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Australian English Trifle

Marcus's picture
One of my many trifle recipes: Australian English Trifle Recipe, Decorate with whipped cream and flaked chocolate.
  Sponge cake 1 , cut into cubes (10 inch)
  Fruit cocktail 15 1⁄4 Ounce, drained
  Port wine flavored gelatin mix 3 Ounce
  Custard powder 2 Tablespoon
  White sugar 4 Teaspoon
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Place the cake in a glass serving bowl and cover with the canned fruit. Prepare gelatin according to package instructions and pour over fruit and cake.

Combine custard powder and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in milk and cook until thick and creamy. Pour over sponge cake mixture. Chill until set.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Kids
Milk Product
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 125 Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.97 g1.5%

Saturated Fat 0.41 g2.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 20.6 mg6.9%

Sodium 116.7 mg4.9%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g10%

Dietary Fiber 5.9 g23.4%

Sugars 13.7 g

Protein 4 g7.5%

Vitamin A 2.9% Vitamin C 38.4%

Calcium 2.9% Iron 2.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


allesandra's picture
Is trifle the same as tiramisu ?
shantihhh's picture
Not the same but the texture is similiar and both are yummy.. Both are very tasty! Often Trifle is served at Christmas and has a vanilla custard with sherry flavour, ladyfingers, fresh berries, whipped cream, etc.. It is an English dessert. I have added other liquor for some zap. Tiramisu basically includes Mascarpone cheese, raw eggs, sugar, espresso coffee, ladyfingers, liquor and cocoa. Heavy cream is an optional ingredient. The richness and "mouth experience" depends on the quantity of each ingredient, and the care of preparation. It is a prized Italian dessert. I love it! Shanti/Mary-Anne
butterbites's picture
Also, Some trifles can contain a small amount of alcohol such as port or sherry. Just to make it more interesting.
melody53's picture
I made a trifle last night, I put heaps of port into the sponge, is really nice. Just need to make sure the jelly is slightly set so it only soaks into the fruit and not into the sponge! =)
Australian English Trifle Recipe