When in doubt, make a trifle

I made a gluten-free orange and almond cake from a cookbook (and I SWEAR I followed the instructions) but somehow it didn’t turn out – it was wet and soggy and didn’t hold together at all.  The flavour though was really lovely – crisp orangeyness singing out against the round undertones of nutty almond.  But how to serve a cake that looks like wet grainy poop?

        

Why, I’ll make a trifle!

So after whipping up some cream and foraging at the store for out-of-season blackberries (sometimes it must be done), what ended up was something quite attractive and edible:

        

Kapow!  The Muffin Lady strikes again!

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