Raspberry and Sherry Trifle Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 50 MINUTES

3 ratings


  • 1 (18 oz) package cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups dry sherry
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
  • 3 (12 oz) packages frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed
  • whipped cream, for garnish, optional
  • fresh raspberries, for garnish, optional
  • fresh mint, for garnish, optional


Preheat oven to 350°. Butter and flour a 13 by 9-inch baking pan.


Prepare the cake according to package directions, but use 1/2 cup of the sherry in place of 1/2 cup water. When baked, let cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cut the cake into large cubes, about 1 1/2-inches wide.


Place the egg yolks, granulated sugar and remaining 1 cup sherry into the top of a double boiler. Whisk until completely combined. Place the top pan over simmering water (do not let water touch the bottom of the top pan). With a wooden spoon, stir over medium heat for about 8 minutes, until the custard is quite thick, about the consistency of mayonnaise. Let cool.


Whip the cream with the confectioners' sugar. Take half of the whipped cream and fold into the cooled custard.


To assemble:


In the bottom of a trifle bowl or a 13 by 9-inch disposable aluminum foil pan, layer 1/3 of the cake cubes, 1/3 of the raspberries and 1/3 of the custard. Continue layering, ending with custard. Take the remaining whipped cream and completely cover the top of the custard. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. Serve with additional whipped cream, fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint, if desired.

Raspberry and Sherry Trifle


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3 Reviews

David 11/25/2016
Very good, I mad

Very good, I made mine with smoked sausage but it was hard to keep lit.

ELIZABETH 7/26/2015
Love this recipe

Love this recipe! Such a beautiful dessert that is a favorite of my family & friends!
Mrs. Jackie- please don't let the Sherry in the recipe keep you from making this. The alcohol will dissipate during baking and only leave you with a wonderfully flavored cake. I am going to use this cake recipe for a layer cake & add Marscapone Cheese & strawberry filling between the layers!

Mrs. Jackie
Mrs. Jackie 5/22/2015
Well, haven't tr

Well, haven't tried it yet. Was wondering what I could use instead of Sherry? I don't drink.

Thanks so much,

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