Cherry and lemon trifles recipe

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10 min

Everyone loves a pudding, but after a busy midweek dinner you don’t always have time to spend hours slaving over a stove to summon up a dessert. Don’t give up – you can have your cake and eat it, thanks to this sweet and simple cherry and lemon trifle. A unique, zesty take on a classic pudding recipe, it takes just 10 minutes to assemble and will delight the palates of young and old. All you need is a few basic store cupboard ingredients and you can create a fresh, fun and fruity dessert that the whole family will enjoy.


  • 200ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 jar cherry compote
  • Punnet of fresh cherries
  • 2 shop bought (or leftover homemade) sponge cupcakes
  • 1 jar lemon curd


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the cream and icing sugar until thick and fluffy.

  • Spoon a layer of cherry compote into the bottom of each serving glass.

  • Add a layer of stoned, halved fresh cherries.

  • Top with a slice of cake, then cover the cake with lemon curd. Finally add a spoonful of sweetened whipped cream.

  • Repeat the layering process until the serving glass is full.

  • Top with a fresh cherry and enjoy!

Top tip for making Cherry and lemon trifles

Add a grown up twist to this child friendly dessert by drizzling a dash of cherry liqueur or limoncello over the sponge cake.

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