Cardamom Plum Trifle and Style Me Pretty Living

Cardamom Plum Trifle Audrey's SMP Living

Another dessert this week! What’s going on? Well, today, I’m super excited to share my newest contribution. I created this Cardamom Plum Trifle for Style Me Pretty Living – the beautiful lifestyle blog. I’m so excited to be working with this amazing group. I love their content and their aesthetic and living spin-off is perfect for daily inspiration.

This recipe is super easy to make – you can use store bought ingredients or if you have a little extra time, go ahead and make the cake and pudding from scratch. Served in single serve portions, this makes a perfect holiday dessert. Don’t those pomegranates look like perfect little jewels? Enjoy!

Cardamom Plum Trifle with Pistachios and Pomegranate

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 8


  • 8-10 purple plums
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 pods of cardamom
  • 1 1/2 cups of your favorite vanilla pudding or custard.
  • 2 cups of cubed yellow cake. (I used leftover cake I had in the freezer. You can use store bought loaf cake.)
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of crushed pistachios
  • 8 whole pistachios, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds


  1. Cut plums into quarters and add to small saucepan. Add sugar, cardamom pods and a splash of water. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and let simmer until plums are soft and break apart. Take off heat, let cool and remove cardamom pods.
  2. Fill 8 glasses with 1/4 cup of vanilla custard/pudding. Top each one with a couple of cubes of cake, distributing nicely so cake pieces are seen around the glass.
  3. Once plums are cooled, spoon 2-3 tablespoons of plums on top of pudding and cake.
  4. Sprinkle each glass with 2 teaspoons of crushed pistachios.
  5. Whip your cream with the sugar. You can do this with a mixer, but whipping by hand will give you nicer whipped cream.
  6. Gently top each glass with whipped cream.
  7. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and one pistachio nut.
  8. Serve immediately!

Cardamom Plum Trifle Audrey's SMP Living

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