Easy trifle with berries

Easy trifle with berries

Normal trifles are huge and don't last long because of the fresh cream, but Nigel Slater's easy-going version is great for small groups and easy enough for a midweek pudding. It's also a good way to use up any slightly stale cake.


  • 500g/17½oz mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
  • 3 tbsp sugar, or more to taste
  • splash water
  • 500g/17½oz ready-made plain sponge cake
  • 250ml/9fl oz ready-made custard
  • icing sugar, to serve (optional)