Portuguese Pao De Long Trifle

Turn a day old Portuguse Poa De Long Sponge Cake in to Trifle
Turn a day old Portuguse Poa De Long Sponge Cake in to Trifle

9 eggs
1 1/2 cups castor sugar
1 2/3 cups plain flour
1/4 Tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
Half orange zest
2 Tbsp orange juice to glazed
A punnet of strawberries to decorate

Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Grease and flour the bottom only of a 9-inch tube pan. Beat egg with salt until light. Gradually add the sugar, beat at med speed 20-25 minutes until very light lemon colored. Add in orange zest.

Sift the flour with the baking powder and mix well. At low speed, whisk the flour to egg mixture one Tbs at a time; whisking well each addition; scrapping off the side if needed. Pour into the pan bake approximately 40 mins or until cake stick insert into cake comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes then remove from pan.

After a day old cut it into cake serving portion, soak it in 5 Tbsp orange juice; not too soggy then place in the dessert bowl with a layer or two vanilla custard and 1 Tsp orange blossom juice at the bottom followed by whipped cream and decorate with strawberries and blackberries. Then sprinkle chocolate powder. Serve with port/ tawny or short black espresso.