Trifle-misu recipe

(2 ratings)

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Preparation Time25 mins
Cooking Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories591 Kcal30%
Fat40 g57%
Saturated Fat20 g100%
Carbohydrates42 g16%

Our trifle-misu recipe is a fun hybrid of two of our favourite desserts. It's delicious and easy to make. 

Prepare our trifle-misu ahead of time in individual glasses or one large dish for the ultimate, easy dinner party dessert. We've combined our favourite elements from the classic trifle and tiramisu to create one mega recipe.


  • For the cream:
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 250g pot mascarpone
  • 1tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 125ml whipping cream
  • 3tbsp of medium sweet Marsala wine

For the compote:

  • 300g raspberries
  • 15g caster sugar

To assemble:

  • 24 Amaretti biscuits, gluten free
  • 50ml strong coffee (50ml water + 1/2tsp instant coffee)
  • 30g white chocolate

You will need:

  • 6 glasses




  1. Start by making the compote. Set six of the most attractive berries aside and put the remainder into a pan with the sugar. Cook over a low heat, mix the berries until they fall apart. Bring up to the boil and set aside to cool.
  2. For the cream put the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Using a handheld electric whisk beat until the mixture balloons is volume and turns extremely thick and pale. In a separate bowl whisk the marsala, vanilla and mascarpone and cream together until stiff. Gently fold the two mixtures together and set them aside.
  3. Dip 12 of the biscuits into the coffee and break 2 into the base of each glass. Grate the chocolate on top using a fine parmesan or nutmeg grater. Divide half of the compote between the glasses. Followed by half of the cream mixture. Repeat and top with the spare raspberries and a little extra grated chocolate. Chill for 2 hours, or overnight in the fridge. Remove from the fridge 30 mins before serving.

Top tips for making trifle-misu:

  • If you have time, it's best to make the trifle-misu the night before so that the flavours fully infuse

  • We like the individual servings but you could assemble this in one large trifle dish if you prefer

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Rose Fooks
Deputy Food Editor

Rose Fooks is Deputy Food Editor at Future Publishing, creating recipes, reviewing products and writing food features for a range of lifestyle and home titles including GoodTo and Woman&Home. Before joining the team, Rose obtained a Diplome de Patisserie and Culinary Management at London’s Le Cordon Bleu. Going on to work in professional kitchens at The Delaunay and Zedel.