Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 480g double cream
  • 1 ready-made angel food cake
  • Icing sugar, for garnish, optional
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple jam or apricot preserve, for garnish, optional
  • 225g cream cheese
  • Pinch salt
  • One 170g punnet blackberries
  • Two 170g punnets blueberries
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Two 450g punnets strawberries

Method

1) Trim and quarter the strawberries and set aside. Combine the
blueberries, blackberries, 100g granulated sugar, 80ml water, lemon
zest, juice and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over
medium heat and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the
berries break down and the sauce thickens, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove
from the heat and cool.
2) Place the cream cheese, 60ml cream, the remaining granulated sugar
and the vanilla extract in a large bowl and whisk on medium speed
until smooth and fluffy. In a second large bowl, whisk the remaining
cream until stiff peaks form. Fold about one-quarter of the whisked
cream into the cream cheese mixture until lightened, and then fold in
the remaining cream.
3) To assemble the trifle, rip or cut the angel food cake into 2-inch pieces. Place half the cake pieces in the bottom of a 12-to-14-cup trifle dish or large bowl. Top with about half the blueberry sauce, half the cream and half the quartered strawberries. Repeat the layers with the
remaining cake, berry sauce, cream and strawberries. Cover with cling
film and chill 8 hours or overnight. Before serving either dust with icing sugar or heat the apple jelly in the microwave for 25 seconds to
loosen, and then brush over the strawberries.