A fresh and cool summer dessert, made with sponge cake, fresh fruits, custard, jelly, nuts and cream. This is a dessert which makes not only a pretty presentation but is also a sweet ending to a splendid lunch/dinner. For those who say – “Oh ..its filled with calories”!!!!!…I say; ”Indulge while you can”!!!!!!
Sponge Cake (Can refer to Vanilla Sponge Cake in Category -Desserts)
Cream 1 Pack
Custard - (Either make at home or if in UAE, use Al Marai readymade packs )
Fruits of your choice (I used apples, oranges, strawberries, peaches and pears)
Sugar Syrup – 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts – chopped fine
Cut cake into chunks- keep aside.
Prepare Jelly as per instructions on packet and have it set in a bowl. Refrigerate till needed.
Prepare custard -keep aside.
Cut nuts fine and keep aside.
Beat cream till firm peaks form and keep aside.
Prepare Sugar Syrup – (1 cup sugar + 1 cup water add 2-3 cardamoms (which discard later) and boil till syrupy. Keep warm.
Cut fruits into small squares. If using apple – just add a bit of lemon juice or some Tang to avoid the apples from discoloring.
In a deep Trifle Bowl, put the cake chunks, sprinkle with little warm sugar syrup. Don’t make it soggy – just moisten the top. Just flatten it a bit. Add a layer of custard, then fruits, nuts, jelly and cream. Repeat another layer similarly – so that the cream is the top layer. Decorate with fruits or nuts or just flatten and then run a fork over the cream to get a design.
Chill for at least 2 hours.