Tuesday, April 14, 2009

simple strawberry lemon trifle

On Sunday I made dessert. It was so simple. And the best part was- everyone loved it! They were going in for seconds! I think most difficult thing about this dessert, is finally having to break down and buy a trifle dish. :) Ok, of course you could use another glass dish or bowl, but I've wanted one of these trifle bowls for a while, so when we got married I registered for one.

Anyway, all we're really doing here is layering cake, fruit, and whipped cream. To make it special, I added a sprinkle of Cointreau (an orange flavored liquer) to the cake layers. And to add a little more interest, I whipped in a couple of tablespoons of lemon curd into the cream.

So easy. So good. And it was beautiful!

Strawberry Lemon Trifle
Cream Cheese Pound Cake

4 cups fresh berries (I used strawberries)

2 pints whipping cream

2 tablespoons prepared lemon curd

Contreau or other fruit flavored liquer (optional)

Prepare the layers:

1) Whip the cream until light and fluffy. As it's just about done whipping, add in the two tablespoons of lemon curd. Mix for another 30 seconds or so.

2) Slice the strawberries. Place sliced strawberries in a bowl with a tablespoon of sugar. You just want them to macerate for a few minutes.

3) Slice the pound cake into 1 inch thick cubes or slices. You can cut this however you'd like, you just want to be able to layer it.


Place one layer of cake on the bottom. If desired, sprinkle with a small amount of Cointreau.
Then, add a layer of the strawberries, using about half. After the strawberries, add a generous layer of whipped cream. Repeat, so that the top layer is whipped cream.

Grab a big spoon and enjoy!!

PS- Congratulations to The Greenhouse Tavern on opening day! We're proud to be part of such an amazing place!

1 comment:

  1. Yum...that looks super delicious! I've been looking for a reason to buy a trifle dish as well... :)