Rice Cookers Recipes

Layered Trifle Tower

Zojirushi Recipe – Layered Trifle Tower

A trifle cake made using your rice cooker! This decadent cake is made with layers of whole wheat sponge cake, marsala sherry, raspberry jam, custard, fresh fruits and whipped cream. This festive dessert can be made a day ahead to make your meal planning easy!

            	Layered Trifle Tower  Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 10-14):

For Sponge Cake:

  • 6-7 cups Whole Wheat Sponge Cake, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (see recipe here)
  • 1/4-1/3 cup marsala sherry or cranberry juice
  • 5 Tbsp. seedless raspberry jam

For Custard:

  • 7 Tbsp. sugar
  • 5 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

For Fruit Layer:

  • 1.5 lb. sliced fresh strawberries
  • 12 oz. fresh blueberries

For Whipped Cream:

  • 16 oz. whipped cream

For Decoration:

  • Mint leaves

You will need a 3 qt. trifle bowl.

NOTE: The sponge cake can only be made in the following Rice Cooker models: NS-TGC10/18 or NS-TSC10/18.

              Layered Trifle Tower Step 1

Cook the whole wheat sponge cake. For steps to making the cake, see here

While making the sponge cake, prepare the custard. Place sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan and mix together. Add egg yolks and mix well.

              Layered Trifle Tower Step 2

Gradually add milk, then heat over medium heat until first bubbles start forming on the surface, a few minutes. Stir constantly to keep the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

              Layered Trifle Tower Step 3

Remove from heat, then strain with a fine mesh strainer. Add butter, vanilla extract and mix thoroughly. Cover and set aside.

              Layered Trifle Tower Step 4

Layer the cake. When the sponge cake is done, transfer to a plate and allow to cool. Cut into cubes, and use half the amount to cover the bottom of the trifle bowl. Brush with sherry or cranberry juice. Warm raspberry jam in a microwave at high (1200 w) for 15 seconds. Brush the softened jam over the cubes.

              Layered Trifle Tower Step 5

Take one-third of the sliced fresh strawberries and fresh blueberries and layer on top.

              Layered Trifle Tower Step 6

Take half of the custard and layer over the fruit.

              Layered Trifle Tower Step 7

Using a pastry bag or plastic bag, pipe one-third of the whipped cream on top of the custard.

              Layered Trifle Tower Step 8

Repeat steps 4 to 7 to add another set of layers. Top with remaining whipped cream and fruits. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, and up to 24 hours.

              Layered Trifle Tower Step 9

Decorate with mint leaves and serve. Enjoy!