Mango Cake with Lemon Pudding Trifle

For this week, i am hitting my sweet notes and bringing someย  sugar from my kitchen to yours. This is a quick and easy trifle which makes for an absolutely stunning “eye candy” dessert and has my favorite flavor pairing. Presenting Mango Cake with Lemon Pudding Trifle.

We are having guests coming over for meals every other weekend and i am on a cooking spree. So much so that i am not able to find time to blog my recipes … now that’s an irony ๐Ÿ˜› With so much to do, i find it really hard to make elaborate desserts and that is when i switch to simple yet elegant desserts. Trifles are great for such times !!

I have a fascination for pretty desserts. Though sugar always brings in joy with it, I like my desserts to look sophisticated and elegant as well. When it comes to desserts, i think like a designer. I like to bring out a theatrical display the colors, textures and flavors in food and find desserts really intriguing. In that regard, i have always enjoyed a sight of trifles. The layers with different colors always catch my attention ๐Ÿ™‚

mango cake trifle

Just a couple of days back, we were expecting guest for dinner and i was running short of time to prepare a dessert. Taking a few shortcuts, i prepared this trifle. The dessert was an instant hit !! The flavor pairing of Sweet Mango with citrusย  Lemon is awesome !!

So, Read on the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

Mango Cake with Lemon Pudding Trifle

Mango cake with lemon pudding trifle

  • Servings: 10-12
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mango cake with lemon pudding trifle

This dessert is made of the following components:

  • Mango Cake (Eggless)
  • Lemon Instant Pudding
  • Apple filling
  • Melted Chocolate / Chocolate Syrup

Mango Cake (you can totally use a store bought here to save time)

  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 1 cup mango puree
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda / soda bi carb
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Lemon Instant Pudding

  • 1 packet Instant pudding mix (i used Jello brand)
  • Milk as suggested on the instructions of the packet

Apple Filling (can use store bought)

  • 1 cup apples , peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon
  • 1/3rd cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder


For Mango Cake
  1. For making the mango cake, preheat the oven. In a bowl, take sugar, milk, butter,vanilla essence and mango puree. Mix well and keep aside.
  2. Now, in a separate bowl, take the flour, the baking soda and baking powder. Combine and keep aside.
  3. Now, slowly, start adding the dry ingredients in the wet ingredients and fold in till the batter is homogeneous and without lumps.
  4. Pour the batter in a pre greased tin and bake for 30-40 mins or till done.
  5. Let the cake cool down and keep aside. The mango cake is ready. Refrigerate till needed
For Lemon Instant Pudding

Simply follow the instructions on the packet. It usually takes about 5-10 minutes for the no cooking pudding to be ready. Once ready, refrigerate

For Apple Filling

Take a skillet. Add in all the ingredients and cook for 10-15 minutes or till the sugar starts to caramelize and the apple become tender. Once ready, refrigerate till needed.


You can layer up as you feel like but this is the order of my trifle layers

  1. Bottom layer – Cake (crumbled up )
  2. Chocolate syrup
  3. Apple filling
  4. Chocolate syrup
  5. Lemon Pudding
  6. ย Top Layer – Cake crumbs

Make as many layers as you need. Mango cake crumbs are recommended on top to bring out that beautiful color, sweet and fragrant flavor on top.

Now isn’t that just a pretty dessert ! Look at that hues… its like a fall palate right in my glass ๐Ÿ™‚

mango lemon trifle 1

My fascination for “dessert in a glass” just got wings ! I am so trying out more trifles in the days to come ๐Ÿ™‚ For now, why don’t you give this a go !! Happy weekend guys ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Gorgeous dessert Prachi! I love the individual portions and all the flavors.

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  4. Any alternate for Lemon Instant Pudding? Not sure I’ll get it here in India during the lockdown.

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