Festive Inspired Trifle

Course Dessert
Keyword cake, Christmas, dessert, Trifle
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 515kcal


  • 135 g pack raspberry jelly
  • 300 ml mulled wine
  • 100 g Madeira cake sliced
  • 50 g custard powder
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 600 ml milk
  • 100 g California Walnuts
  • 300 ml whipping cream
  • Sprinkles to decorate


  • Cut the jelly into cubes and place in a large jug. Heat the mulled wine to just below boiling and pour over the jelly, stir to dissolve and top up with water to give 500ml.
  • Place the cake slices in the base of a 1.2 litre trifle dish and pour over the jelly, chill until set.
  • Meanwhile, place the custard powder, 50g sugar and nutmeg in a saucepan and blend in the milk, bring to the boil, stirring continuously until thickened. Chop half the walnuts and add to the custard. Transfer to a bowl, cover the surface with clingfilm and allow to cool.
  • Meanwhile, place 50g sugar in a small saucepan with 50ml water, bring to the boil then add remaining walnuts, cook for 2 minutes. Place the remaining sugar on a plate. Using 2 forks remove the walnuts from the syrup and toss in the sugar, allow to cool.
  • When the jelly is set, spread over the custard. Whisk the cream to soft peaks and spoon over the custard.
  • Sprinkle over the sugared walnuts and sprinkles to serve.


Serving: 1217g | Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 7.2g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Fibre: 1.1g | Sugar: 45g


Cooks tip 
Try different flavours of jelly and serve with a sparkler for really festive fun.
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