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Domed Trifle Cake With Fruit


You’ve probably tried a trifle before but have you ever made a domed trifle cake?! This is just a fun, unique and delicious dessert to make! I’m making this for the holiday season and went with red and green fruit, but this cake can be enjoyed year-round with any type of fruit or berry your heart desires! I used my basic sponge cake recipe for the cake component and baked the batter in a large jelly roll pan. You can also use my basic vanilla cake recipe, or chocolate cake recipe. And, if you’re in a pinch for time, some store-bought angel food cake will also work!
Watch my video recipe to learn how to make the beautiful fruit arrangement on the outside of the trifle cake!

For this recipe, I created two different fillings to add loads of flavor. First, a classic vanilla custard that gets applied to the sponge cake to make it moist. The second is a light and fluffy white chocolate, cream cheese frosting. This frosting is AMAZING! I’ve been using it for a variety of recipes and it works soo well with anything! The sponge cake is soaked with a fruity dessert wine for added flavor and moisture. I used a peach-flavored wine, but you can also use non-alcoholic juices!

Then, the fruit, fillings and cake are arranged in a large bowl and left to set. You can arrange the fruit on the outside of the cake in any way you like. I recommend letting the finished cake set in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours, or make it the day before and let it set overnight.


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Looking for more delicious dessert recipes? Try my ‘Lemon Berry Mascarpone Cake’ next!

And you can watch my video recipe for the sponge cake here:

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This set of nesting glass mixing bowls are great for food prep and for this cake.
I love my handheld KitchenAid mixer for easy jobs where I don’t need my large mixer.
Use these aluminum baking sheets for making the sponge cake.
And here is a similar copper sauce pot to the one I use in my kitchen.


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