Made with distinctive layers of light, fluffy sponge, flavoursome jelly, and creamy custard and cream, these mini trifle cakes make a perfect addition to any afternoon tea or family get-together, being a treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds.
Arguably the most welcomed dessert for our family is the humble trifle. The trifle seems to be a British institution with its delicious layers of sponge, fruit, jelly, custard and cream all being clearly visible through a large glass serving bowl. When the five of us get together, and trifle is on the menu, that glass bowl soon finds its way back into the cupboard having had the contents devoured; there's never any trifle left for the following day!
Having been inspired by a few trifle themed cupcakes on pinterest I decided to rustle up a few mini trifle cakes. OK, although they're individual cakes they're not exactly mini or even petit-fours, with them being far from dainty you could even call them petit-eights! But despite their generous proportions, these individual trifle cakes are certainly a winner according to Mr E.