We’re steering completely away from the traditional trifles today and we’re going a little crazy!
A couple of months ago, my mum had a advert from Waitrose pop up on her Instagram page which had caught her eye. It was a picture of a Battenberg Trifle which after looking at it myself, looked absolutely incredible.
Battenberg is a proper nostalgic cake for me, I use to have it everyday after school as a child. I remember always looking forward to getting home and devouring a slice. So when I saw this trifle included Battenberg, I instantly fell in love and felt very inspired to create my own!
The Waitrose picture didn’t have a recipe alongside it, not that I could find anyway, so, I just used the picture as my inspiration and used my baking instincts to create this absolute beast of a trifle. Let’s just say – it certainly didn’t disappoint!
Todays trifle is defiantly up there with one of my favourite bakes I’ve ever done and I really think you guys will love it too. So if you fancy spicing your trifle up this summer, here’s what you gotta do;
Prep Time: 2 Days
Cook Time: 1 Hour
Overall Time: 2 Days
Ingredients You Need For Trifle:
- 1 Battenberg
- 2 Tins Of Peaches, Syrup Drained
- 1 Hartley’s Sugar Free Orange Flavoured Jelly
- 2 Punnets Of Fresh Raspberries
- 300ml Of Fresh Double Cream
Ingredients You Need For Meringue:
- 2 Egg Whites
- 100g Of Caster Sugar
How To Make The Jelly:
- Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients.
- Secondly, add the 2 tins of peaches into the bottom of your trifle bowl.
- Next, in a pint sized, microwavable jug, cut the orange jelly into single cubes and add 4tbsp of water to the jug.
- Put the jug into the microwave and in 30 second blasts, melt the jelly until smooth.
- Once the jelly has melted, take out the microwave and fill the jug with cold water until it reaches 1 pint.
- Pour the melted jelly into trifle bowl making sure you cover the peaches completely.
- Place into the fridge and allow to set overnight.
How To Make Meringues:
- Once the jelly has completely set over night, it’s time to make the meringues.
- Firstly, line two baking trays with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 120C / 100C Fan / 1/4 Gas Mark.
- Secondly, place two egg whites into a crystal clean bowl and beat the egg whites with an electric whisk until they are foamy and doubled in size.
- When the eggs have doubled in size, add the 100g of caster sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, while you continue to whisk.(TIP: the meringue will become thick and glossy and you should be able to hold the bowl of meringue upside down, this is called stiff peaks).
- Once your meringue has reached stiff peaks, fit a piping bag with a round nozzle.
- Next, hold the piping bag vertically to the baking sheet and gently squeeze, pulling the bag up and away to make a peak.
- Now that your meringue kisses have been made, place into the oven for 1 hour until the outer shell has hardened.
- Finally, once the meringues have been made, take out the oven and set to one side.
How To Assemble Trifle:
- Now that your jelly has set and meringues have even baked and cooled, it’s time to assemble the trifle.
- Firstly, pour 1 and a half of the punnets of raspberries on top of the jelly.
- Secondly, in a large bowl, pour 300ml of double cream and using an electric whisk, beat the cream until soft peaks have formed.
- Place the double cream on top of the raspberries and spread out.
- Next, cut up the battenberg into cubes and scatter them across the top of the cream.
- Now, scatter the meringue kisses across the top of the cream.
- Then, scatter the last of the raspberries across the top of the cream.
- Finally, sprinkle some glitter across the top of the trifle.
That’s your Battenberg Trifle prepared, baked, assembled and ready for you to enjoy!
Can we just take a moment, in silence, just to appreciate how good this trifle looks. Not to big myself up or anything but I’m blooming chuffed to bits with how this turned out. Yes, it does taste as good as it looks.
What I love about trifles is that you can chop and change the ingredients to make it your own. So, if your not a fan of orange jelly, that’s fine! change it out for a jelly you’d prefer and I can bet you, it still tastes as good. Don’t feel like you have to follow my recipe ingredient by ingredient as I know we don’t always like what others do.
Let me know in the comments below if you make this battenberg trifle yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on it. Are you sticking with traditional or spicing it up a notch?
Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,
Wow this looks incredible! I haven’t had jelly in such a long time and this is the perfect recipe to try. Thank you so much for sharing!
The jelly really give this trifle a beautiful flavour and great added texture. It really is delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
I have so many childhood memories of trifles (not nearly as good as this, haha) so it was cool to see this recipes of yours; I love the idea of this so may have to give it a gooooo!
I absolutely love when food brings back memories, I’m pleased this trifle did that for you. It’s such a different take on a traditional trifle which is what I love about it! It really is delicious, I hope you love it as much as we do. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
This looks amazing and so decadent! I love how you’ve outlined this is a wild trifle! Thank you for sharing this recipe, looks amazing for a summer party or summer bbq!
This really is such a crowd pleaser so it’s perfect for sharing with family and friends on a summer evening! It really is delicious, so different to anything I’ve made before which I love. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Ooh this looks absolutely incredible! I don’t have trifle often but this looks like the perfect treat – the battenberg is so cool! I’d love to give this a try and maybe substitute the orange jelly for strawberry. Thank you so much for sharing x
Its such a great treat, isn’t it? I’m obsessed with the battenberg in this, everything compliments one another beautifully. Omg yes, defiantly substitute the jelly for something you’d prefer. I can just imagine how yummy it would be with strawberry! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
This looks absolutely delicious and so perfect for summer, being cool and not too heavy. 🙂
It really is the perfect summer desert! It’s fresh, it’s super light yet perfectly filling and is packed with so many yummy flavours. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Wow! You’ve outdone yourself with this one! Trifles are so yummy and you’ve taken it up a notch. I like the idea of trying other flavors of jelly. 🙂
Ah that means the world, thank you so much! Trifles are the best desert, aren’t they? The orange jelly works really well in this trifle but I can imagine other jellies will taste so good too! I’m obsessed with this haha. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
This looks amazing ! I love the mixture of fruit and the presentation of this trifle. Thanks for sharing your recipe Elle!
The mixture of fruit is just delicious, they work so beautifully together! This really is a yummy trifle. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Elle, your Trifle looks very enticing and sexy. Did not even know what battenberg was until I read your recipe blog. This looks like a clever idea for using left over cake. Your presentation is a show stopper at any party or dinner.
Omg I’d defiantly recommend trying battenberg, it’s just delicious! Works perfectly with these ingredients. that means the world, thank you so much & thank you so much for commenting Xo
I can’t remember the last time I had a bite of a battenberg cake. I find it a little too sweet if I eat too much of it, which is saying a lot given my sweet tooth. I’ll have to give this recipe and try and see if when combined with a trifle, I still find it too sweet or not
I must admit that you defiantly shouldn’t over indulge in battenberg as it’s super sweet and filling but it honestly works so perfectly in this recipe! It’s cut into smaller cubes so i don’t find it so sweet. If you do give this a go, hope you love it as much as we do! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
This trifle looks seriously delicious! I haven’t eaten battenberg cake in years and I like you’ve added it to this trifle x
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The battenberg works so beautifully with the ingredients in this trifle which is why I just love this trifle so much! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
This trifle really looks delicious and perfect for summer 😀 I’ll need to bookmark this and give it try someday! Thanks for sharing your recipe x
This really is the perfect summer desert! I hope you love it as much as we do. It really is delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Oh yum! This looks absolutely incredible. I will have to make this myself too!
It really is delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
I mean, this looks so so good Elle! I am going to have to give this a shot, so summery and fresh xx
It really is the best summer desert. The ingredients all work so beautifully together, I love it! Thank you so much for commenting Xo