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  • Serves 8
  • 30 mins prep
  • 3 hours marinate

Cheat's strawberry and cream trifle with custard

Cheat's strawberry and cream trifle with custard

No hard work is required to whip up this trifle recipe! By using just a few simple store-bought ingredients, you can be enjoying this summer trifle for dessert in no time. It's perfect for entertaining


  • 2 store-bought, jam-filled Swiss rolls (around 250g each)
  • 4 1/2 tbsp sherry (or fruit juice)
  • 1 can berries in juice (eg boysenberries)
  • 3 punnets strawberries, washed, hulled and halved or quartered, plus extra to decorate
  • 500 ml store-bought custard
  • 300 ml cream, whipped


  1. Slice Swiss rolls into 1cm slices. Line bottom third (including sides) of trifle bowl with a third Swiss roll slices, then drizzle with 1½ Tbsp sherry or fruit juice.
  2. Add third of berries with some of the juice, third of strawberries, third of custard and third of cream
  3. Repeat layers twice more, starting with Swiss rolls and finishing with whipped cream.
  4. Decorate trifle with a few extra strawberries and chill for 3-4 hours or overnight.
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