Trifle is a jumble of ingredients thrown together to create a tasty dessert.
To achieve a great tasting trifle your cake should be exceptional, as it is the base of your trifle. I have noticed sieving the flour once before mixing it into the rest of the ingredients creates a different tasting cake, which in turn makes your trifle taste superb! Fresh fruits in trifle always tastes much better but it doesn’t mean you can’t use canned. I’ve used bananas, apples, oranges, canned pineapple, canned mangoes and frozen strawberries.
I have red jelly and custard (mmmmmm who doesn’t love custard) juicing the cake up. On the top I have frozen strawberries laid out on a blanket of white snow, this snow is fluffy and creamy and is none other than WHIPPING CREAM.
- 125g butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cup self rising flour
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- fruits of your choice (fresh, frozen or canned)
- store bought custard
- jelly made per instructions on the packet
- For the cake, sieve the flour at least twice. Beat the butter till light and creamy, add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Fold the flour and milk alternatively into the buttered mixture. Pour into a greased pan and bake in a preheated oven at a 180 degrees. Bake for about 30 minutes or until cooked.
- Slice the fruits needed. Then layer it, spread cake pieces on the bottom, using the juices from the canned fruits pour a little over the cake, then add some custard, jelly and fruits. Repeat the process till everything is used up. Or you could simply assemble as you desire.