Rhubarb and Ginger Trifles

Layers of sponge fruit, custard and cream in these luscious Rhubarb and Ginger Trifles

Dessert, Rhubarb | April 26, 2015 | By

These Rhubarb and Ginger Trifles are a rhubarb recipe you can make with only two stalks of rhubarb and it will feed a family of four.  I usually have a pack of trifle sponges or some sponge fingers in my larder, they are ideal to pair with fruit because a trifle will stretch the most meagre of ingredients into a feast.

Delicious Individual Rhubarb and Ginger Trifles


Rhubarb and Ginger Trifle Recipe

Rhubarb and Ginger Trifles

An easy Rhubarb and Ginger Trifle that can stretch two stalks of rhubarb to feed four people! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: rhubarb
Servings: 4
Author: Farmersgirl Kitchen
  • 4 trifle sponges
  • 2 tbsp Madeira Sherry or orange juice
  • 2 stalks of rhubarb
  • 1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 250 ml ready made custard
  • 150 ml double or whipping cream
  • 20 g flaked almonds
  1. Chop the rhubarb into small pieces and place in a saucepan with the ginger and the sugar, heat gently until the juices run and the rhubarb is soft.  Put the rhubarb to one side to cool.
  2. Place one trifle sponge in the base of each of the ramekins, pour 1/2 a tbsp of Madeira, Sherry or orange juice over each one.
  3. Divide the poached rhubarb between the ramekins along with any of the remaining juices.
  4. Cover the rhubarb with custard.
  5. Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks, either pipe it on top or spoon it over the custard.
  6. Toast the flaked almonds in a dry pan until they start to turn golden, let them cool.  Just before serving sprinkle the flaked almonds over the top of the trifles.

A Simple Rhubarb and Ginger Trifle recipe creates 4 individual trifles from only two stalks of rhubarb #rhubarb #ginger #trifle #dessert #recipe




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I’m adding this simple recipe to the Great British Rhubarb Recipe Round-Up  Linky Party which Karen at Lavender and Lovage and I are hosting.  There are already an amazing number of fabulous rhubarb recipes on the Linky, but if you have any more then please add them to the Linky below.
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Heidi Roberts
Heidi Roberts

What a great idea for a quick and easy pudding!

Nazima Pathan
Nazima Pathan

ooh these look delicious! I love rhubarb -you've some interesting recipes linked up too!


Lovely recipe!
We love rhubarb and trifle in this house, and it would work well with the rhubarb compote I have in the larder. I might have to try this today !!

Keep Calm and Fanny On

Looks great, and I've got some sponge fingers to use too! Sooooooooooooo many lovely rhubarb recipes linked, fabulous!

Emma Julia
Emma Julia

These sound utterly scrummy – rhubarb and ginger are my dream combo!

Karen S Booth

FABULOUS recipe Janice and such pretty photos too! Karen

Kat BakingExplorer

They look perfect and refreshing!


I love the combo of Rhubarb & Ginger. Having it in a trifle makes the perfect pud. Thanks for a super recipe. Sammie http://www.feastingisfun.com