Home Made Trifle Sponges..

I made these trifle sponges yesterday ready for a trifle I was making today.

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.

Trouble is they were so yummy, me and the children ended up eating most of them.

I now have to make them up again! Ha!! No worries, they are quick and easy to make.

Home Made Trifle Sponges:

Make 12 pieces


  • 2 Medium eggs
  • 75g Caster sugar
  • 75g Self raising flour
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extracts
  • 4-5 Tablespoons strawberry conserve
  • Sprinkle with caster sugar


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200c fan.
  2. Grease and line a swiss roll tin.
  3. In a bowl whisk eggs, caster sugar, self-raising flour and vanilla extracts together until thick and creamy.
  4. Pop the mixture into the greased tin and move tin around to make the mixture even.
  5. Bake for around 8-10 minutes.Until nice and light brown.
  6. Place some greaseproof paper out and sprinkle the caster sugar on it. 
  7. Take your cake from the oven and transfer upside down from tin onto the sugar paper.
  8. Remove the greaseproof paper.
  9. Spread around 4-5 tablespoons of strawberry conserve allover the cake.
  10. Roll the cake long ways, until all cake is rolled up and you have a long swiss roll.
  11. Cut whilst warm into slices.
  12. Leave to cool.

Now I am off to make some more!!

Do you like trifles?

Do you like to make your own trifle sponges?

Do you fancy having a go at making these?

If you are looking for trifle ideas why not try one of these recipes:

15 Trifle And Desserts In Glasses Ideas.

Claire Justine
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  1. Irene
    12th April 2021 / 4:13 pm

    Just what l have been looking for, love trifle but no sponges ,these look just the thing for a trifle so I am going to proceed in making one so Thank you Claire for the recipe.

    • 16th April 2021 / 3:51 pm

      Aww, great Irene. I am happy to hear you found what you were looking for 🙂

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