I’d like to share my version of a simple and quick trifle recipe. Trifle is the most popular Christmas dessert and traditionally made in a clear glass deep bowl in order to enjoy the view of different layers in this recipe. There are different variations and choices to this dessert so I leave it to your imagination to try this recipe.


Sponge Cake - 1

Custard Prepared and Cooled – 1 ½ cup

2 Cans of mixed fruits. Add chopped bananas to the fruits.

Whipped Cream- ½ cup

Brandy / Rum – 1 tblsp or add more if you want that strong flavor (optional)

Strawberry Jam

Serves 6 to 8


Drain some juice of the canned fruit to pour over the cake and add rum or brandy and keep it aside.

Slice the cake and sandwich the slices together with jam and cut into 1” cubes. Layer 1/2 of the cake chunks in the bottom of a trifle bowl.

Sprinkle the drained juice over the cake but don’t soak completely.

Then layer it with fruits.

Pour Custard over it.

And top it with whipped cream.

Depending on the size of the bowl you can decide whether you need a second layer of cake, fruits, custard and cream. I personally prefer a second layer.

Refrigerate it for at least an hour and garnish with fresh fruits.


Instead of canned fruits you can use fresh fruits or frozen fruits or just fresh strawberries.

You can use lady finger (used for Tiramisu) instead of cake.

You can add a layer of crushed macaroons or Amaretti cookies to get that slightly crunchy texture.

Decoration is your choice – you can choose chocolate shavings to toasted nuts

You can also serve this dessert in glasses if you have few guests.

Enjoy making it!!

Images clicked by me


Patsy said...

This is so simple and yet and sure quite yum! Thank you for the idea!

Rachel said...

Thanks Patsy! Enjoy making it!

Manisha Vedpathak said...

Hi Rachel! This is one of my favorite desserts. I do it occasionally and it does taste great with any combination.

Rachel said...

Very true Manisha!