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 Published 2010-Dec-14   Updated 2018-Sep-17

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Trifle Cake)

Fully assembled Trifle

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Trifle is a very simple and versatile dessert which can be made easily for a large crowd with whatever ingredients you have on hand. It is made by layering cake, pudding, custard, cookies, fruits, fruit preserves, nuts, jelly, whipped cream etc. Trifle is usually made in a deep glass dish so that the beauty of all the layers can be seen. The number of layers will depend on the depth of the dish that you are using.

Here is a simple procedure to assemble a trifle. You can use your own creativity to make your own layers.

Recipe For Trifle


  • Pound Cake / Sponge Cake – 1 (cut into slices)
  • Jam - as needed
  • Butterscotch Instant Pudding - 1 pkt
  • Cold Milk - as needed to make the pudding
  • Whipped cream - 1 box (or as needed)
  • Assorted fruits and nuts - as needed (app. 2 cups)


  1. Start by making the pudding according to the package instructions.
  2. Keep all the ingredients (that you want to layer) ready before you begin assembling.
  3. Place the cake slices in the bottom of a dish. You can sprinkle some sugar syrup on the cake slices if you like moist cake.

    Cake Layer

  4. Now put a layer of jam or fruit preserves over the cake. (Lightly heat the jam before applying to loosen it up.)
  5. Pour the prepared pudding over this. (You can also use custard instead.)

    Topped with jam and pudding

  6. Top this with a layer of assorted fruits and nuts. You can use any fruits like grapes, peaches, kiwi, strawberry, raspberry, chikoo etc.
  7. Put a generous amount of whipped cream over this.
  8. Place the assembled trifle in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours so that all the flavours will come together. Overnight refrigeration would be great.
  9. Serve the trifle chilled.

Other Layering Ideas

  • Jelly
  • Granola
  • Oreo
  • Flavoured Yogurt

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Comments (2)

Person   ()
I use a bit of rum to soften the layer of cake...give it a try..tastes great ;) !
Person   ()
Thanks for sharing your tips.

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Comment by renuka memba
    I dont understand that triple, sorry mam, please send easy methods & ingridents but i cooked that sorry mam
Reply :-
    It is a very very simple dessert renuka. You just have to arrange the cake, pudding, fruits and cream in layers.

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