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May 4, 2011

Disney Blog Hop: Garden View Tea Room English Trifle Recipe

Welcome to those of you joining me from this week's Disney Blog Hop!  Thanks to THE Disneyland Mom for hosting!  Please stop by her blog Babes in Disneyland each Thursday to join in on the fun!



I am always excited to participate in the Disney Blog Hop, but I'm SUPER excited this week because we were asked to write about one of my favorite topics: FOOD!!!  Since I commonly post reviews of Disney Restaurants, I though it would be fun to post a a Disney recipe for you to make at home!

One of my favorite desserts in all of WDW is the English Trifle at the Grand Floridian's Garden View Tea Room!  This traditional English dessert is served during Afternoon Tea and is absolutely decadent, to say the least and now you can enjoy it at home!

This is a traditional English recipe, and one that my family has made for generations.  The first time I tried the Trifle at the Garden View Tea Room, I was surprised with just how close to Gramma's it really was!  This dessert is smooth, creamy, fruity, and delicious and consists of spongy, sherry-soaked cake topped with fresh berries, custard, and rich whipped cream.  The portion at the Garden View Tea Room is gargantuan, but so yummy that no matter how full you may be, you'll be licking your bowl.

 To read my review of the Garden View Tea Room click here!

For my review of Disney's Grand Floridian Click here!



  • 1 (9 inch) sponge cake, cut in cubes
  • 1/4 cup Cream Sherry
  • 1 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 8 ounces fresh strawberries sliced
  • 10 fluid ounces heavy cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 10 fluid ounces heavy cream


  1. Soak cake pieces in Sherry. Spread a little jam on each piece of cake and place in the bottom of a large glass bowl. Sprinkle strawberries over cake.
  2. Heat 10 fl. oz. cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat. While the cream is heating, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until pale yellow and smooth. Strain yolk mixture into a clean bowl. Pour hot cream into egg yolks and stir vigorously. Return mixture to pan over low heat and cook, stirring, until thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. While custard is cooling, whip 10 fl oz. cream until soft peaks form. Place almonds on a baking sheet and toast, in a 300 degree oven or toaster oven, stirring frequently, until golden, 2 to 10 minutes.
  4. Spread cooled custard over cake in bowl. Top with whipped cream. Chill 2 hours before serving.


Bird said...

Oh my! That looks delicious!

Jackie said...

that looks great! I have not done the tea with my daughter but I think she would love it!

Deb @ Focused on the Magic said...

Wow, what a delicous looking dessert! Must try it! Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

Tricia from Return to Disney said...

Sounds amazing - definitely have to add this to my summer dessert list!

The Mrs. said...

Love your blog! And thanks for posting this amazing recipe!!

Unknown said...

Yum! How long do you soak the pieces of cake? Is it just a couple of seconds so they don't fall apart? When you put the cake in the bottom of the dish, do you put it jam side up? Sorry...dumb questions. :) I want to make this!

Donna Kay said...

Amanda, love the recipe! Thanks. You know I always love your blog!!

Manda said...

I love this! Om nom nom!

Unknown said...

I am putting this place on my list of where to go and eat next time I go to WDW! Wow!

Anonymous said...

Sounds simple...and looks so decadent. I want to try it!

Leslie Vera said...

This tea at the Garden View tea room is AMAZING! They brought me a banana cream puff that had been reshaped into a swan! It was delicous and beautiful! I can help you plan YOUR next Disney vacation, and get a free day to play @ the parks! or