Whether you're hosting a gathering or simply craving a taste of the tropics, this recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Bask in the sun while you enjoy vibrant layers of delicious flavours and textures. These delectable and easy trifles will not only please the palate but also transport you to a beachside paradise.


  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Mason Jars
  • Whipped Cream
  • Colour Mill Oil Blend - Fuchsia, Melon, Kiwi, Mango
Colour Mill Tropical Trifle Oil Blend
Colour your cake batter using Colour Mill Oil Blend.
Colour Mill Tropical Trifle using Oil Blend
Once baked, use a cookie cutter to cut out the cake layers.


Preheat Oven

  • Preheat oven to 170C/350F.
  • Grease four 6-8” inch cake pans generously with baking spray and set aside.

Prepare Your Cake Batter

  • Add flour, baking powder & salt in a large bowl & set aside.
  • Using a mixer, cream together the butter, oil & sugar for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add sour cream & continue mixing until it is fluffy & starts to look white. Now add vanilla extract & eggs one at a time beating well between each addition.
  • Add dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt) & mix until combined followed by the milk.

Colour Your Batter

  • Now the batter is ready, divide it into 4 bowls & add a few drops of each colour to each bowl - Fuchsia, Melon, Kiwi and Mango.
  • Mix until fully incorporated.
  • Now fill each cake pan with one coloured batter each.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted & comes out clean. Let cakes cool completely on a wire rack.
Colour Mill Tropical Trifle using Oil Blend
Colour your whipped cream using the same colours as your cake.
Colour Mill Tropical Trifle using oil blend
Begin assembling your cake and cream layers.
Colour Mill Tropical Trifle using oil blend
Garnish your trifle and enjoy!

Colour the Whipped Cream

  • While the cake cools, colour your whipped cream.
  • Divide each filling into 4 bowls & colour each with the same colours - Fuchsia, Melon, Kiwi and Mango.

Assembling the Trifle

  • Use a cookie cutter roughly around the same size as your mason jar to cut out cake layers.
  • For each mason jar use the same colour of filling and cake to stuff them with.
  • Start with cake layer, whipped cream, cake layer and whipped cream.
  • Repeat with each colour until you have all four jars complete.
  • Top each jar with a matching coloured topping like strawberries, macrons, Nila wafers etc.
  • Eat and enjoy!
Tropical Trifle made using Colour Mill Oil Blend Fuchsia, Melon, Kiwi and Mango.
Oil Blend


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She's fun, she's flirty, she's fuchsia. Say hello to the colour that goes with pretty much everything and suits every occasion. From a sophisticated soiree to playful party, Fuchsia is sure to impress.

Written By Colour Mill