Pound Cake Trifle

Triffle 1The trifle is a British dessert which goes back to the 18th century. English cooks would start with a dray cake and then soak it in a liquor like brandy or sherry to moisten it up a bit.  The cake was then covered in custard and topped with fruit.  This recipe, from our friends at the Mrs. Wages Test Kitchen, simplifies the whole process and let you use a prepared pound cake (without the booze) as a base.

While you can use purchased jam, I recommend you make the raspberry jam from fresh raspberries and Mrs. Wages® Fruit Pectin Home Jell® and use the rest of the fresh raspberries for extra flavor.

Pound Cake Trifle

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 35 minutes
Bake: 65 minutes + cooling


3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups milk
1 package (3.9 oz) instant chocolate fudge pudding mix
2 cups fresh raspberries
1 cup prepared Mrs. Wages® Raspberry Jam
Whipped cream
Additional fresh raspberries


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Coat a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.  Fold in sour cream.  Pour into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 65-75 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack to cool completely.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine milk and pudding mix; cover and chill for 5 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, cut prepared pound cake into 1-in. cubes and place half of cubes in a 2-qt. glass bowl.  In a small bowl, combine raspberries and prepared Mrs. Wages® Raspberry Jam; spoon half over cake cubes.  Pour half of pudding over raspberries.  Top with remaining cake cubes, raspberries, and pudding.  Cover and chill until serving.  Top with whipped cream and raspberries.

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