I got this from my mother. It's as English as you can get. Decorate with whipped cream and flaked chocolate.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the cake in a glass serving bowl and cover with the canned fruit. Prepare gelatin according to package instructions and pour over fruit and cake.

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  • Combine custard powder and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in milk and cook until thick and creamy. Pour over sponge cake mixture. Chill until set.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 36g; fat 0.5g; cholesterol 1mg; sodium 280mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2004
Hi Karen Excellent trifle. Exactly like my mother-in-laws. Now I don't have to ask her to make it anymore...plus she would never give me the recipe. I guess that's a mother-in-law thing!!! Thanks again PS My husband thanks you too! Read More
(65)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2004
Hi Karen Excellent trifle. Exactly like my mother-in-laws. Now I don't have to ask her to make it anymore...plus she would never give me the recipe. I guess that's a mother-in-law thing!!! Thanks again PS My husband thanks you too! Read More
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2008
I plan on making this recipe but where do I find port wine gelatin and custard powder? I am from No.East Ohio USA and have never even heard of either. Please help me. Will be watching for your reply. Thanks....Lovestocook Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2008
I don't use port flavored gelatin but sherry instead. I use either chopped up angel cake or 'Ladys Fingers Sponge' place them in a bowl first and soak with sherry (or port) and I use a strawberry or raspberry jelly (jello). Depending on what state you live in I know Publix & Albertson's in FL have a British section that sell custard in powder or ready made version or you can make your own custard. Trifle is so easy to make as you can tweak it to suit your palette. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2009
Top Trifle!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2008
Hey lovestocook. You can find Bird's custard powder at British speciality food stores or in the British section of the ethnic food aisle (if your store has one). I've never seen port wine flavored gelatin but when I make trifle I use raspberry jello. Works great. Hope that helps. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2007
This trifle is tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2010
A light pretty dessert. Next time I'd pour some liquid over the cake - the cake stayed a bit dry. I didn't have port wine gelatin I used strawberry gelatin and replaced 1/3 c. of the liquid with wine. I also doubled the custard - next time I'd triple it since the trifle could have used more custard. Read More
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