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Deliciously boozy raspberry prosecco trifle ideal for New Years or celebrations alike – prosecco, sponge, raspberries, custard and more!

A New Years recipe

Can we honestly believe that it’s nearly 2019?! What is the madness. I swear like just the other day I was still writing 2017 down… but anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR (in advance!). Honestly, I hope you all had a lovely 2018, and I wish everyone well for the new year.

I always like to do a new recipe in-between Christmas and New Year, as often people are still in the celebrating mood, and are still looking for something delicious. Often, however, it ends up that people are looking for alcoholic recipes. There is no surprise there really, but I thought I would give something delicious and needed. Prosecco Trifle.

Time to party!

I have never really been someone to celebrate the New Year as such, as I would usually be too tired and fall asleep. I have in the past been to a few celebrations , but over the most recent years we haven’t done much either! Honestly, I feel a little lame. However, this year we are actually making an effort to party, and I am on dessert duties.

I feel like because I run this blog, I am sort of expected to bring cake to a party? I can understand why, but sometimes you just want time off. Luckily, making something like this requires so little effort I am happy to oblige. Literally, whacking it all together with a drizzle and a sip of Prosecco here and there, standard.

Leave to soak

A lot of what you do in this recipe, is optional. I went all out, and technically that requires starting the recipe the day before so you can soak your raspberries in Prosecco, but again that is also optional. Sometimes I can’t be bothered and just keep them fresh. I would say the easiest way to get the Prosecco into the recipe however is soaking the fruit, and the sponge fingers.

Prosecco or anything similar 

Because the sponge fingers, once soaked, are quite delicate, I usually leave that drizzling until the assembly part of it all, but you can do what you please. You can use Champagne, Prosecco, or theoretically a sparkling wine even, but I use whichever I have in my cupboard. Also, whichever is cheaper.

Other recipes to check out

This, obviously, isn’t a very kid friendly dessert, but my Terry’s chocolate orange trifle and even my brownie trifle are suitable for all! Also, you could even make this but leave out the alcohol just for a delicious trifle! However, if you are after something else, my Champagne cheesecake is top notch.

Adaptable recipe

This recipe really is a delicious, and slightly pricey one, but you can make it easier by buying all shop bought things, or even leaving some bits out etc. I didn’t use an actual Jelly layer because I didn’t want to have to wait that long, but you could add that in if you want!

I hope you all love this recipe, and I hope you all have a Happy New Year! x

Raspberry Prosecco Trifle!

Deliciously boozy raspberry prosecco trifle ideal for New Years or celebrations alike - prosecco, sponge, raspberries, custard and more!
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Category: Dessert
Type: Trifle
Keyword: Champagne, Dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 People
Author: Jane's Patisserie


Prosecco Raspberries

  • 350 g raspberries
  • 250 ml prosecco

Prosecco Syrup

  • 250 ml prosecco

Prosecco Whipped Cream

  • 600 ml double cream
  • 75 g icing sugar
  • 50 ml prosecco syrup (above)

Rest of the Ingredients

  • 200 g sponge fingers
  • 100 ml prosecco
  • 300 g raspberry jam
  • 350 g prosecco raspberries (above)
  • 500 ml vanilla custard


  • Fresh raspberries
  • Freese dried raspberries
  • Sprinkles


Prosecco Raspberries

  • Prep your prosecco raspberries the night before making the trifle preferably.
  • Soak the raspberries in the prosecco, cover, and refrigerate. 

Prosecco Syrup

  • Carefully boil your 250ml of prosecco in a pan (I use the prosecco I have drained from the raspberries) until it reduces to about 50ml worth. 
  • Leave to cool before using! 

Prosecco Whipped Cream

  • Whip up your double cream with your icing sugar to soft peaks
  • Add in the prosecco syrup, and whip through. It will go quite mousse like!
  • Refrigerate for now. 


  • At the bottom of your trifle bowl, add 1/3 of the sponge fingers and drizzle over some prosecco
  • Spread over the top some raspberry jam, and then add on some prosecco raspberries!
  • Pour over half of the custard, and then dollop on 1/3 of the whipped prosecco cream! 
  • Repeat the layers again - sponge with drizzle, raspberry jam, raspberries, custard and then the cream. If you are doing three layers like me, repeat again! 
  • Decorate with some fresh raspberries, some freeze dried raspberries, and some sprinkles! 
  • Leave to set in the fridge for a few hours before serving! 


  • All of the prosecco soaking in this recipe is optional, I just really wanted to max out how prosecco-y it was!
  • You can easily use champagne instead! 
  • I just used a packet of sponge fingers that I bought in the supermarket, and the more premium of ready made custards as they're tastier! 
  • Boiling the prosecco down for the cream is important as it intensifies the flavour, and prevents the creams splitting as there is much less of it! 
  • This will last for 2-3 days once made, but the longer is left the squidgier it gets. 
  • I did three layers of trifle as that's how big my trifle bowl was, but they can differ in size and shape very much! 
  • I recommend this trifle bowl!
  • I used these freeze dried raspberries!

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  1. Chunni on January 1, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Can’t wait to try it!!! If I need to substitute Prosecco with an non alcoholic what would be the best option?
    P xx

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 1, 2021 at 12:07 pm

      You could use a non alcoholic fizzy drink so it still feels a bit like it, or try something completely different like a cordial? x

  2. Graham Clarke on December 9, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Sounds fantastic, we made your Eton Mess cake and it was awesome, thank you Graham and Zoe

  3. Sumana on December 28, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Looks delish!! So SO good. I want some now.

    Happy New Year to you…

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