Italian Christmas Trifle Cake

Italian Christmas Trifle Cake

Italian Christmas Trifle Cake is an easy dessert. Here are the ingredients and directions:

650g panettone or pandoro (Italian cake)
2 eggs
75g caster sugar
500g mascarpone cheese
250ml double cream
1 tbsp vanilla extract
150ml Tia Maria
75g shelled pistachios, chopped
2 tbsp pomegranate seeds

1. Cut the panettone roughly into slices.

2. Use a layer of these slices, cut to fit, to line the base of a 9-inch springform cake tin.

3. Drizzle a little Tia maria over the cake to moisten it.

4. To make the filling, whisk the eggs with the caster sugar.

5. Add in the mascarpone cheese and double cream and continue to whisk.

6. Remove about 250ml of this mixture to a bowl to keep for the topping.

7. Spread a layer of the cream mixture over the cake layer.

8. Repeat with another layer of cake, Tia Maria and cream filling and finish with a final layer of cake.

9. Cover with saran and place in the fridge overnight.

10. When you are ready to serve, remove the sides of the cake tin but keep the base of the tin.

11. Transfer to a serving platter and top with the reserved cream filling.

12. Sprinkle with the chopped pistachios and pomegranate

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