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A large lemon trifle topped with cherries

Lemon trifle

Published: March 9, 2021 at 3:48 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + Soaking
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Make this luscious lemon curd trifle in just 15 minutes (plus a little soaking time). Layered with vanilla custard, dark chocolate and madeira cake, it's the ultimate summer dessert

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal704
fat38.3g
saturates23.1g
carbs80.1g
sugars66.2g
fibre0.5g
protein6.4g
salt0.6g
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Make this zingy lemon trifle, then check out our summer fruit trifle, chocolate trifle, sherry trifle and more trifle recipes.

Ingredients

  • 400g jar maraschino cherries in syrup (we used Luxardo)
  • 1 loaf (250g) madeira cake
  • 75ml cream sherry
  • 300ml double cream
  • 500ml vanilla custard
  • 120g lemon curd
  • 25g dark chocolate

Method

  • STEP 1

    Drain the cherries through a sieve over a bowl, reserving the syrup. Slice the madeira loaf, and use the cake slices to line a trifle dish or large glass bowl. Pour over the sherry and half the reserved cherry syrup, and leave to soak. Whisk the double cream to soft peaks, and set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Spoon the custard over the soaked sponge layer, then dot over half the drained cherries. Drizzle with half the remaining cherry syrup. Dollop over the cream, then spread it out so it covers the cherries. Spoon over blobs of the lemon curd, using the back of the spoon to ripple the curd through the cream.

  • STEP 3

    Just before serving, scatter the remaining cherries over the trifle, drizzle over the rest of the cherry syrup, and grate over the dark chocolate.

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