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Lemon Trifle! – Jane’s Patisserie


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 A scrumptious and spring-like lemon trifle with lemon cake, lemon jelly, custard, limoncello and extra… mild, delicious and pleasant!

After I bake, I make so many various kinds of desserts, muffins, puddings, traybakes and so forth, with all different types of flavours and themes. I like this about what I do, and they’re all the time recipes that you just guys need to see – and this one isn’t any totally different; a lemon trifle! 

I’ve finished a number of trifle recipes earlier than similar to my chocolate orange trifle, and my raspberry Prosecco trifle, they usually all the time go down so effectively. Trifles are simply really easy, and I believe that’s why – they will principally be thrown collectively and left till you want them – and you may have enjoyable while you make them. 

What ought to go in a trifle can range relying on who’s consuming it. Everyone knows the chums scene proper?! I’m by no means going to publish a recipe fairly like that – however this one is simply scrumptious. It’s so lemon themed, it’s excellent for spring, and I’m simply in love with it! 

For this recipe I needed to function a good quantity of layers in order that it was attention-grabbing sufficient, and never only a few random layers of issues. I made a decision to make use of pre-made lemon cake as a result of this recipe is supposed to be about ease; however you’ll be able to in fact make muffins your self (similar to my lemon drizzle cake), after which use that as an alternative. 

Most supermarkets will promote a small lemon cake, whether or not it’s a madeira sort sponge, a small drizzle cake, or something like that – you simply need one thing you’ll be able to simply slice up, after which have sufficient weight clever. I all the time need to do two layers at the very least of bits like sponge or biscuit in a trifle, because it’s one of many few ‘strong’ layers. 

Often in a trifle, you’ll soak the sponges in an alcohol liquid, or one thing to offer it a degree of moisture, and I used limoncello. That is in fact alcoholic, however in case you don’t need it to be alcoholic, you should use a lemon drizzle soak (similar to 100ml lemon juice, and 100ml caster sugar whisked collectively till clean). 

Clearly, one of many essential layers in a trifle for my part is the custard. I like custard. I genuinely simply adore it, and it goes so effectively on this lemon trifle! I used a prepared made custard as a result of it simply makes life a lot simpler, and they’re the proper thickness. You possibly can break up the custard simply for every layer as effectively. 

One other layer that’s frequent in trifle is jelly… one factor my trifles haven’t tended to function to date is jelly, however I assumed it was about time (and sufficient of you may have requested for it!!). I don’t thoughts jelly, but it surely’s not my absolute favouring factor on the earth I’ll admit! I’ve to be within the temper… however lemon jelly? yeah okay then. 

I used jelly cubes, and dissolved these in half boiling water, after which half cooled water (As per packet directions). It’s so necessary to begin the jelly first, and wait some time earlier than you keep it up as a result of the new jelly will virtually positively damage the lemon trifle in case you poured it on recent! Think about all that custard and cream curdling. Or, you are able to do the jelly as the bottom layer, let it set, after which keep it up; it’s as much as you!

For the remainder of the layers I used a mixture of whipped double cream (Sweetened barely with icing sugar) as a result of trifle ought to all the time have cream for my part – I ensure to whip my cream to gentle peaks, as a result of by the point it has sat round in a bowl, or been spooned into the trifle bowl it might generally thicken, so that you don’t need to over whip the cream. 

As talked about earlier I usually like two layers of every theme, however as an alternative of two layers of jelly (once more the warmth could make it difficult) I used a layer of lemon curd! Once more, all of those are utterly as much as you. You possibly can add different issues to the lemon trifle, or use much less layers – it’s as much as you!! 

I completed the trifle off with some lemon zest sprinkled over, and a few biscuit crumbs to behave like sprinkles as I assumed it regarded good – however once more, that is as much as you. I used a 21cm trifle bowl for this – however trifle bowls actually can range in dimension! You don’t have to actually use a trifle bowl precisely, simply a big dish that’s deep sufficient -good luck discovering one although!


Lemon Jelly

  • 1 packet lemon jelly cubes
  • 250 ml boiling water
  • 250 ml chilly water

Whipped Cream

  • 600 ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar

Lemon Cake

  • 600 g lemon loaf muffins
  • 4-5 tbsp limoncello (non-compulsory)

The whole lot Else

  • 500 ml custard
  • 300 g lemon curd
  • lemon zest
  • 1 x biscuit crumbs

Lemon Jelly

  • Add the jelly cubes to a jug, and pour on the boiling water. Whisk the jelly cubes within the boiling water till they’ve dissolved.

  • Pour within the cooled water, and whisk once more.

  • Depart to chill totally, stirring typically so it would not start to set.


  • Begin constructing your trifle, that is merely how I did it, however you are able to do it in any order you want

  • Add half of the lemon cake slices on the underside layer of the trifle bowl, and sprinkle over half of the limoncello.

  • Pour over half of the custard and unfold. 

  • Pour on the lemon jelly combination – it is best to pour the jelly onto the again of a spoon, and let this drizzle onto the custard layer to forestall any splitting.

  • Let the jelly set within the fridge for a few hours.

  • Unfold on half of the whipped cream, and add one other layer of the lemon cake. Unfold on the lemon curd.

  • Add the second half of the custard, after which add the remainder of the whipped cream on high.

  • Beautify the highest with some lemon zest and biscuit crumbs in case you fancy.

  • Depart it to set for an hour within the fridge so the custard is not as runny. Get pleasure from!

  •  This may final for 3 days as soon as made, however is finest eaten recent. 
  • Portions for this recipe are full estimates because it completely will depend on your trifle bowl!
  • What order you employ the layers of the trifle is as much as you – please see notes on the weblog put up. 
  • If you happen to do not need to use alcohol, please see an alternate within the notes of the weblog put up. 
  • I advocate utilizing this trifle bowl!


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