Raspberry and Mandarin Trifle

My mum’s trifle is the best. Takes me back to my childhood. Soak the sponge in orange juice for kids or sherry for grown ups. Perfect for a garden party or celebration.


1 swiss roll or similar sponge cake – sliced into rounds

100ml of either orange juice or sherry if preferred

150g raspberries

Small can of mandarins

400g tin of custard

300ml double cream

Chocolate to crumble over the top – 1 Flake or 1 Ripple are ideal


Line the bottom of your trifle bowl ( always a glass one) with your swiss roll rounds or other sponge cake and pour over your orange juice or sherry.

Add your mandarins on top and then your custard.

Whip up your cream so it holds it shape but be careful not to over whip or it will be difficult to spread over the custard. Once whipped but still drops off the spoon easily, spread over your custard.

Dot on your raspberries and crumble over your chocolate.

What could be simpler.