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Choc-cherry lamington trifle

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Starring fresh cherries and a homemade coconut custard cream, watch this festive chocolate lamington trifle disappear.

  • Serves12
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time30 minutes, + cooling & 6 hours chilling time
Choc-cherry lamington trifle


  • 2 x 85g pkts raspberry-flavoured jelly
  • 200g cherries, pitted
  • 400g cherries, extra, pitted
  • 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 350g pkt jam-filled lamingtons, sliced
  • 350g pkt lamington fingers
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) Malibu liqueur or hazelnut flavoured coffee syrup
  • Whipped thickened cream, to serve
  • Cherries, extra, to serve
  • Coconut flakes, to serve

Custard coconut cream

  • 1/3 cup (50g) custard powder
  • 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
  • 3 cups (750ml) milk
  • 600ml thickened cream
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) coconut cream

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 2271 kJ/543 Cals (26%), Protein: 7g (14.%), Fat: 30g (43%), Sat Fat: 20g (83%), Carb: 59g (19%), Sugar: 48g (53%), Dietary Fibre: 2g (7%), Sodium: 180mg (9%).

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  1. Step 1

    Prepare the jelly following packet directions. Place the cherries in a 12-cup (3L) trifle bowl and pour over the jelly. Place in the fridge for 4 hours or until set.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, place the extra cherries, sugar, vanilla and 1/2 cup (125ml) water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 mins or until cherries are tender and the mixture thickens slightly. Set aside to cool slightly. Transfer half the cherry mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Place the cherry coulis in the fridge to chill. Place the remaining cherry mixture in the fridge to chill.

  3. Step 3

    To make the custard, combine the custard powder and sugar in a large saucepan. Gradually add the milk, stirring well after each addition. Place over medium-high heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 5-7 mins or until the custard boils and thickens. Transfer to a heatproof bowl and cover the surface directly with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 2 hours to chill.

  4. Step 4

    Transfer the custard to a large bowl. Add the cream and coconut cream. Use an electric mixer to whisk until soft peaks form. Add half the remaining cherry mixture and gently fold to marble.

  5. Step 5

    Spoon one-third of the custard mixture over the jelly mixture. Top with half the combined lamington and drizzle with half the liqueur or syrup. Spoon over half the remaining cherry mixture. Continue layering with the remaining custard mixture, combined lamington, liqueur or syrup and cherry mixture, finishing with a layer of the custard mixture. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with cherry coulis. Top with extra cherries and the flaked coconut to serve.