Red Berry Trifle Recipe

Get ready for a mouthwatering treat with our Red Berry Trifle recipe! This delightful dessert layers fresh red berries, creamy goodness, and a hint of sweetness. With our easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll create a dessert that’s bursting with flavor and perfect for any occasion. Dive into this scrumptious treat today!

I have a question, Is there anything better than sweet treats??? Don’t get me wrong I love all kinds of food but sweets are the best, are you with me? If yes, today I’m sharing another yummy recipe that I’m sure you are going to love: red berries trifle! Sounds yummy or what?

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A Red Berries Trifle Delight

Once upon a time, in a cozy little kitchen, a heavenly creation was about to take place.

The air was filled with anticipation as the aroma of fresh berries mingled with the sweet scent of homemade Brazilian cream.

Imagine a dessert that combines the vibrant hues of ruby-red strawberries, and succulent raspberries, all nestled between layers of velvety cream and delicate sponge cake. Each spoonful is like a burst of summer captured in a single bite.

Whether you’re hosting a summer soirée, celebrating a special occasion, or simply treating yourself and your family to a little indulgence, this Red Berry Trifle is the perfect choice.

So, gather your apron, grab your mixing bowls, and let’s embark on this delightful culinary adventure together!

But wait, What’s a Trifle?

A trifle is a traditional English dessert that consists of layers of sponge cake or ladyfingers, fruit (often berries), custard or cream, and sometimes jelly or liqueur. These layers are typically repeated to create a visually appealing and delicious dessert.

Trifles are usually served chilled and can be made in a variety of flavors and combinations, making them versatile and customizable. The beauty of a trifle lies in its harmonious blend of textures and flavors, offering a delightful treat for both the eyes and the taste buds.

Front landscape shot of the Red Berry Trifle being very visible each layer

How to make A Red Berry Trifle

This Red Berries Trifle is a perfect dessert or an afternoon treat for the whole family. Easy to make and so flavorful!!! You have to try it ASAP!

This cream I use for the trifle is a Brazilian recipe that is so good and can be used in many desserts. You won’t believe how delicious it tastes and how fast it will disappear.

Hope you love it too!

Ingredients:

Cake

  • Eggs – at room temperature
  • Granulate sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cream of tartar
  • Baking powder

Cream

  • Egg yolk
  • Sweetened Condensed milk
  • Whole milk
  • Cornstarch

Fruit Toppings

  • Fresh raspberries
  • Fresh Strawberries

Tools:

  • Trifle Dish
  • Electric mixer or Stand mixer

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (180 ºC). Adjust the oven rack to the lower middle position.

In a bowl of an electric mixer, beat the eggs, cream of tartar, sugar, and salt for about 3-5 minutes over medium-high speed. It should triple its volume and soft peaks form.

In a medium bowl sift and mix the flour with the baking powder.

Turn off the mixer and then add the flour mixture a few spoonfuls at a time and with a rubber spatula slowly fold in with soft movements until is well combined.

Pour batter into a prepared 8×8 inch pan and bake for about 15 minutes and make sure it is done by inserting a toothpick.

Let it cool on a cooling rack while you are making the cream.

In a medium saucepan, pour the condensed milk and egg yolk and mix.

In the condensed milk can mix the milk and the cornstarch well.

Pour it into the condensed milk and mix until well combined.

Bring to a simmer over low heat while constantly mixing with (a spoon or whisk) to avoid scorching until it’s thickened. It is supposed to be pretty thick.

a saucepan with the mix of condensed milk, milk and cornstarch

Then put it away from heat until it cools completely.

Once the cake and the cream have cooled, cut the cake into small dices.

In a large bowl make a layer of cake pieces. Then add a layer of cream and then cover the cream with a layer of raspberries and strawberries. Ad as much as you like calculating well the layers you are planning on making.

Repeat cake, cream and finish with whole strawberries and raspberries to decorate.

Leave it on the fridge for a couple of hours covered with plastic wrap.

Serve and enjoy!!!

45 degree angle shot of the Red Berry Trifle on the table with green grass in the back

Recipe Tips

  • Enhance the flavors by lightly soaking the sponge cake with a drizzle of fruit juice or a splash of liqueur. This subtle infusion adds moisture and an extra burst of flavor to each heavenly bite.
  • Give your trifle an elegant touch by garnishing it with fresh herbs like mint or basil. Not only do they add a pop of color, but they also provide a subtle herbal note that complements the sweetness of the dessert.
  • Instead of making one large trifle, you can assemble individual portions in clear glass cups or mason jars. This not only creates an appealing presentation but also makes it easier to serve and enjoy without the need for cutting slices.
  • Don’t limit yourself to just a couple of types of berries. Experiment with a combination of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. This mix of flavors and textures will add depth and complexity to your trifle.
  • Enhance the overall freshness of your trifle by adding a touch of citrus zest or a squeeze of lemon juice to the fruit. The citrus notes will provide a delightful tang that complements the sweetness of the berries.
Overhead shot of the Red Berry Trifle

Variations and alternatives

Although I decided to make the cake from scratch, you can always buy the cake ready, plain pound cake, or use cake mix.

