{RECIPE} Banana Butterscotch Trifle

Ooh my, this trifle was absolutely delicious.  It was hard to get a good photograph, because when served and spooned into a bowl it’s just a big blog, but wow blob or not the custard, butterscotch and cream all mixed together with the banana and cake tastes so good. My brother popped around when I made this and he was disappointed he wasn’t invited for dinner.  LOL, mean sister, no I didn’t ask him to stay.  This will absolutely be a dessert I will make over and over again.



Banana and Caramel Trifle

  • Author: Katrina
  • Category: [url href="https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/category/recipes/dessert/"]Dessert[/url]


  • 500g vanilla custard
  • 300ml pure double thick cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 450g packet Madeira cake, roughly broken into 3cm cubes
  • 2 bananas, peeled, sliced
  • 50g slivered almonds, toasted

Butterscotch Sauce

  • 150g butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 300ml thickened cream


Butterscotch sauce

  1. Place butter, sugar and cream into a saucepan, stir over a low heat until melted
  2. Simmer gently for 5 minutes without stirring, then remove from the heat and allow to cool to thicken for 20 minutes


  1. In a large bowl mix together the custard, cream and vanilla
  2. Cover and place in fridge for 2 hours or until cold
  3. Pour half the butterscotch sauce into a large serving bowl
  4. Gently press cake pieces into butterscotch sauce, pour remaining sauce over cake pieces
  5. Place a layer of bananas over butterscotch sauce
  6. Pour custard mixture over bananas
  7. Sprinkle with almonds
  8. Cover and place in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight

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Donna Copen McKinnis July 15, 2014 - 3:28 AM

yum! we are at the big Grandfather games in North Carolina. look forward to trying this once home. Ta.

Marina July 17, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Hi, got a bit stuck with your banana butterscotch trifle recipe. It doesnt state or imply whether the custard is 500g of straight custard powder? This seemed like a lot, so I thougdistinguish have supposed to say 500ml.

I did a bit of internet searching and found a similar recipe using a 500g carton (premade) which is what I went with. thats an error aswell as cartons onlt come in mls so hard to distinguish which product it’s referring to.



Briode August 4, 2014 - 11:04 AM

Hi, just wondering if the cream/ custard mix is suppose to be thick?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 4, 2014 - 11:11 AM

Hi Briode, It depends on the type of custard you are using. I used a cold pouring custard, it had just the right consistency.

Briode August 4, 2014 - 11:59 AM

Yeah I used the same but for some reason it’s really runny. I was wondering how I could make it a bit thicker?


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