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Jaffa Cake Trifle! – Jane’s Patisserie

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A scrumptious showstopping Jaffa cake Trifle with orange jelly, chocolate custard, cream and naturally SO MANY Jaffa muffins!

So yeah… this has occurred. It’s not one I ever thought I might get the possibility to do, however after SO MANY REQUESTS right here is my Jaffa Cake Trifle!


Trifles are a type of issues that may be just a little bit like marmite, however personally I’m now a totally fledged fan. I by no means was once, I’ll admit, however I just do love them now. 

I really feel like as I’ve needed to make so many, resembling my lemon trifle, chocolate orange trifle and raspberry Prosecco trifle I’ve initiated myself into loving them a lot. How can I not?! I’ve style examined so many! 

There are various opinions on how it’s best to do a trifle, however on the finish of the day the layer order doesn’t actually matter so don’t come for me should you disagree! You are able to do the order nevertheless you fancy and like which is a part of the appeal. 

Jaffa muffins

The plain and key a part of this recipe is the Jaffa muffins. They’re the star of the present, the theme of the bake, and all the level of this trifle! I do know this recipe can be a convincing success due to how insanely in style my Jaffa cake cheesecake is. 

I wished to get the concept of Jaffa muffins in as many layers as potential so they’re within the base with the jelly, one other layer within the center, and a few chopped up on high – you possibly can in fact add extra if you want.

One factor I’ll say now could be that I’m totally conscious that the jelly inside a Jaffa is definitely apricot flavour, however I caught with orange because it’s straightforward to entry and do and many individuals desire orange jelly I’m certain. You’ll be able to in fact use no matter flavour Jaffa cake you like, and subsequently no matter flavour jelly you like as properly. 


For the jelly, I used the jelly cubes you may get on the grocery store. Nothing too fancy, however it’s straightforward – lower the cubes of jelly up, dissolve in some boiling water, and add some chilly water. I made a decision to stage it up barely and add some marmalade as properly, however that is elective. 

I layered some Jaffa muffins on the underside, after which poured the jelly over. There’s a slight change that the warmth of the jelly could soften the Jaffa muffins considerably, so in case you are nervous you are able to do the jelly first, after which add the Jaffa cake layer on high. 


For the custard I made a decision to make use of a store purchased custard… I do know, shock horror. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH SHOP BOUGHT GUYS. However to stage it up, and match the theme a bit higher, I made it chocolate flavoured. 

You’ll be able to simply purchase a long-life or contemporary custard from the grocery store and add some chocolate, and soften collectively to make a scrumptious chocolate custard. You may make your personal like in my chocolate college cake and custard recipe, however I discover that far thinner in comparison with the store purchased technique. 


As talked about above, you possibly can order a trifle in whichever and no matter means you need. For the opposite filling elements I made a decision to make use of a layer of marmalade, some slices of Mandarins and a few sweetened whipped cream. 

I wished to stay to a barely extra orange and fruity like theme, and for me you possibly can’t have a trifle with out cream on high – its principally against the law. 

As all the time, you possibly can swap and alter issues to what you like. This Jaffa cake trifle doesn’t include alcohol as its extra of a household pleasant bake with out, however be at liberty so as to add one thing in should you fancy. 

Ideas & Tips 

I take advantage of a trifle bowl that’s a couple of 20cm/8″ spherical bowl – however you should utilize any trifle bowl actually. Some are bigger than others, similar to some are smaller than others – so your layers could look totally different in the long run! 

Should you don’t fancy shopping for a trifle bowl for only one dessert, you possibly can in fact simply use any dish you fancy – because it all tastes the identical as soon as eaten any means! 

  • I used tinned mandarins with the juice drained
  • I used double cream with icing sugar whipped myself to make the whipped cream
  • I used the traditional Jaffa cake flavour 
  • I used jelly cubes to make my very own jelly 
  • I used store purchased custard however flavoured it to be chocolate 

Chocolate Custard

  • 150 g darkish chocolate
  • 500 ml custard

Whipped Orange Cream

  • 600 ml double cream
  • Zest of 1 orange (elective)
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar

Jaffa Truffles

  • 400 g jaffa muffins (+ additional)


  • 1 packet orange jelly
  • 250 ml boiling water
  • 250 ml chilly water
  • 200 g marmalade

The whole lot Else

  • 2 tins mandarin segments (or contemporary slices from an orange)
  • 1 jaffa muffins
  • grated chocolate
  • orange zest
  • sprinkles
  • Layer half of the Jaffa muffins on the underside of the trifle bowl

  • In a jug/bowl, add the jelly cubes and pour over the boiling water. Whisk till the cubes have dissolved.

  • Add the chilly water, and marmalade and whisk till mixed. Pour over the Jaffa muffins.

  • Depart to set for 3-4 hours.

  • Add the custard to a pan over a low-medium warmth and start to warmth.

  • Add the chocolate and stir collectively till the chocolate has melted and custard is mixed.

  • Cool barely.

  • Add the double cream to a bowl, add the icing sugar, and the zest of the orange and whisk to delicate peaks. 

  • Begin constructing the remainder of the trifle

  • Pour the custard over the jelly layer, after which add on the mandarins and marmalade.

  • Add on the second layer of Jaffa muffins

  • Unfold excessive the whipped orange cream, and enhance with something you fancy resembling extra Jaffa cake, orange zest and even sprinkles!

  • You should use any flavour Jaffa cake 
  • The Mandarin Slices will be slices of orange from the contemporary fruit, or you should utilize the liquid from the mandarin tin instead of the contemporary orange juice. 
  • It will final for 3 days as soon as made, however is greatest eaten contemporary.
  • Portions for this recipe are full estimates because it completely is dependent upon your trifle bowl!
  • I advocate utilizing this trifle bowl!

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