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decadent fruit trifle

Trifle Recipe

Decadent Trifle Recipe with From-Scratch Sponge Cake and Fruit


For the sponge

  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • ½ cup Caster sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • ½ cup Unsalted butter
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

For the assembly

  • 1 cup Whipped cream
  • 1 cup Chopped fruits of your choice
  • ¼ cup Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice


For the sponge

  1. Put the eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl, and whisk it until it is light, pale, and fluffy.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix in all the remaining ingredients thoroughly.
  3. Now very gently, mix the batter with the whipped egg and sugar mixture, folding just until everything is combined.
  4. Pour this in a greased and lined 9 x 13 cake pan, and bake it in a preheated 350 degree oven for around 15-20 minutes, or until the top turns golden and a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

  5. Let the cake cool completely.

For the assembly

  1. To macerate the fruits, put the chopped fruits into a bowl, and add the sugar and lemon juice. Mix it gently until evenly mixed. Let this sit for five minutes.

  2. Cut the sponge cake into pieces, and put an even layer of the sponge at the bottom of the jar/dish.

  3. Now add some whipped cream and spread it evenly on top of the sponge layer.
  4. Top the cream with a layer of macerated fruits.
  5. Now repeat this same process, one layer of the sponge, macerated fruits, and top it up with some cream.

  6. Let it cool in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving.