My Lemon English Trifle

My Lemon English Trifle Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Bonnie Beck


I love anything with lemon in it.

One day when we had unexpected company for dinner I came up with this recipe.

Luckly I had all the ingredients on hand.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
1 Hr


  • ·
    left over sunshine cake, pound cake, or angel food cake (stale)
  • ·
    lemon curd...see my recipe for easy pezzy lemon curd or lemon meringue pie
  • ·
    birds eye custard, follow the directs on package to make
  • ·
    lemon zest
  • ·
    heavy cream, whipped with a little powdered sugar
  • ·
    blueberries, fresh
  • ·
    strawberries, fresh
  • ·
    raspberry preserves, seedless or use the lemon meyer jelly if you have made some and have some on hand
  • ·
    pure lemon or vanilla extract
  • ·
    limoncello, plus sugar and cooked down into a syrup

How to Make My Lemon English Trifle


  1. When I don't have unexpected company and can plan ahead I make my Isegi Kook-Even Cake to make the Trifle with.

    Make a good lemon curd and set aside to cool.

    Tear the cake into bite size pieces and place on tray. Place on oven on lowest light, so as to lightly dry out.
  2. Make the Birds Eye custard and set it aside to cool.

    Whip the heavy cream with a little powder sugar, Lemon zest and tad of Pure Lemon or vanilla extract.
  3. In a lovely glass serving dish, place a layer cake pieces. Add on top of the cake pieces the custard to cover on top of the custard add some of the fresh berries. Add another layer of cake pieces, on top of those cake pieces add the lemon curd. Add another layer of cake and then add the perserves. Top with whipped cream and fresh berries.

    If you don't have children...add some Limoncello cooked down on a low light with little sugar to make a syrup and drizzle the syrup on the first and second layer of cake.

Printable Recipe Card

About My Lemon English Trifle

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 27 Comments & Reviews

25 No-bake Dessert Recipes That Are Bringing Sexy Back

25 No-Bake Dessert Recipes That Are Bringing Sexy Back

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Not only are these no-bake desserts super easy to make, but these recipes are incredibly tempting and sure to satisfy your cravings!

Sweet & Indulgent Homemade Christmas Dessert Recipes

Sweet & Indulgent Homemade Christmas Dessert Recipes

Kitchen Crew

When the Christmas meal is finished and leftovers are packed in the fridge, it's time for the next "meal" in my house... dessert. I like to have options out since...

13 Heavenly Cheesecake Recipes

13 Heavenly Cheesecake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Cheesecake is one of our favorite go-to dessert recipes! So rich, creamy and dreamy, there’s nothing like biting into a delicious slice of cheesecake. Whether you’re into fruity cheesecakes, rich...