Ginger Trifle Recipe

Stem ginger trifle

  • serves 8
  • Easy

We've upped the Christmas factor on this easy trifle by adding ginger cake - you can make ahead for easy festive entertaining


Try this stem ginger trifle recipe, then check out our chocolate trifle, sherry trifle, Christmas trifle and more Christmas dessert ideas.



  • ginger cake 1 small loaf, cubed
  • pineapple 2 rings, finely chopped
  • stem ginger 3 balls, cut into shards, plus 4 tbsp syrup
  • ginger cordial or wine 4 tbsp
  • mascarpone 250g
  • ready-made custard 500g
  • double cream 300ml


  • Step 1

    Sprinkle the cake cubes into a trifle bowl and then add the pineapple. Add some ginger pieces and spoon over 2 tbsp syrup and the ginger cordial or wine.Whisk the mascarpone with the custard, spoon it over the ginger base and chill for 30 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Whisk the cream until it is thick and floppy, then whisk in the remaining ginger syrup. Carefully spoon this on top. Cover with clingfilm and chill until you want to serve it.Arrange the remaining ginger on top.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 541
  • Fat 39.7g
  • Saturates 23.8g
  • Carbs 40.8g
  • Fibre 0.8g
  • Protein 4.9g
  • Salt 0.3g