A trifle is a layered dessert, popular in England, that’s super easy to put together even without a recipe. You can make one large one or individual ones depending on how many people you’re serving but the components typically include cubes of cake, a creamy layer such as pastry cream, lemon curd, or vanilla pudding, whipped cream, a splash of booze, and some sweetened fruit.
- Strawberries, washed and dried
- Angel Food Cake, cubed
- Fresh Strawberry Sauce
- Vanilla Pastry Cream or Lemon Curd
- Sweetened whipped cream, soft peaks
- Strawberry Liqueur (optional)
Stem and cut strawberries in half or quarters depending on size, reserving a few for garnish. Sprinkle strawberries with sugar, add a splash of strawberry liqueur if using, and toss gently to coat.
Lighten the pastry cream or lemon curd by gently folding in some whipped cream.
When ready to assemble, layer dessert components (sauce, cake, pastry cream, strawberries, whipped cream) into a trifle bowl or individual glass cups, ending with strawberries and topping with whipped cream. Garnish with reserved strawberries and serve immediately or refrigerate for up to two hours.