Shhh… Can you Keep a Secret? Today I am sharing with you my Peaches and Cream Trifle recipe. It is the ultimate quick in-a-pinch dessert recipe that your guest will clamor for.
I am almost ashamed to say that this recipe has been my go-to dessert for years when pressed for time, and yet I have never blogged about it before. Why have I not shared this divine Peaches and Cream Trifle recipe with you until today? I was afraid you would judge me because it is just so freaking easy and quick to make. But it is also one of my most consistently raved dessert. Every time I make this for guests I get rave reviews. Sometimes greatness comes from simplicity.
Ah peaches and cream! These three little words always make me feel guidy as I think of summer and happy times. Peaches are in the Top 3 of my favorite summertime fruits. But in the winter, forget getting nice fresh fruit. That is when I reach for canned peaches. Did you know that most canned peaches are actually California cling peaches?
As with most frozen and canned produce, California cling peaches are picked and packed in their own juices within a 24 hour time frame. This ensures that the peaches keep their appearance, texture, flavour and nutritional content. In fact, studies show that the canning process of peaches has been proven to increase key nutrients including Vitamin A, Vitamin C and folate. Love getting better nutrition during these blah months. Disclosure: this post was sponsored by California cling peaches.
A Matcha Made in Heaven
I did put a fun twist on my Peaches and Cream Trifle this time by making my Swiss roll matcha Cake as the base. I am a big fan of matcha in baking. It gives a nice taste that pairs really well with peaches here and I just love the color combination. If your matcha is not the greenest feel free to add a bit of green food coloring.
Trifle tip: if guest are on their way and you can only do a quick trip to the grocery store, feel free to buy a pre-made cake. In all honestly, I have made this trifle with store bought angel food cake so many time and no one has been the wiser. Or you could make any sponge cake recipe you normally prepare.
Not only am I sharing with you today my secret go-to easy trifle, I am even going to show you two ways to present it! The recipe card below gives you the traditional in-a-bowl presentation. And after the recipe I will show you how to make adorable individually prepared dessert jars!
Ok I have made you wait long enough, my secret is revealed, here is my Boozy Peaches and Cream Trifle recipe!
Boozy Peaches and Cream Trifle with Matcha Cake
- Swiss Roll Matcha Cake or any sponge cake you have/buy
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup of rum or experiment with other alcohols
- 1-28 oz can of sliced peaches in syrup
- 1 cup 35% cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons slivered almonds toasted
- Tear the cake into pieces and fill a trifle bowl about 2/3 up.
- Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of rum into a measuring cup, fill measuring cup with peach syrup to make a total of 1 cup of liquid. Pour over the cake evenly and push the cake down gently to absorb the liquid.
- Add a nice full layer of drained peaches on top of the cake in a decorative pattern.
- With a mixer, beat the cream until it just starts to thicken. Add the sugar and keep beating until you have almost stiff peaks.
- Spread the whipped cream over the peaches and top with toasted slivered almonds.
Perfect for dessert jars!
Dessert jars are just the cutest, right? It’s a great way to serve your trifle individually in a unique way, plus you can close the lid to make the extra portions last longer over the next few days! great for portion control too!
For these jars it is important to have a Swiss roll or a thin sponge cake. Cut two jar sized circles of cake for every jar you are making. Add one circle at the bottom of the jar and pour over it about 1 tablespoon of soaking liquid. Next place two slices of peaches up against the wall of the jar and top with a good dollop of the whipped cream. Repeat again to make a full second layer as just described, and decorate as desired. So cute!
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Beautiful trifle Evelyne…I am loving all the layers, and yes, rum sounds delicious, a lovely touch to this dessert.
I hope you have a great week ahead 🙂
Thank you Juliana and have agreat week too!
Now thats one of a kind trifle! I would definitely want several servings of this
That is the exact reason why you should not make this recipe to often 😉
And are we to judge you!!! who does not like and easy quick dessert anyways? I’ve never met one yet :). This is such an easy recipe to make, I like the colors a lot. I do not know why I always find canned peaches lack the flavor.. may be I should check the label next time to make sure it is from this California company, thanks for the tip and the yummy dessert.
Well thansk for not judging Amira 😉 Well I agree canned peaches made not be quite the ripe fruit off the tree…..but hey in witer it is better than nothing! But yeah I did see some tins with peaches from other countries and they are not always up too par.
Peaches and Cream reminds me of the oatmeal my mom tried to shove down my throat when I was younger. I liked it, but I didn’t like the peach hunks. They made me wanna vomit, so I would always pick them out. Now I only wish I far more outgoing when it came to food when I was younger, but man, if I could eat oatmeal, hot damn, SOOOOOO many awesome recipes would go down in my kitchen. And maybe a few FAILS 😉
OMG Quaker Oats, totally loved the peaches and cream one lol. Can you do rice? I forget, a nice bowl of Congee lol? Never had it but will in China. I DON’T BELEIVE YOU CAN FAIL in the recipe! To answer question from your post, going with Air Canada so yeah they have the screens. Nope I have been avoiding the movies actually lol. I will have loas on my tablet too. But you were business of first class to HKG right (from the pic I saw)?
Why yes, I was in first class but……. I was in coach for Greece/Italy and for Taiwan…. And really, those weren’t too bad – you just have to mentally prepare and bring SNACKS! haha! I’ve never done Air Canada though!
hmm, no excuses for first class 😉 SNACKS are a given for any trip 1h and up hahahahaha!
Store-bough angel food cake is usually pretty good, I’ve found. Fun trifle — really nice combo of flavors. Good recipe. And fun piece about Mapplethorpe. Love this photos! Have you read Patti Smith’s _Just Kids_? About her time with Mapplethorpe in New York when they were first together? Usually not the type of book I like, but it’s really good.
yep angel food cake from the store to use with other tuff, not bad. Oh glad you like the Mapplethorpe video. There was a lot abut Patti Smith in the show, even a section dedicated to pics of her. I’ll have to look into that book, thanks John!
This looks SO good! I’d love to dig in to one of those little pots, peaches and cream is always a winner.
Thanks Caroline lol. Yeah I tried to only have one jar a day 🙂
OK. I don’t know what I want more, that matcha cake or all of the trifle!????
LOL that is why the matcha cake is in the trifle hi hi. No need to choose a favorite.
Ooh I love matcha and this looks like a real beauty!
Hello fellow matcha fan 😀 Yes makes a great presentation and silly easy!
It’s always good to have a go to dessert. I always have some tinned fruit in the pantry for emergencies and usually make poached fruit with it. Now to see where our yellow clings come from.
Oh poached fruit sounds good, has been forever since I made that.
I adore peach desserts, but have never made a peach trifle! Your presentation is so fun. This has got to happen in my kitchen!!!
It’s a little breath of summer in these cold winter months. Hope you enjoy it!
HOLY SMOKES, do these look good or what?!??!!! Thanks for sharing… and making me hungry! 😉
Ha ha my pleasure Gingi, passing a bowl threw your screen.
Not only does this look really, really delicious, it looks relatively easy as well. Love it! Thanks for finally sharing your recipe. 🙂 Also, thanks for sharing the Mapplethorpe exhibit. I love his work.
Thanks MJ it is so easy to make and everyone love it. Oh so cool you know Mapplethorpe, have you ever seen one of his shows?
Peach, cream and matcha cake…what a heavenly combo and not to mention it’s so quick to make!!! Well done, Evelyne.
Thank you Angie, it is definitely a keeper. Made it on NYE and guests loved it.