The Classic English Trifle is made with sponge cake or lady fingers, spread with jam and layered with custard, beautifully combined in a glass bowl and topped with whipped cream.
When the trifle became popular, it was created with many variations and numerous names to reflect the variety of ingredients. Trifles can be prepared by using various baked goods, fruits of choice and layers of different flavors of custard. Layering these 3 main ingredients in a tall glass bowl is really what makes a trifle.
Very Berry Triple Berry Trifle came to us as a Martha White® Muffin Mix Challenge recipe contest winner. With inspiration from the classic, the recipe creator streamlined the process by making the cake with a Martha White Muffin Mix. The custard is a combination of cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, instant pudding mix and whipped topping. It’s easy to make, rich and flavorful. Layered with frozen mixed berries, the presentation is impressive and perfect for a special summer dessert.
There are many ways you can create your signature trifle by varying muffin and pudding mix flavors and using compatible fruits. If you like chocolate, try making a chocolate trifle using chocolate chip muffin mix, chocolate pudding and raspberries. The variations are endless.
If you don’t have a trifle bowl you can still make this dessert. Try layering the ingredients in a glass, parfait or a canning jar. Trifles are fun to make and easy for the kids to help put together.