Homemade Trifle Recipe:
Homemade trifle is one of those delicious desserts that are so moreish. A homemade trifle is perfect for a family get together like at Christmas but can be for any time of year.
When you have some friends over, why not make a beautiful homemade trifle.
I love making a trifle in the summer. Imagine inviting people over for a bar-b-q and then bringing out this amazing homemade trifle.
MMmmmm doesn’t that sound nice, sitting out in the garden in a nice summers evening and munching away at a gorgeous homemade trifle.
And of course at the end of the weather scale, there is something comforting about eating a homemade trifle in the winter.
I love it either way and I am sure you will love this homemade trifle recipe.
I have used a homemade sponge cake, so do check out the recipe for the sponge cake here.
For other delicious desserts check out the desset blogs.
6 – 8 people
- ½ packet Digestive Biscuits
- Sponge Cake x 2
- Tinned or Fresh Fruit x 2
- Jelly x 2
- Custard x 2
- Chocolate Flake x 6
- Double Cream – large
Homemade Trifle – Method & Instructions
Into a freezer bag put some digestive biscuits. Then get a rolling pin and roll over the biscuits, squashing them all into bread crumbs. Put the crumbled biscuits into a container ready to use.
Then take about 3 heaped tablespoons of the crumbled biscuits and put them into a large bowl that you will be making your trifle in.
Cut your sponge cake into little bits about 1 – 2 inch pieces. For the sponge cake recipe, click HERE.
Place a layer of the bits of sponge cake onto the crumbled biscuits.
Now to Make the Jelly for your Homemade Trifle
Make the jelly according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Some people like the powder. I personally use the jelly cubes. So I cut the jelly and put into a jug and add ½ pint of boiling water and stir until dissolved. Once the cubes are dissolved, add ½ pint of cold water.
Put a layer of fruit on top of your sponge cake. Our traditional family recipe for this homemade trifle used tinned mixed fruit. Make sure however you don’t use Ki-wi or Pineapple as this can stop the jelly from setting.
Pour some jelly on top of the sponge cake and fruit, making sure to cover the sponge cake.
Now for the next layer, pour on some custard.
What gives this homemade trifle an amazing texture is a secret ingredient of some chocolate flake sprinkled on top of the custard. Be good now and use the whole flake for each layer and not be tempted to eat it. I knew what you were thinking !!!!
Keep layering your Homemade Trifle
Repeat the whole process again.
Layer with the tasty ingredients: a layer with biscuits, then sponge cake, then fruit, then jelly, then chocolate flake, then custard and then more chocolate flake.
After the second layer, add some more biscuits, then more chocolate flake and then more jelly.
Let that all set.
Now whip up some cream in a deep bowl as it does splash if using an electric whisk. Use double cream or whipping cream. Whisk it up by hand or with an electric whisk.
Put a nice big thick layer of the whipped up cream on the top of your layers.
And of course you have to put plenty of crumbled chocolate flake on the top of the cream to make it look awesome and taste fabulous.
Enjoy making and eating your homemade trifle.