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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Trifle Pudding - Sweet New Year Special

Many of you may have leftovers of Christmas Pudding. What better way to make use of the Christmas Pudding than to make a Trifle Pudding for New Year. I would suggest that you add your own creative layers to this Pudding.

I made this one for Christmas as New Year would be spent in my parents' home. I would like to wish you all the very best for the New Year! There are many ways to make this Pudding. This pudding requires a layer of cake, so your Christmas cake could act for the layers of cake or you can get a store bought one. I used the one I made for my daughter's Christmas Class Party. You may need to moisten the cake and traditionally sweet sherry or wine is used. You can also just add sweet juices or non-alcoholic ginger ale. I made mine the non-alcoholic way as my guests of honour are expecting their first bundle of joy! Lots of various fruits can be used in the trifle.

You need:

  • 1/2 kg Christmas cake (or any cake)
  • Sweet juice or non-alcoholic ginger ale to moisten the cake layers (Sweet sherry or wine can also be used)
  • Fruits - Strawberry and Mulberries (you can also use seedless grapes, blackberries, clementines or oranges)
  • Whipped Cream - 1 packet  or you can try my Homemade Whipped Cream
  • Homemade Custard or leftover Christmas Pudding or Packet custard - 2 packs(follow the instructions on the pack)
  • Bar of chocolate - grated
  • Strawberry Jam (remember not to add much sugar in the whipped cream in case of using jam)

The make:

Preparation Time: 30 minutes | Assembling time: 20 minutes | Setting time: 4 hrs | Serves 6-8 adults

1. Start by making the custard (if no leftover Christmas Pudding) and the Whipped cream. Make sure to cover the custard bowl with some cling film to avoid thickening on top.

2. Take a large glass bowl. I like to use a glass bowl as it distinguishes between the various layers of the trifle. First place some of the cake and drizzle some of the sweet juice or ginger ale or sherry or wine. Next add some jam, top with custard, whip cream and top with fruits of your choice.

3. Repeat until the bowl is full and top with some whipped cream and grated chocolate.

If you want an extra chocolatty flavour, add some melted chocolate or sifted cocoa while making the custard.

4. Cover with cling film and set for 4 hours before serving.

Tip: You can use walnuts or almonds for some extra crunch! Also remember that since the custard may already be sweet, try to use a less sweeter variety of jam or do not add any additional sugar to the Trifle.

Hope you have a 'sweet' New Year celebration and enjoy with the trifle as a start to sweet beginnings! Good luck and God Bless your families and you for the New Year 2013!


  1. Looks absolutely delicious Gerogina...YUM!

  2. So mouth watering.Am big sucker for deserts.would love to try my hand on this one....will let you know how it turns-out...

    1. Thanks a lot Anuymous...I am too.. Was known as the Dessert Queen for a while (both with creating desserts and eating them too :D) Yes please do let me know. Do try to click a couple of pics too if possible for @The Readers Kitchen page of my blog. Also yes do write to me on how it turned out. My mail id is gginazkitchenette@gmail.com

  3. I remembered my own grandmother's trifle pudding after seeing this! :)

    1. Roshni I am truly touched by your comment. Thank you :) Moms and grand-moms are true inspiration.

  4. I want TRIFLE PUDDING NOW!!! You food bloggers post these amazing pictures and then I have to go and dig in my ice cream tub to fulfill my sweet craving. :(

    1. hehehe hope u had a sweet midnight affair :) Swapna its actually very easy to make. Try it out. Glad you liked it. Thanks for the review.


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