Boozy strawberry trifle for one

1 Sep

Boozy strawberry trifle for one - The Hungry Mum

Spring has sprung! At least, it has in the southern hemisphere and today, the first day of Spring, the skies were blue, the wattle was out and all was right in the world.

To celebrate this most beloved of seasons it seemed fitting to make a dessert as sweet as the weather.

Allow me to present a fresh, spring-time trifle with just a smidge of alcohol. I made this as a light dessert, prefect for Ladies Who Lunch.

When I saw the strawberries I just knew they would make a delectable dessert. This is such a simple throw together treat that you can throw together in no time. No Cointreau? No worries – Champagne or a decent sparkling white wine would work just as well.

Because I don’t want to waster alcohol, I made two alcohol-free versions for Miss7 and 9. Simply swap the Cointreau for freshly squeezed orange juice. I served the little people their trifle in a squat drinking glass rather than my wedding gift martini glasses 🙂

Boozy strawberry trifle for one The Hungry Mum


1 punnet of strawberries

2 tablespoons Cointreau

Whipping cream

Boozy strawberry trifle for one... The Hungry Mum

For cake:

I used the Victoria sponge recipe from the stunning new book Naked Cakes by Lyndel Miller. In the book this recipe is used to make a 20cm round cake – I made mine in a 30x20cm rectangular tin and adjusted the baking time down.

100grams unsalted butter, diced, at room temperature

100g caster sugar

100g self-raising flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 tablespoons Cointreau, extra

strawberry The Hungry Mum


Wash and slice strawberries then place in a ceramic or glass bowl and pur over the Cointreau. Set aside for at least an hour or overnight.

Preheat oven to 160C and grease and line a 30x20cm rectangular cake tin.

In bowl of electric mixer beat butter and sugar until lighter in colour and not gritty.

Sift together the self-raising flour and baking powder, then add the flour mix and beaten eggs in alternate measures, beating well.

Scrape into the tin and bake for 16 minutes. Remove from oven, stand for 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool complteley. When cold use a 5cm cookie-cutter to cut rounds from the cake and use a pastrybrush to brush cake rounds with the extra Cointreau.

Whip the cream in a spotlessly clean bowl until soft peaks form.

In a serving glass place a generous dollop of the cream, then a layer of cake, then strawberries. Repeat until glass is full. Serve immediately.

Boozy strawberry trifle for one


38 Responses to “Boozy strawberry trifle for one”

  1. kolytyi September 1, 2015 at 11:05 am #

    I’m afraid I have post-dinner hunger!!!

    • thehungrymum September 2, 2015 at 10:19 am #

      Post-dinner hunger is my usual state of being 😉

  2. Lynz Real Cooking September 1, 2015 at 11:47 am #

    wow love the pictures! Looks divine1

  3. clairneriah September 1, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

    This is so beautifully presented and it also looks yummy. Can’t wait to try this.

    • thehungrymum September 2, 2015 at 10:19 am #

      Thank u so much. You will love this dessert!

  4. PigLove September 1, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

    Licks piggy lips. I absolutely LOVE strawberries anyway any kind. Am I too young for this boozy fantastic strawberry perfection? XOXO – Bacon

    • thehungrymum September 2, 2015 at 6:58 am #

      Maybe you are a bit young, my porcine pal 🙂

      • PigLove September 2, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

        Darn it. Stomps hooves. I thought you might say that. It looked really, REALLY good too. XOXO – Bacon

  5. What's Bec Cooking September 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    Looks yum! And yay for Spring! It was still a cold day today for us in Perth….:(

    • thehungrymum September 2, 2015 at 10:18 am #

      Thank you! Was a cool start here but the blue sky was so vivid and invigorating! My fav kind of weather – sunny but 19C 🙂

      • What's Bec Cooking September 3, 2015 at 4:35 pm #

        Yes, finally seeing some sunshine at the end of this cold rainy season 🙂

  6. MealsWithMel September 1, 2015 at 5:01 pm #


  7. Shari September 1, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

    This looks so delicious and refreshing! I bet the Contreau really adds a great flavor to the strawberries. Such a beautiful presentation, too!

    • thehungrymum September 3, 2015 at 9:12 am #

      Awww, ta 🙂 It was fun to make – and eat!

  8. Angela | The Chewy Life September 1, 2015 at 5:23 pm #

    Happy spring to you!! This is a fabulous dessert, thanks for sharing!!

    • thehungrymum September 2, 2015 at 6:57 am #

      Cheers Angela – a dessert with grog is a wonderful thing!

  9. youthfoodblog September 1, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

    Lovely dessert!

  10. Edible Reflections September 1, 2015 at 6:55 pm #

    Yum and cheers! 🙂

  11. All That I'm Eating September 2, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    This sounds delicious and what a great thing to do with strawberries.

    • thehungrymum September 2, 2015 at 11:57 pm #

      Yes, I find most food can be improved upon with the addition of alcohol 🙂

  12. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella September 3, 2015 at 1:06 am #

    Very cute idea making a single serve! And there are so many strawberries around at the moment too!

    • thehungrymum September 3, 2015 at 9:13 am #

      Thanks! Loving all the cheap strawbs – am snapping them up and freezing for later.

  13. lost in utensils September 3, 2015 at 6:51 am #

    This was certainly meant for one, I never share desserts. I’ve got so many strawberries growing at the moment….well timed recipe!

    • thehungrymum September 3, 2015 at 6:53 am #

      Sharing desserts isn’t A Thing as far as I’m concerned – unless I want to sample The Hungry’s Dad’s dessert 😉

  14. nepaliaustralian September 4, 2015 at 10:34 am #

    Ohoo yum yum , wish I can have one now 😦

  15. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter September 4, 2015 at 11:07 am #

    This is such a pretty trifle! Love the single serving size!

    • thehungrymum September 4, 2015 at 10:49 pm #

      Cheers Kelly. I am such a fan of individual desserts.

  16. Amanda @ Adventures All Around September 6, 2015 at 4:01 am #

    Oh this looks delicious, and I love the way you found a good way to use your leftovers. This could be a great thing to do when the sparkle goes out of that sparkling wine 🙂

  17. Kelly Long Burstow September 14, 2015 at 1:31 am #

    Get out of town! This is awesome (and dangerous)! I love how it’s a recipe for 1.

    • The Hungry Mum September 14, 2015 at 2:21 am #

      Yep, it is absolutely an adults-only dessert 🙂


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