7-Layer Christmas Trifle by @balancebyelise
A delicious 7-layer Christmas trifle. This is a traditional family recipe, but with an added gluten and dairy free twist, making it a recipe that can be enjoyed by everyone! With layers of jam filled vanilla cake, sherry, coconut, peaches, homemade soy custard, jelly and coconut whipped cream, this trifle is a show stopper and a MUST HAVE on every Christmas dessert table!
Jam Filled Vanilla Cake Layer (base)
- Prepare the cake as directed on the packet using eggs, soy milk and Nuttelex to make dairy free.
- Spread the batter about 1cm thick in a baking tray/pan and bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Once baked, cool completely & slice in half (so you have 2 thin sheet cakes) & spread a thick layer of jam onto one cake.
- Place other cake on top, slice into small rectangles & cover the bottom layer of your trifle bowl.
Brandy, Coconut and Peaches Layer
- Pour the Sherry over the cake layer & sprinkle over coconut.
- Top with an even layer of sliced peaches.
Soy Custard Layer
- Add the soy milk & vanilla to a saucepan, heat over medium heat to just before boiling. Meanwhile, whisk together the egg yolks, cornflour & sugar.
- Once heated, gradually pour milk over the yolk mixture, whisking well.
- Then pour the mix back into the saucepan & heat on low until thickened, stirring constantly.
- Once cooled, pour over peach layer.
- Prepare strawberry and lime jelly, as directed on the packets.
- Once set, slice into cubes & layer on top of the custard.
Coconut Whipped Cream Layer
- The night before making, place coconut milk cans in fridge (this helps set the coconut cream for whipping).
- 20 mins before making, place bowl in the freezer to chill.
- Scoop out only the set coconut cream from the cans into the chilled bowl and add in icing sugar.
- Using electric beaters, beat until thickened and stiff.
- Spread evenly over the jelly layer.
- Garnish your trifle with sliced strawberries, blueberries, grated chocolate and fresh mint.
TIP: It’s best to prepare the cake, custard and jelly layers the day before assembling and serving as these layers need to be cooled/set for assembly!