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30Total Time
20Prep Time
10Bake Time

Raspberry & Elderflower Trifle

About the bake

The tasty combination of fresh raspberries and elderflower makes this raspberry trifle truly delightful. Simple to make and delicious to eat, this recipe was created by Eric Lanlard and featured on series 2 of Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard.

30Total Time
20Prep Time
10Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan, gas mark 6). Line a baking tray with baking paper.

  2. Step 2:

    To make the sponge; cream the butter, sugar, ground almond and plain flour together with an electric whisk. Add the eggs one at a time and keep whisking after each addition.

  3. Step 3:

    Add the almond extract and mix well.

  4. Step 4:

    Spread the sponge mix onto the lined baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool.

  5. Step 5:

    For the jelly; heat the raspberry puree, sweetened with 3 tablespoon golden caster sugar in a saucepan and when it comes to the heat, add the drained soaked gelatine and stir to dissolve.

  6. Step 6:

    Pour the jelly mixture into a deep baking tray lined with cling film and refrigerate to set.

  7. Step 7:

    In a bowl, soften the mascarpone cheese and add the vanilla custard. Stir and mix well and keep aside.

  8. Step 8:

    In another bowl add the raspberries and the elderflower cordial. Gently stir to coat the raspberries.

  9. Step 9:

    Cut four large and four small discs out of the sponge, using round pastry cutters.

  10. Step 10:

    Take 4 individual glass bowls and put the smaller sponge discs at the bottom of the bowl and drizzle with some kirsch. Then add some mascarpone cream mix, followed by the raspberries. Add another layer of cream, then the layer of sponge and more kirsch and finally more cream on the top. Spoon some raspberries in the middle and any remaining juices from the raspberries.

  11. Step 11:

    Finally take the jelly out from the fridge and place a piece of greaseproof paper over the top , invert and carefully peel off the cling film from the jelly. Cut the jelly into cubes and place them on the cream around the raspberries. Dust with icing sugar and serve.


  • For the topping

    • 250g Mascarpone cheese
    • 150ml Custard (vanilla)
    • 1 tbsp Elderflower cordial
    • 300g Raspberries (fresh)
    • 3 tbsp Kirsch
    • 250ml Raspberry purée
    • 3 tbsp Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 4 Gelatine leaves (soaked in cold water)
    •  Silver spoon icing sugar (to dust)
  • For the sponge

    • 250g Butter (unsalted)
    • 250g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 4 Egg(s) (free range)
    • 250g Almonds (ground)
    • 30g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 0.5 tsp Almond extract


  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper
  • Electric whisk
  • Saucepan
  • Clingfilm
  • Mixing bowl
  • Pastry cutters
  • Glass bowls
  • Greaseproof paper

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