Canada Day Trifle


Yesterday was July 1, otherwise known as Canada Day.


We were heading to a friend’s annual Canada Day BBQ, and i wanted to bring a refreshing dessert that would also fit the theme.  Enter – Canada Day (or red and white) trifle.


  • 2 cups mascarpone cheese
  • 500 ml whipping cream 35% M.F.
  • 2 quarts fresh strawberries
  • 1 quart fresh raspberries
  • 500 ml jar of strawberry jam (I used Greaves)
  • 12 raspberry jelly rolls (I purchased these from Loblaws, but any grocery store should have them in the bakery section)
  • 1/3 cup superfine sugar
  • 3 tsp pure vanilla

Prep – Get your strawberries and raspberries washed and sliced and set aside. (If making Maple leaf, map out your raspberry design on a separate cutting board now!)  Slice jelly rolls into 1/2 inch slices and set aside.

Chill your mixer bowl thoroughly before making whipped cream!

In your chilled mixing bowl with whisk attachment, add mascarpone cheese, vanilla and sugar.  Mix thoroughly on medium speed.  Lower speed and slowly drizzle in whipping cream until fully incorporated. Raise speed to high to whip to a solid, but fluffy consistency. Set mascarpone whipped cream in fridge until ready to assemble trifle

Begin your assembly!

Place jelly rolls around bottom of a large glass bowl. Spoon ample amount of jam on top of jelly rolls to spread and cover completely.

Place 1/3 of mascarpone whipped cream in a piping bag and pipe over jam and jelly rolls. (Approximately 2 inches thick) Spread piped cream evenly over the jam and jelly rolls.

Take fresh raspberries and strawberries and drop into whipped cream layer. Also line the bowl with raspberry slices or strawberry slices (or both!)

Repeat your layer of jelly rolls, jam, mascarpone whipped cream and fruit and repeat again, except leave the cream as a nice evenly spread top layer. Then you can arrange more fresh fruit as you please, or create the maple leaf with raspberries, as I did.

Cover bowl with saran wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve

This fed quite a few adults and children and there was still leftovers for me to take home.

Also, this was the first dessert i made in my new kitchen and the amount of space i had made me feel like this: giphy-1.gif

Excited to try many new recipes (and old faves) in my new kitchen 🙂


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