This is nothing like a real English Trifle. The only way it resembles it is the layering...but that's it. Real English trifle uses Jello (American version is very similar) with fruit mixed into it (usually strawberries or raspberries), custard (you can even get the powdered instant custard in the international aisle in your local grocery store), slices of sponge cake orladyfingers, and whipped cream on top. In other words, this is absolutely NOTHING like an English Trifle. It is probably an interesting dessert...but a total disservice to the deliciousness that is trifle.