Christmas Trifle

Trifle reminds me of my grandma, who used to make it as an occasional Sunday treat. Christmas time is family time, so this is a new tradition that I am starting for my own family, trifle for Christmas, along with mince pies, Christmas pudding and Panettone. And a spoonful of sweet childhood memories!

Prep: 20 minutes

Serves: 8

Level: Easy

What you will need

  • 500g frozen berries, defrosted
  • 150g strawberry jam
  • 300g pound cake, cubed
  • 500ml custard
  • 250g mascarpone cheese
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 400ml whipping cream

Optional extras:

  • 2 mini Swiss rolls, sliced
  • 1 packet of iced party ring biscuits or decorative biscuits of your choice
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Festive sprinkles

Let’s get assembling!

Prepare the trifle bowl

  1. Line the trifle bowl with the slices of mini Swiss rolls, making sure they are tightly arranged so they stay in place
  2. Arrange the iced party ring biscuits above the Swiss rolls in a circle facing out
  3. Stir together the defrosted berries and strawberry jam, pour the mixture into the bottom of the trifle bowl to hold the Swiss roll and party ring biscuits in place

Assemble the trifle

  1. Pour the custard, mascarpone cheese and caster sugar into a mixing bowl. Beat by hand or with an electric whisk until smooth and creamy
  2. Pour half of the mixture into your trifle bowl, use a spatula to spread it out
  3. Pile the pound cake into the middle of the trifle bowl and pour the remainder of the custard mixture on top, spread it flat
  4. Beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form, pile it into your trifle bowl and use your spatula to create texture on the surface
  5. Sprinkle on the pomegranate seeds and festive sprinkles to decorate