This vegan trifle recipe is pretty similar to my last one but I’ve used a few different ingredients to make it tropical flavoured instead of raspberry. We actually ended up eating this on the day when we were snowed in, nothing like a tropical trifle on a snow day!
I used pineapple and mango as the fruit but you could use any kind of tropical fruit, I find tinned works better than fresh but again it’s entirely down to preference. This is the jelly I used.
You could also use vegan squirty cream instead of the whipping cream I used, or if you like coconut then you could use whipped coconut cream for the topping too. As much as I love the taste of coconut I’m not a huge fan of coconut cream in place of whipped cream. This is the soya cream I used, I can only find it as a pack online but you can find it in health food shops.
Then for the custard I used Alpro in a carton but you can also make up a pint of vegan custard using Bird’s powder.
VEGAN TROPICAL TRIFLE
- 1 cup Tinned Pineapple
- 1 cup Mango Fresh or Tinned
- 1 sachet Vegan Jelly Crystals Tropical or Pineapple Flavour
- 1 carton Soyatoo Whipping Cream
- 3 tbsp Flaked Coconut (for topping) Optional
- 1 carton Vegan Custard Or 1 pint of made up custard
FOR THE SPONGE..
- 95 g Sugar
- 110 g Self-Raising Flour
- 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
- 50 ml Oil
- 100 ml Dairy-Free Milk
- 2 tsp Coconut Essence Optional
- 1/4 cup Desiccated Coconut Optional
Mix up the jelly then pour into a large glass bowl. Add the mango and pineapple then leave to set.
Make the sponge using the method below.
While the cake is cooling, pour the whipping cream into a bowl and whisk for a few minutes until it starts to hold it's shape.
When the jelly has set (takes around 1-2 hours), add the cake layer to the top of it.
Pour the custard over the cake layer.
Spoon the cream over the custard.
Add the flaked coconut then cover and leave in the fridge for a few hours until set.
TO MAKE THE SPONGE..
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.
Add the wet ingredients (oil, dairy free milk, coconut essence) to a jug then stir into the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, desiccated coconut). Pour into a greased cake tin then bake for around 10 mins. Take out and leave to cool.