500g pack frozen mixed berries, we used summer berry mix, defrosted
150g red cherry jam
300-350g Madeira cake, cut into roughly 3cm cubes
500ml tub custard
250g tub mascarpone
5 tbsp caster sugar
400ml double cream
3 tbsp sherry
berries, grated chocolate or rose petals, to decorate
Mix the berries and cherry jam together, and spoon into your trifle bowl. Scatter over the Madeira cake and push down a little into the berries.
Put the custard, mascarpone and 3 tbsp sugar in a bowl together and beat until smooth, then dollop all over the trifle. Put the double cream, remaining 2 tbsp sugar and sherry in a bowl and beat until soft peaks form. Cling film both the trifle bowl and cream and chill until ready to serve. You can do this up to 24 hours in advance.
To serve, spoon the sherry cream all over the trifle, then scatter with your favourite decoration.