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Mini strawberry-orange custard trifle

Hi everyone! Love is in the air and I come bearing the perfect Valentines day dessert!

I totally adore mini jar desserts. With different layers of cake, fruits and cream, they look so vibrant and beautiful. You can even cover them with lid and easily carry for a picnic or gift to people.

Coming back to this trifle, it's creamy, fruity, perfectly sweet and really indulgent! Perfect for V-day, rather perfect for other occasions too like kids birthday party, anniversary dinner and other festive celebrations. Its so easy and delicious that you must try it!

This trifle is inspired from my childhood days when custard with fresh fruits was one of my favourite desserts. If you ask me, only effort really required in this trifle is to make vanilla custard which also is very simple to make. Once custard is done and cooled down, this delicious and satisfying trifle comes together very quickly.

This strawberry-orange custard trifle is  made up of following layers---->>>

Buttery biscuit crust
Vanilla sponge cake soaked in orange syrup
Vanilla custard
and a drizzle of chocolate sauce

It has very subtle hint of orange flavour from the vanilla sponge soaked in orange syrup which just makes this dessert even more special and appetising. There are a lot of flavours going on in this dessert like, vanilla, strawberries, orange and even slight bit of chocolate but they all really marry well and makes this dessert taste divine.

This trifle is perfect when you don't have too much time on hand and want to make something which your guests will love.

Creamy and light Strawberry-orange custard trifle which is simple to make and tastes delicious

Type: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Serving: 3 portions

Ingredients and method 

Digestive biscuit layer- 1/2 cup crushed digestive biscuits, 4 Tsp melted butter and 1 Tsp cocoa powder

Combine the ingredients together and set aside.

Cake layer- Vanilla sponge cake,1 cup orange juice, 2 tsp sugar

Combine orange juice and sugar together and boil it on high heat for 5 minutes and then turn off the gas. Cool down this syrup.

Custard layer- 1 cup thick custard

Make according to package instructions, add little more custard powder to make thick custard. Chill it in the fridge.

Strawberry layer- 1 cup chopped strawberries, 1 Tsp sugar and 1 Tsp lemon juice

Mix chopped strawberries, lemon juice and sugar together in a bowl and set aside.

Garnish- Mint and Hershey's chocolate sauce

Assembling the dessert

Take a mini mason jar and add buttery-biscuit crumbs as the first layer. Press down and level it.

For second layer, break down vanilla sponge into crumbs and add tighly over biscuit crust. Spoon 2-3 Tsps of orange syrup over the cake.

For 3rd layer, add thick custard.

For 4th layer, add chopped strawberries.

Chill in fridge for an hour and garnish with mint and chocolate sauce before serving.

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