Mock Trifle

On our wedding anniversay my husband and I went for a walk by the creek. When we came across some huge blackberry bushes we couldn’t resist picking some.  

On our anniversay we always cook each other a special meal. My husband cooks the starter and main course, while I cook the dessert. This year I didn’t have much time to plan ahead and decided to make chocolate trifle, which is a favourite of both or ours and I could include our freshly picked blackberries.

When it came to prepare the dessert it had gotten late and it coincided with trying to put Baby G to bed, I didn’t have time to make a proper trifle so I made these little individual ‘mock’ trifles – something I came up with there and then. They turned out to be totally delicious and much quicker so I am recommending this recipe to you.

Serves 2:


These measurements are approximate, they filled the two small champagne glasses I decided to serve them in (add more of less accordingly)

  • 100g blackberries
  • 2tsp sugar
  • 2 trifle sponges
  • 150g custard
  • 50g chocolate (or more if you love chocolate!)


  1. Gently heat the blackberries with the sugar until they are soft and slightly liquid.
  2. Place the trifle sponge in the bottom of glass/dish, you may need to cut the sponge to fit.
  3. Pour the blackberry mixture over the sponge and leave to soak in
  4. Break chocolate into small pieces and place in microwave proof bowl with custard, heat on a low temperature for 30 seconds at a time stirring until chocolate has completely melted and mixed with custard.
  5. Pour chocolate custard over sponges and place in fridge for custard to set.

Check out the romantic setting:

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