Easy lemon trifle

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Some pre-made ingredients are all you need to make this simple but delicious lemon trifle.

Easy lemon trifle

Nobody will ever guess that you took a shortcut with this lovely layered dessert. Airy angel food cake and creamy lemon curd make a perfectly light end to a meal.

Easy lemon trifle recipe

Serves about 12


  • 1 angel food cake, cut into chunks
  • Dessert wine (like sherry) or lemonade for a nonalcoholic version
  • 1-1/2 cups lemon curd (store-bought or homemade)
  • 2 cups whipped cream


  1. Place a layer of angel food cake into the bottom of trifle dish.
  2. Sprinkle the cake with dessert wine to scantly cover the cake (about 1 tablespoon).
  3. Top with a layer of lemon curd, then a layer of whipped cream.
  4. Repeat layers as many times as needed fill the trifle dish.
  5. Chill for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours before serving.


For individual servings, layer trifle ingredients in Mason jars or other small glass dishes.

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