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Old-Fashioned English Trifle




  1. Prepare cake mix several days in advance. Save one-half for another time and use one-half for trifle. Allow cake for trifle to dry out.
  2. Thinly slice the cake, lining the bottom and sides of a round bowl with the slices. A glass bowl is best because the colors of the layers are attractive.
  3. On this first layer, sprinkle half of brandy and 1/2 cup sherry. Then spread with mixture of jam and nuts, then fruit.
  4. Pour custard on top; repeat layers.
  5. Spread with heavy cream and decorate with almonds and cherries.

Trifle tastes best if made 1 to 2 days in advance.


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