Recipe: Mandarin, Peach & Passion Fruit Trifle


Fruity cheesy twist on the traditional trifle


  • 1 loaf Vanilla Butter Cake (storebought or homemade), sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • ½ cup Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream, very cold (200 ml)
  • 5 tbsp Strawberry Jam
  • 1 can Can Peaches in Syrup, drained & sliced (1 lb 13 oz or 825 gm)
  • 2 whole Mandarin Oranges
  • 1 whole Passion Fruit, pulp only
prepare ingredients

Step 1

Prepare Ingredients

Make sure to thaw out cream cheese but keep cream cool.

Beat cream cheese & cream

Step 2

Beat Cream Cheese & Cream

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Pour in cold heavy cream and continue to whip, scraping down the sides every now and then.

Soft peaks

Step 3

Soft Peaks

Once you've gotten soft peaks, about 2 minutes of beating, you are done. Set aside.

Cake layer

Step 4

Cake Layer

In your serving bowl, arrange a layer of the cake. You can make the layer as thick or thin as you prefer.

squeeze on juice

Step 5

Squeeze On Juice

Half the mandarins and squeeze the juice over the cake. Use a sieve if you need to as mandarins contain lots of seeds.

jam layer

Step 6

Jam Layer

Nuke the strawberry jam in a microwaveable bowl for about 10 seconds or until it has melted and thinned down. Drizzle jam around the perimeter of the bowl for colour and flavour contrast.

Fruit layer

Step 7

Fruit Layer

Arrange a layer of sliced peaches over the cake.

Cream cheese layer

Step 8

Cream Cheese Layer

Dollop on the cream cheese mixture to cover the peaches.

more fruit layer

Step 9

More Fruit Layer

Arrange more peaches on the cream and spoon over pulp of the passion fruit.

refrigerate to set

Step 10

Refrigerate To Set

Cover and leave to set in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours, preferable overnight.


Step 11


To serve, spoon out individual portions into small bowls.

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