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


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


  • 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.

Check out more of our best trifle recipes

Fruit Trifle Recipe

Comments, questions and tips

Rate this recipe

What is your star rating out of 5?

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Overall rating