Festive Berry Trifle Dessert

December  2, 2012
0 Ratings
  • Serves 6-8
Author Notes

Not too fussy to make but delicious. The trifle is even better the next day. Adjust the booze and berries to your taste. —reahpeah

What You'll Need
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • lump Butter
  • 3 cups Berries
  • 2 tablespoons Maple syrup
  • splash Booze (rum, brandy, etc)
  • 1 cup Whipping cream
  • 3-4 tablespoons Slivered almonds, toasted
  1. 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.
  2. Heat milk with lump of butter until butter is just melted. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Beat the whipping cream until soft peaks.
  5. 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.

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reahpeah December 28, 2012
I made this for our family dinner. In between fruit and whipped cream, I added an additional layer: beat 1pkg cream cheese with cream, few t of sugar, vanilla and 1/2 cup stewed blueberries. Spread over fruit and top with whipped cream. Can sprinkle with Skor bites for bit of extra crunch.