Saturday, November 23, 2013

Individual Lemon Raspberry Trifles

Certain flavors are just meant to be together.

You may not agree with me, but I think that lemons and raspberries are perfectly suited to one another. Don't you just love raspberry flavored lemonade? If you do, I bet you'll also fall head over heels with these Individual Lemon Raspberry Trifles. You could make one large trifle, but I can tell you that it won't look as lovely and delicate as these little beauties.

I make these year-round, but they are absolutely perfect for a light dessert after a heavy holiday meal, or a great sweet to serve at a cocktail party.

Remember that Way Better Than Starbucks Iced Lemon Pound Cake I made a few weeks ago? That's the perfect cake to use for this dessert, which incidentally, is so simple, you hardly need a recipe! If you're interested in the little plastic glasses I used, I ordered them on Amazon, and they have different shapes and sizes.

 measurements are only given as a guide for about 16 trifles


a few pieces of Lemon Cake (this one is perfect-but don't use the icing in the trifles)
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
freshly whipped cream (real cream, not Cool Whip or the spray stuff in a can)
optional: some raspberry or lemon liqueur, like Limoncello

1. Set aside as many whole raspberries as the number of trifles you are making, for the top.

2. Roughly crush the remaining fresh raspberries in a bowl and add the sugar and lemon juice. Set aside for 10 minutes, and it will develop some lovely juice.

3. Put some pieces of cake in the bottom of the glasses, and drizzle with liqueur if using. 

4. Top with some crushed raspberries, cream and repeat once more, ending with cream.

5. Top with a fresh raspberry and refrigerate for at least an hour or so before serving.

If you enjoyed this, here are some similar recipes~

Only in LA...

a gorgeous sunset from my street, a few days ago


  1. What wonderful trifles - LOVELY flavors
    Mary x

  2. Aren't they beautiful, I love lemon and raspberry and LOVE trifle!!

  3. Great minds think alike Christina! Did you see the limoncello mousse parfaits that I posted yesterday? These look so good too! I love lemon and raspberries together.

    1. Wow! No, I didn't, Kim, but I have done this with other bloggers before where we have posted the same dish or very similar on the same day! Did you see one of the 3 similar recipes below includes Limoncello TIramisu? Too funny! I'm off to look at yours! ;)

  4. Hi Christina,

    How is the weather at California? I'm wondering because your pretty lemon raspberry trifles is screaming so loud the word, SUMMER to me!!! :D


    1. Hi Zoe, the weather is a little fickle right now...we had super hot summer weather last week, then a rainstorm and cooler weather and now it's just lovely! These are also perfect for spring or summer-I hope you try them and let me know what you think! :) Thanks, Zoe! CC

  5. I love these trifles! It's the perfect, simple delicious dessert. And we're having amazing weather here in the Bay Area too. Crazy!

    1. Thanks, Susan! Just a few days pass and now we're in the 30s! Yikes, it's cold!


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