I love blogging. I love baking and photographing, connecting with my followers and meeting new people. What I don’t love about blogging: researching new recipes and falling onto a recipe that I cannot get out of my head. A recipe that literally make me drool. A recipe that my taste buds will not be happy until these flavors touch them. Which in return, makes be behind grow 2 inches.
This is exactly what happened when I stumbled upon Sugar Hero’s Blackberry Lemon Trifle. Her pictures and description must have made everyone want to dash into the kitchen and whip up their own Trifle. I know that’s what I did, and here are my results.
Conveniently, we had just stopped by our friend’s garden and my daughter picked a castle sand box full of fresh juicy blackberries. I was out of lemons so I opted for a lime curd, which combined with the blackberries and the coconut pound cake, made my heart skip a beat. Bliss. The perfectly refreshing summer dessert.
Now if you do not have time to make everything by scratch, everything can be purchased at your local grocer and thrown together in about 10 minutes. However, if you do have time, I would urge you to make it from scratch. The flavor combination will take your taste buds on a trip to some far away island where the ocean is bright blue and the palm trees are swaying in the wind.
Don’t get discouraged by all the steps. The curd can be made up to a week in advance and the pound cake can be made up to 2 days in advance. You can do it!!!!
I used this pound cake recipe (from the previous post) but did not use the glaze. I did however sprinkle the toasted coconut in between the luscious layers. If you are not a coconut fan, use this recipe.