Cake Trimming Chocolate Orange Trifle

Cake Trimming Chocolate Orange Trifle


  • Left over cake trimmings (I used carrot cake)
  • 300g tinned mandarins
  • 300g cream cheese
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 350ml milk
  • 500ml double cream
  • 1.5 tbsp cornstarch
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp Cointreau


  1. To make the chocolate custard, whisk the eggs with the caster sugar and cornstarch in a bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, on the hob heat 100ml of double cream, the milk and 100g dark chocolate until it reaches a boil. Then remove from the heat and allow to cool lightly
  3. Pour the chocolate mixture over the eggs gradually, whilst continuing to whisk.
  4. Pour the mixture back into the pan continue to whisk and allow to thicken. Then place in to a bowl with clingfilm on the top (so it doesn’t form a film) and place it in the fridge.
  5. In  another bowl whisk together the cream cheese and icing sugar.
  6. To assemble the trifle, lay a layer of the cake trimming and spoon over a couple of tablespoons of Cointreau.
  7. Then spread a layer of the cream cheese mixture, followed by another layer of cake trimmings and Cointreau.
  8. Then place a layer of the mandarins, followed by a layer of the chocolate custard.
  9. Finally, whip the remaining cream to stiff peaks and spread over the final layer. Finish the trifle by topping it with cocoa powder.

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