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Is Trifle Vegan? 

by Fabian Jackson

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On the hunt for a vegan dessert to make this weekend but not sure if trifle fits the bill? Keep reading to discover more.

What is trifle?

Trifle is a traditional English dessert that’s made up of layers of sponge cake often soaked in sherry, with fruits and custard that’s topped with cream. Some versions also include layers of fruit jelly and a whole variety of toppings.

vegan trifle

Is trifle a vegan pudding?

No, traditional trifles aren’t suitable for vegans for a few reasons. Firstly the sponge usually contains eggs and dairy butter, both custard and cream are dairy-based and most jelly includes gelatine.

So is it possible to make this pudding vegan? yes.

How to make a vegan trifle

Check out our plant-based trifle recipe that’s guaranteed to make your day. It’s made up of all the traditional components, but they’re all vegan-friendly. 

Let us know what you think in the comments section below. 

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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