Servings: 4 Prep: 5 mins Cook: 0 min Total: 5 mins
This one is AMAZING! It’s little more than a combination of several other recipes, but the end result is out of this world. Anyone that says there are no options in low-carb and that it’s “boring” hasn’t dug into this blend of fresh fruit, cake, pudding and whipped cream and been awed by it.
This one comes from my memory as a kid. I started working in restaurants at about 14 years old, but prior to that, I cooked at home quite often. I ran an underground candy making business, focusing primarily on hard-candy suckers, but I’d also build houses and various shapes and molds with chocolates. I was known to whip up chicken and dumplings or cioppino for the family. I also remember making trifles. Oh, how I LOVED trifles! As a kid, whipping up one of these brightly colored, layered desserts, in this large fancy glass bowl we had … to me … it was “fancy”. I’m not sure if I understood high end foods at that age. I just knew that this was the best thing I knew how to make. If I was looking to impress someone with my 12 year old culinary prowess … I would whip up a trifle; making my own lady fingers, macerating my own berries, making my own pudding (from a box … you know … I was a kid!), etc. I’d carefully layer it all together and then strut, swagger and gloat. Perfection!
Note: This recipe is designed for little 1 cup portions. In the photos, I’d found some pretty cool little 8 oz. plastic cups, but obviously this recipe can be cut and scaled and divided into large “family sized” or even larger sizes for things like potlucks. Just make more of the ingredients and layer it all into a nice big bowl and share with friends and family!
- 1 recipe sponge cake
- 1 cup pastry cream
- 1 cup whipped cream
- 1/2 cup sugar-free orange marmalade
- 1 cup fresh blackberries washed and dried
- Cut the sponge cake into 12 pieces (I cut circles to match the shape of my cups, but really any shape will do).
- Place 1 piece of sponge cake in the bottom of a cup. Top it with a heaping tablespoon of pastry cream and whipped cream. Also add about 2 tsp of marmalade and a few berries. Repeat this process two more times, topping with the remaining berries.
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