Mix berries with booze and maple syrup. I like black berries, raspberries and blueberries. You can add a touch of cinnamon and ginger if you wish.
Heat milk with lump of butter until butter is just melted. Set aside.
Beat eggs with sugar and vanilla until lighter in color. Add in dry ingredients and then slowly add warm milk mixture. Bake at 350 in 9" pan for 25-30 min until light brown. Let cool. Break into small bite size chunks.
Beat the whipping cream until soft peaks.
To assemble trifle, place cake pieces in to bottom of a dish. A glass dish is best so you can see the layers but any casserole dish is fine.
Spread berry mixture evenly on top of cake pieces. You can stop here and let this set over night. To finish, cover the top of the berries with the whip cream and toasted almonds. Delicious. Chill until served.