Festive Christmas Trifle

Recipe makes two trifles


¾ chocolate sponge cake

8 tablespoons thick vanilla custard

6 strawberries

2 tsp white sugar

½ cup thickened cream

2 tsp icing sugar

1/8 tsp vanilla essence

4 chocolate pieces


  1. Slice 6 strawberries and place them into a plastic bowl.
  2. Sprinkle 2 tsp of sugar on top of strawberries, mix and set aside to macerate.
  3. Measure and add the thickened cream, icing sugar and vanilla essence to a medium bowl. Whisk the cream until it thickens. Set aside.
  4. Using a round cookie cutter or the top of the presentation glass, cut out 4 chocolate sponge cake rounds. Set aside.

To assemble:

  1. Place one chocolate sponge cake round at the bottom of each presentation glass.
  2. Top the cake round with 2 heaped tablespoon of custard.
  3. Place half the strawberries on top of the custard.
  4. Place half the whipped cream on top of the strawberries.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 to create a second layer.
  6. Use liquid from the macerated strawberries and drizzle on top of the cream.
  7. Shave pieces of chocolate and place on the top of the cream to finish off the trifles.
  8. Place in the fridge to set.
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