A Delicious Trifle

Recipe of the Week
By Dina Samaha
Staff Member- Onislam.net

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A trifle is a very delicious dessert. Sweet, creamy, with the added fruit and sponge-cake, it is an ideal dessert after a heavy meal. And if you like fruits, jelly and custard in your dessert, trifles will accommodate it.

The best thing about trifle is that it’s easy to make. It doesn’t need you to be professional chef, in all cases this dessert can be made successfully without any previous experience.

While there are many different trifle recipes, most trifles conform to the basic structure of sponge cake, jelly, fruit, custard, whipped cream and, optionally, grated chocolate.

Trifles are served in glass bowls to display the colorful layers that make up this dessert.


  • A packet of a sponge cake cut into slices to fit the bowl you are using for your trifle
  • 1 packet of raspberry or strawberry jelly. Already prepared and set
  • Fruit –fresh strawberries and bananas
  • 500 ml custard
  • 250 ml cream


  • Make up your custard according to the packet directions and allow it to cool.
  • Make up the jelly and allow it to cool. Using jelly that is beginning to thicken will protect the sponge from becoming overly soggy.
  • Place a layer of sponge-cake slices so that they cover the base of a large glass bowl.
  • Place a layer of fruit on top of the sponge.
  • Pour your semi-liquid jelly into the bowl so that it soaks the sponge and just submerges the fruit.
  • Place the bowl in the fridge until the jelly has set.
  • Remove from the fridge and add a layer of custard about 3 cm deep.
  • If your bowl is deep enough you can repeat steps to make a double-decker trifle.
  • Whip the cream until it is stiff and spread evenly over the top of your trifle.
  • Decorate with the remains strawberry slices.


  1. You can use any fruits you like.
  2. Prepared time: 60 minutes to make.
  3. 6 servings.


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