Trifle Recipe


Embark on a journey of sheer indulgence with our Classic Trifle, a dessert that effortlessly marries elegance and comfort in a single, delightful bowl. This iconic British creation is a symphony of textures and flavors, artfully layered to create a visually stunning and palate-pleasing experience.

Start with a foundation of delicate sponge cake or ladyfingers, soaked in a luscious bath of sherry or fruit juices, infusing each bite with a hint of sweetness. As you delve into the trifle, encounter a velvety stratum of rich custard, bringing a luxurious creaminess that balances the sweetness of the cake.


Trifle Recipe

Whether served at a grand celebration or a cozy family gathering, our Classic Trifle invites moments of shared joy. Pass the bowl around, and let each guest savor the harmonious blend of textures and tastes, creating memories around a dessert that transcends generations. The Classic Trifle: where each layer tells a story, and every bite is a celebration of decadence.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling time 2 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 8
Calories 3 kcal


  • Trifle bowl or a clear glass bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Mixing bowls
  • Sharp knife for slicing fruits
  • Trifle spoon or a large serving spoon


For the Sponge Layer:

  • 1 sponge cake or ladyfingers
  • 1/2 cup sherry or fruit juice such as orange juice

For the Custard Layer:

  • 2 cups custard homemade or store-bought
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Fruit Layer:

  • 2 cups mixed berries strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
  • 2 kiwis peeled and sliced (or fruit of your choice)
  • 1 cup canned peaches drained and sliced

For the Whipped Cream Layer:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish optional


1. Prepare the Sponge Layer:

  • Cut sponge cake into bite-sized cubes or arrange ladyfingers at the bottom of the trifle bowl.
  • Drizzle sherry or fruit juice over the sponge layer, ensuring even soaking. Set aside.

2. Create the Custard Layer:

  • Prepare custard according to package instructions or use homemade custard.
  • Stir in vanilla extract and pour the custard over the sponge layer, ensuring even coverage. Allow to set slightly.

3. Add the Fruit Layer:

  • Arrange mixed berries, sliced kiwis, and peaches over the custard layer, ensuring even distribution.

4. Whip the Cream:

  • Whip heavy cream and powdered sugar together until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently spread whipped cream over the fruit layer, creating a smooth and airy top.

5. Garnish and Chill:

  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves, if desired, for color and freshness.
  • Refrigerate the trifle for at least 2 hours or overnight to allow flavors to meld and layers to set.

6. Serve:

  • Admire the beautiful layers through the transparent bowl.
  • Using a trifle spoon or a large serving spoon, scoop out portions that capture all the layers in each serving.


Enjoy this classic trifle, a dessert that effortlessly blends textures and flavors for a delightful treat!
Keyword sweet, Trifle
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