Saturday, July 27, 2013

Mmmm.. Mmmm.. Mmmm. Fruit Trifle.. Cake, Custard, Jelly, Fruits, Syrup and Cream, All in one super yummy and tasty dessert. It is one of the favorite desserts equally enjoyed by both me and my husband. Remember to eat one helping less of your meal to enjoy this dessert as you will for sure want an extra serving. It starts tasting even better on day 2 if any of it is remaining.


Here is the recipe..

Serves - depends on the size you prepare and on how much you serve. it is really hard to judge on this one. That's how good it is. really.

Ingredients :
Sponge Cake or Tea Cake. Made at home or store bought. I used store bought sponge cake.
Custard - Plain or Vanilla flavor. Made at home from scratch or using custard powder or ready made custard. I used ready made vanilla custard.
Jelly - Any flavor, made using package instructions. I made strawberry jelly.
Cream - Whipping cream or spreadable cream. I whipped cream.
Fruits - Any fruit combination of your choice cut into small pieces. Avoid bananas and similar fruits that turn totally mushy. You can also use canned fruit cocktail in syrup. I used canned fruits.
Syrup - Here are various syrups you can use.
1. A simple sugar syrup made by boiling sugar and water.
2. Syrup made by adding boiling water to some jam and making it thin
3. Syrup from canned fruits if using canned fruits.
4. Add sugar to the fresh diced fruits and let them sit in the fridge for a few hours. Use that syrup.

Topping / Garnishing of choice

Method :
1. Keep the cake, custard, jelly, fruits and syrup ready.
2. You can either set the trifle in one big tall serving dish like I did or set as individual servings in smaller tall bowls or glasses.
3. First take the sponge cake and cut it into a slice . Do not cut it too thin.

3. You can place one or many pieces to cover the base of your serving dish. You can keep the brown layer of the sponge cake or discard it.

4. Drizzle or evenly pour the syrup all over the cake. This is done to make the cake moist.

5. Spread half of the custard all over the soaked cake. You can make the layer of custard as thick or as thin as you like.

6. Take the set Jelly and with a spoon beat it up to form small jelly chunks.

7. Spread half the jelly chunks all over the custard layer. You can again make this layer as thick or as think as you like.

8. Next spread the fruits all over the jelly layer. I used canned fruits.

9. Slice the cake again and place it on top of the fruits layer. Press gently but firmly so that all the below layers settle. 

10. Drizzle or pour evenly the syrup on the cake to soak it.

11. Spread the remaining custard all over the cake evenly.

12. Spread the remaining jelly all over the custard layer.

13. Whip cream to soft peaks and spread it all over the jelly layer.

14. This topmost white cream layer is like a canvas. you can decorate it any way you want, I just placed glazed cherries and also use colored sprinkles. You can place any berry or fruit pieces of choice. You can also make pattern with strawberry syrup.

15. Cover and refrigerate to completely set for a minimum of 8-10 hours. 

Enjoy Fruit Trifle.

No matter how well it is set, it is too difficult to cut a perfect slice for serving. It will get messy. Best to serve by removing portions in the presence of guests and family.



  1. Very delicious looking trifle..tempting me.

    1. Thanks Vidya. I can sing praises of it for hours together. :)

  2. This is one of my fav dessert, my friend taught me to do this.

    1. Its yummy Subha.. Tastes better with canned fruits than fresh ones.

  3. Very beautiful & tempting looking trifle.............loved it.

  4. hw can i steal this..luks so rich n delicious..

  5. wow love this thanks 4r detail recipe :)

  6. just yumm its looking perfect :)

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