April 12, 2012

Lemon Zest Cake Trifle


A year ago I told my mom that for my birthday I wanted a strawberry cake with custard in the middle, strawberry jam and vanilla frosting, well that didn't happen because we made a red velvet cheesecake but since we made this cake she had the idea of making a trifle and it turned out way better than I ever thought I just couldn't stop eating and it was pretty similiar to the cake that I wanted so I was really happy

- 1/2 lemon zest bundt cake
- 1 c. of strawberry jam
- Vanilla Custard

1. Make vanilla custard according to instructions and let it cool for at least 3 hours. Cut the cake into small cubes of about 1 inch and set aside. In a medium bowl add 1/4 c. of jam, add enough cake to cover it and top it with custard, repeat the layers until you reach the top of the bowl.

Decorate with fresh fruit
2. Let it rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour so that the cake absorbs the jam and custard.



This trifle is great because you can use any cake you like or any jam that you want but the lemon zest cake really makes this trifle special because it brings out the flavor of all the other ingredients, enjoy!

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33 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! I don't think that I could stop eating it either. I have never had a trifle, they seemed weird to me (i don't know why. "trifle" doesn't sound like something to eat, it sounds like a chore or something) but this has converted me. I've got to make one now!

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    1. they do sound weird but they are really good, you should really try them!

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  2. I love trifle and making a lemon one sounds delicious! :D Love the idea of layering it with strawberry jam too :)

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  3. Simple yet impressive! Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

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  4. Beautiful! And I just happen to have a half of a bundt cake in my freezer - now I know exactly what to do with it! This looks just wonderful!

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    1. that's great! now you can have the chance to try it

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  5. This is heavenly! I've gotta try this...Really impressive!

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  6. That is one beautiful and impressive trifle! Fantastic, perfect for a birthday celebration!

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    1. it really is perfect, I'm thinking about making it for my next birthday

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  7. How lovely! Love those flavors and it's absolutely beautiful! Looks like a great dessert.

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    1. thank you Annie! it's very delicious

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  8. This certainly looks like a wonderful delight! It's pretty as well.

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  9. oh this is just beautiful- very impressive!

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  10. This looks absolutely delicious! Happy birthday!!!!

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  11. Trifle is such a good celebration dessert! Looks so pretty and can serve so many. Love the lemon twist :)

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    1. I know, it's really perfect for any ocassion since it's so pretty

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  12. There aren't enough trifles that get made in my life. This looks amazing! You have fabulous taste in birthday desserts.

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    1. thanks a lot Joanne I always make the things I crave the most haha

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  13. What a lovely trifle...I bet the lemon cake does work beautifully here :)

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    1. it does, I think it's one of the best combinations ever

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  14. Super lindo, me encantaron los niveles y los contrastes de color, por supuesto el rico sabor :)

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    1. estaba deliciosisimo en otro nivel, me servi como 4 veces

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  15. lovely & delicious...want to taste it right now..;P
    Tasty Appetite

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  16. This looks really delicious. The pictures are so yummy looking, I wish I could have some right now.

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  17. That is so gorgeous I would be afraid to eat it, but I would ;)

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  18. Wonderful recipe! So simple and so versatile too. I think I would add a little drizzle of alcohol on the sponge if I made one :P

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  19. What a delicious thing to make with the lemon bundt cake! It's beautiful!

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  20. This is a beautiful way to use the delicious bundt cake. This is one of my favourite summertime desserts!

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  21. Wow, I have yet to try a Trifle, and this one looks awesome! Amazing combination of flavors, beautiful photos. Thanks too for visiting my blog, and happy birthday!

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  22. Trifle is my favorite dessert. It's delicious and so elegant.
    This trifle looks amazing! Beautifully presented.

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