Big Fruit Trifle: How To Make

Big Fruit Trifle: Celebrations Not Complete Without One. Hello friends. So how are you today? Trifle anyone?

So what trifle means?

Trifle, in English cuisine, is a dessert made with fruit, a thin layer of sponge fingers soaked in sherry or another fortified wine, and custard.

It can be topped with whipped cream. It also tastes so good!!

Big Fruit Trifle: Celebrations Not Complete Without One

How To Make A Big Fruit Trifle:

Big Fruit Trifle: Celebrations Not Complete Without One. Also, one of me and my husband’s favourite treat has to be a trifle.

We love them here.

So today I am re-sharing this amazing trifle from Rachel’s Organic. This post was first published here on the 30th June 2016.

I am re-sharing because trifles are such a timeless classic recipes that you can make up at any time of the year. Is their any better sweet treat combination; other than cake, fruit, custard and cream?

What about adding some yummy Raspberry Bio Live Yogurt to your trifle!? This recipe is super quick and easy to make. What can go wrong?

Big Fruit Trifle:

Indulge in the ultimate dessert experience with this Big Fruit Trifle. Layers of heavenly goodness, featuring fresh fruits, Rachel’s Low Fat Raspberry Bio Live Yogurt, velvety custard, and fluffy cake, come together in a delicious symphony of flavours and textures.

Satisfy your sweet cravings with this delightful treat today.


  • 3 raspberry Swiss rolls, sliced
  • 800g strawberries, de-stalked and cut into halves, reserve some for decoration
  • 300g raspberries, reserve some for decoration
  • 360g blueberries, reserve some for decoration
  • 1 x 500g fresh vanilla custard
  • 2 x 450g Rachel’s Low Fat Raspberry Bio Live Yogurt
  • 600ml whipping cream
Home Made Trifle Sponges

Or you can make your own trifle sponges: Home Made Trifle Sponges. (see link below).

Big Fruit Trifle: Celebrations Not Complete Without One:

A trifle is a layered dessert typically made with sponge cake or ladyfingers, fruit, custard, and whipped cream. The beauty of a trifle is its versatility, allowing you to customiSe it based on your preferences.

Serves 12-16

Preparation time 20 minutes

How To Make:

  1. Firstly, begin by layering the Swiss roll on the base followed by the fruits, custard and yogurt, repeat the layers until the serving dish is three-quarters full – you really can’t go wrong.
  2. Whip the cream to soft peaks and either pipe or spoon into the dish to finish the trifle layers.
  3. Decorate with scattered fruit and serve immediately.
Big Fruit Trifle: Celebrations Not Complete Without One

Big Fruit Trifle:

Is it better to make a trifle the night before? I think so, it gives it time to set completely.

How far in advance should I make a trifle? A day before works out fine.

What order do you layer a trifle? Firstly, begin by layering the Swiss roll to give it a firm base.

Big Fruit Trifle: Celebrations Not Complete Without One. Recipe and photography by Rachel’s. So what do you think of this Big Fruit Trifle? Do you also fancy making one?

Do you put jelly in trifle yes or no? This recipe is a no jelly trifle but try experimenting. Most of my favourite trifles contain jelly!!

How many days can you keep trifle in the fridge? For best result keep 2-3 days from starting making it.

Do you have to put alcohol in trifle? Trifles are yummy with sherry inside but this is a no sherry trifle.

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Homemade Family Fruit Trifle.

Firstly, more trifle? How about trying our homemade traditional trifle recipe out? This tastes delicious!! Homemade Family Fruit Trifle.

Home Made Trifle Sponges.

Secondly, another idea is to make your own sponges. I made these trifle sponges yesterday ready for a trifle I was making.

I like to buy shop-bought ones when I am in a hurry and make my own when I have more time.  We love trifles, so it is good to mix them up a bit. 

I mostly make them up around Christmas, Easter and birthdays.  Just like my Grandma use too. Passing on a family tradition. Home Made Trifle Sponges.

How To Make A British Berry Trifle.

Last but not least, a quick-to-make pudding with layers of flavour, this uses the best of fine British ingredients. It makes the perfect dessert to serve at a traditional British celebration. Vegetarian. How To Make A British Berry Trifle.

Are Trifle Sponges Gluten-Free?

Most trifle sponges are not so you could try making your own with gluten-free flour or not add the sponges to the recipe.

Why not use some gluten-free cupcakes instead?

Trifle With Alcohol?

Trifle With Alcohol?

This trifle has not got alcohol in it but if you prefer you could add a splash of alcohol to it. Sherry is especially my favourite spirit to add to trifles.

How Long Will Trifle Keep In The Fridge?

This trifle is best made and served straight away. So yummy! But will also last a day or so.

Trifle Without Jelly:

This trifle is slightly different from a tradition trifle as it contains a lot more fruit, no jelly and yogurt.

Trifle Without Alcohol: This trifle does not contain alcohol so it will be suitable for children too.

What Topping’s Can You Put On A Trifle?

Here are some common and delicious toppings you can consider for your trifle:

Fresh Fruits:

Sliced strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, or any other fruit of your choice can add a refreshing and colourful touch, as above.

Shredded Coconut:

Toasted or untoasted shredded coconut can add a tropical flavour and a bit of texture.

Chocolate Shavings or Sprinkles:

Grated chocolate or chocolate sprinkles can enhance the chocolatey layers and add a touch of sweetness. How about Maltesers?


Chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pistachios can provide a delightful crunch to contrast with the soft layers of the trifle.

Caramel Drizzle:

A drizzle of caramel sauce or any biscuit spread melted can add richness and sweetness to the trifle.

Crumbled Cookies:

Crushed cookies or biscuits such as chocolate wafers, shortbread, or crackers can add a layer of texture and flavour.

Fruit Sauce:

Consider adding a fruit sauce or coulis, such as raspberry or mango, for an extra burst of flavour. Or try making your own.


A sprinkling of granola can provide a crunchy element and a wholesome touch.

Lemon or Orange Zest:

Citrus zest can add a burst of citrusy flavour and a fragrant aroma.

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  1. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
    9 May 2020 / 10:53

    This looks amazing! We love trifle too, especially on a nice summer’s day. #MMBC

  2. 9 May 2020 / 10:30

    We LOVE trifle in our house! I love making them for birthdays as well. How long do they keep in the fridge? Who knows? We eat it straight away!!!

  3. ana de jesus
    4 July 2016 / 22:02

    I love fruit trifle as well and yours is practically bursting with deliciousness. What camera do you use?

    • 5 July 2016 / 05:20

      Thanks Ana. This is a guest post so not sure on this photo ..

  4. Hannah Brice
    3 July 2016 / 09:42

    This looks fantastic! I never have trifle because the version I tried years ago has jelly in it and I'm not a fan but i'll give this version a go!

  5. Kara Guppy
    3 July 2016 / 06:37

    Oh my…….this looks amazing. I need to make this!!