Alternatively, you can also use ladyfingers instead of cake but make sure you soak the ladyfinger slightly with milk or fruit juice, and even splash a little bit of your favorite spirit if no child will eat it.

You can use any fruit for this recipe, you can add more different berries of other fruits or replace them altogether with your favorite ones.

Instead of this cream, you can alternatively use your favorite custard, whipped cream,

Front shot of the Red Berry Trifle

Make in Advanced

Trifles taste even better when they have time to rest and allow the flavors to meld together. Prepare your trifle a day in advance and refrigerate it overnight covered with plastic wrap to let all the layers harmonize, resulting in a more cohesive and indulgent dessert experience.

Leftovers, Storing and Freezing

It’s rare to have any of this trifle left on the first day, but if it happens, wrap the bowl in plastic wrap sealing it as much as you can, or transfer it to an airtight container. It will be fresh in the fridge for up to 2 days.

You can make this cake ahead of time and freeze it for up to 3 months but not the assembled cake. The cream and the fruit might not thaw properly together.

You can then assemble the ingredients up to a day before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I substitute the sponge cake with another type of cake?

Of course! While sponge cake is traditional, you can get creative and use other cake varieties like pound cake or angel food cake, even ladyfingers will work wonderfully. Choose a cake that complements the flavors of the berries and adds a delightful texture to your trifle.

How far in advance can I assemble the trifle?

You can assemble the trifle a few hours in advance to let the flavors meld together to up to a day. However, it’s best to wait to add the final layer of whipped cream or garnishes until just before serving to maintain freshness and presentation.

Can I make a trifle in individual servings instead of a large dish?

Absolutely! Making individual servings is a charming way to present your trifle. Simply layer the ingredients in smaller glasses or bowls to create personalized portions that are both visually appealing and easy to serve.

How long does a trifle stay fresh?

A freshly assembled trifle is at its best when consumed within 1-2 days. However, remember that the longer it sits, the softer the cake layers may become. So, enjoy it within a couple of days to savor the optimal texture and flavors.

Can I customize the trifle with additional ingredients?

Absolutely! Feel free to get creative with your Red Berry Trifle. You can add layers of chocolate ganache, raspberry jam, toasted nuts, shredded coconut, or even a drizzle of your favorite liqueur for an extra flavor dimension. Personalize it to your taste and let your imagination run wild!

More Summer Recipes to Try

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🥣 Recipe

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Red Berries Trifle

Camila Rojas
Make a delicious Red Berry Trifle with our easy recipe! Layers of juicy berries, creamy goodness, and a hint of sweetness – pure bliss!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine Traditional
Servings 8 portions

Equipment

  • Trifle Bowl
  • Electric mixer or stand mixer.

Ingredients
  

Cake

  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/3 tsp Baking powder

Cream

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Can of Sweetened Condensed milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp of cornstarch

Fruit Topping

  • 300 g of fresh and washed raspberries
  • 400 g fresh and washed sliced Strawberries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (180 ºC). Adjust the oven rack to the lower middle position.
  • In a stand mixer beat the eggs, cream of tartar, sugar, and salt for about 3-5 minutes. It should triple its volume and soft peaks form.
  • In a medium bowl sift and mix the flour with the baking powder.
  • Turn off the mixer and then add the flour mixture a few spoonfuls at a time and with a silicon spatula slowly fold in with soft movements until is well combined.
  • Pour batter into a prepared 8×8 inch pan and bake for about 15 minutes and make sure it is done by inserting a toothpick.
  • Let it cool on a cooling rack while you are making the cream.
  • In a medium saucepan, pour the condensed milk and egg yolk and mix.
  • In the condensed milk can mix the milk and the cornstarch well.
  • Pour it into the condensed milk and mix until well combined.
  • Bring to a simmer over low heat while constantly mixing with (a spoon or whisk) to avoid scorching until it’s thickened. It is supposed to be pretty thick.
  • Then put it away from heat until it cools completely.
  • Once the cake and the cream have cooled, cut the cake into small dices.
  • In a large clear bowl make a layer of cake pieces. Then add a layer of cream and then cover the cream with the mixed berries. Ad as much as you like calculating well the layers you are planning on making.
  • Repeat cake, cream and finish with whole strawberries and raspberries to decorate.
  • Leave it on the fridge for a couple of hours covered with plastic wrap.
  • Serve and enjoy!!!
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