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I made a lovely trifle today with chocolate cake, fresh raspberries, vanilla pudding and whipped cream. I started wondering what other people like to use in theirs. I wish I'd found a little raspberry syrup of some sort to soak the cake, but it was a last minute thing. Other than that, it was terrific!

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  1. My new favourite filling for trifle is this cream cheese mixture from a Martha Stewart recipe.

    http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/c...

    It works particularly well with strawberries to create a strawberry cheesecake trifle.

    1. sweet sherry for the cake ( I prefer plain cake), canned fruit cocktail, red jello and English yellow custard such as made by Bird's, then whipped cream with flaked toasted almonds.

      1. This is one to save for fall or winter (I served it for dessert following Christmas dinner): Layers of pound cake, cinnamon pastry cream, chunks of poached pear, and dark chocolate sauce, topped with whipped cream and shaved chcolate.

        A riff on the French poires belle Helene, poached pears with chocolate sauce and whipped cream or ice cream.

        1. - pumpkin gingerbread with butterscotch pudding
          - banana bread with vanilla or butterscotch pudding, sliced bananas & chocolate sauce
          - carrot cake with whipped ricotta, currants or tart cherries & toasted walnuts
          - sour cream pound cake with lemon pudding, fresh berries & whipped cream
          - chocolate cake with mocha pudding, figs, cacao nibs & whipped cream

          1. Such a fan of the trifle combo pak..
            Latest is Fresh Grilled Pineapple on the grill and layered with angel food cake chunks, vanilla pudding, chunks of grilled pineapple and fresh whip cream..repeat..
            Cost was about $7 total and priceless..Damn it's good!

            1. I love this one from Nigella...Chocolate Cherry trifle. It's deliciously rich!

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGkVbK...

              http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ni...

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              1. re: Greekfood Koukla

                I'm with you on this - Nigella Lawson's Chocolate Cherry Trifle is really striking to look at, good to eat and festive. I found it in her book Feast.

              2. #1 Chocolate, raspberries, a chocolate mousse, chocolate shavings, whipped cream with a creamed mint flavor and garnished wine +

                #2 Gingerbread, cream cheese, apples, raisins, walnuts and cranberries sauteed with allpice, vanilla pudding, and cinnimon whipped cream

                Sour cream cake with fresh blueberries, lemon custard, and fresh walnuts

                Diced anglefood cake, a light whipped cream with lemon and orange zest. Fresh mix of kiwi, strawberries, mango, pineapple, etc. Anything in season. Then layered with a mix of strawberry jam and sour cream. with honey and brown sugar

                1. I like to take a "Betty Crocker meets Nestle" theme to my trifles, hence ...

                  Pound cake, Cool Whip, granola cereal, Jell-O chocolate pudding, fruit cocktail (drained)

                  1. Yum, this is all getting me hungry! Nigella Lawson does have some great trifle recipes. My favorite is a variation of hers. Damp lemon syrup loaf cake (from her Domestic Goddess book), strawberries (either fresh or macerated in balsalmic) and fresh cream. Topped with toasted almonds. I have also tried this recipe with her rosemary loaf cake and it is so good.

                    1. strawberries and caramel coated bananas:

                      http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

                      1. I think I've use that same recipe, juju! It's delicious! I have also used brownies in place of the cake, and chocolate pudding for a chocoholic's dream dessert!

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                        1. re: Phurstluv

                          Great minds think alike... I just made mini trifles - chocolate cake, premade dark chocolate pudding, raspberries, whipped cream. :) I'll have to remember brownies for it, that sounds awesome!

                        2. My Ginger Trifle is a big hit at Christmas:
                          -Gingerbread
                          -ginger wine
                          -applesauce
                          -rhubarb-ginger marmalade/conserve (or orange marmalade)
                          -Bird's custard is my standard
                          -top with whipped cream with slivered almonds and crystalized ginger

                          Did I mention that this is for ginger lovers ONLY?

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                          1. re: LJS

                            WOW. my hubby would go NUTS for that!

                          2. -Cream cheese pound cake + raspberry jam/sauce+ white chocolate creme anglaise + graham cracker crumbs and white chocolate shavings

                            -Chocolate cake + Bailey's + vanilla pudding + Chocolate covered coffee beans

                            -Sponge cake + citrus curd + Cointreau syrup (2:2:1 sugar: water: cointreau) + fruit + creme fraiche

                            -blueberry trifle http://www.joyofbaking.com/BlueberryT...