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Traditional Trifle Recipe

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Traditional Trifle Recipe is a wonderfully indulgent dessert. Sweet, creamy, with the added textures of fruit and sponge, with an ideal finish to a meal. And if you want a little extra zing in your trifles happily invite a dash of sherry or a liqueur Traditional Trifle Recipe.

The Traditional Trifle Recipe below is for a traditional trifle.


  • A packet of trifle sponges or a cut into strips of about 3 cm thick, 3 cm wide and of a length to fit the bowl you are using. If you use sponge cake try to find one with a dense consistency to hold better and give a more pleasing texture when soaked in jelly.
  • 1 packet of strawberry jelly.
  • Fruit – traditional choices are peach slices and fresh strawberries/ raspberries.
  • 500 ml custard.
  • 250 ml cream.
  • 250 ml sherry.
  • Almond slivers.
  • Grated chocolate.


  1. Make up your custard according to the instructions and allow it to cool.
  2. Make up the jelly and allow it to cool so that it is just state in one position to set.
  3. Place a layer of  trifle sponges/sponge-cake strips so as to cover the base of glass bowl.
  4. If you are using sherry in your trifle tip half of it over the sponge.
  5. Place a layer of fruit on top of the sponge.
  6. Pour your jelly(semi-liquid) into the bowl so as to soak the sponge and just submerges the fruit.
  7. Place the bowl in the fridge until the jelly has set.
  8. Remove from the fridge and add a layer of custard about 3 cm deep. Repeat the step3-8(in case of large bowl) to
  9. Whip the cream until it’s stiff and spreads evenly over the top of your trifle.
  10. Decorate with almond and grated chocolate.
3 Responses
  1. Raja

    first time after hotel management i prepared something for my family……and yes i dont have any problem in saying that your recipe helped me a lot to impress my parents

  2. Yashi Singh

    first time i prepared a trifle after listening so much about it for my boyfriend and yes he was impressed and our love increased……

  3. Shobhit Rathi

    hey bro i am proud to be your batchmate as your recipe helped me a lot in my kitchen……keep up bringing more blogs like this including such delicious and sexy recipes……. thank you once again

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