Raspberry Coconut Trifle

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READY IN: 5hrs 30mins
Recipe by Irmgard

This recipe was supposed to be a cake, but after slicing my finger trying to cut the cake into three layers, I said to heck with this! The cake was turned into a more traditional trifle. We had it for dessert at Christmas dinner and it was a huge hit! Just one word of advice: Start this dessert the day before as it takes quite a while for the custard to thicken. I am including the chilling time in the cooking time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and line a 9" springform pan.
  3. Beat all the cake ingredients together until smooth, pour into the pan, and smooth the top.
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until golden and risen.
  5. Let cool completely.
  6. Meanwhile, whisk the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons icing sugar into the remaining coconut milk.
  7. Bring the custard to a boil, then whisk in the coconut milk mixture.
  8. Keep whisking until it come to a boil and is fairly thick.
  9. Pour into a bowl, cover immediately with plastic wrap, and let cool.
  10. Mix the coconut rum with the lime zest and juice and 2 tablespoons of the icing sugar.
  11. Crush half of the raspberries and mix together with the raspberry jam, then fold in the remaining whole berries.
  12. Cut the cooled cake into cubes and put a layer on the bottom of your serving bowl.
  13. Sprinkle with some of the rum mixture, then top with some of the raspberry mixture.
  14. Repeat, but this time with the custard.
  15. Keep layering, alternating fruit layer with custard layer, until all the ingredients are used up.
  16. Whip the cream with the remaining icing sugar until soft peaks form, then spread over the top of the trifle.
  17. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours - the longer it stands, the more the flavours mingle.

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