Very berry trifle

Very berry trifle

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Cooking time

Ready in 20 mins + chilling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Layers of mascarpone, custard, cherry conserve, mixed berries, Madeira cake and sherry - who doesn't love a trifle?

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
708
protein
7.1g
carbs
59.7g
fat
48.2g
saturates
28.9g
fibre
2g
sugar
51.1g
salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 500g pack frozen mixed berries, we used summer berry mix, defrosted
  • 150g red cherry jam
  • 300-350g Madeira cake, cut into roughly 3cm cubes
  • 500ml tub custard
  • 250g tub mascarpone
  • 5 tbsp caster sugar
  • 400ml double cream
  • 3 tbsp sherry
  • berries, grated chocolate or rose petals, to decorate

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Method

  1. Mix the berries and cherry jam together, and spoon into your trifle bowl. Scatter over the Madeira cake and push down a little into the berries.
  2. Put the custard, mascarpone and 3 tbsp sugar in a bowl together and beat until smooth, then dollop all over the trifle. Put the double cream, remaining 2 tbsp sugar and sherry in a bowl and beat until soft peaks form. Cling film both the trifle bowl and cream and chill until ready to serve. You can do this up to 24 hours in advance.
  3. To serve, spoon the sherry cream all over the trifle, then scatter with your favourite decoration.

Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com, December 2012

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Ashhy87's picture
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Really really really delicious dessert, the only thing I avoided is alcohol but it did not make any difference in taste (couldn't tell coz I never had alcohol before). First time I made this for dinner party and everyone loved it especially my hubby who is not dessert person normally. Have made it several times now.

flossydrop's picture
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We all loved this recipe.
I raspberry jam (to save buying another jar) and it was truly lovely.
The mascarpone and custard mixed together is to die for !
My only change next time would perhaps be slightly more jam to help the berries & juices fully soak into the madeira cake.
A great success, my mother in law has just emailed me for the recipe link and my non trifle loving husband even loved it.

lisaga's picture

This trifle was a huge success, everyone wanted 2nd helpings!

iguazu's picture
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Been my first trifle too, my friends just loved at XMas day, and its really easy to make, I certanly will make it again.

sarahlou0605's picture
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This was the first trifle I have ever made and it went down a storm on Christmas Day. I had so many compliments and was asked to make it again for New Year's Eve ! Definitely worth doing and took no time at all to make.

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