Lemon-Gingerbread Trifle

Lemon Gingerbread Trifle
Lemon-Gingerbread Trifle
Makes 10 to 12 servings
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Cake
  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup sour cream
  3. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  4. 3/4 cup unsulfured molasses
  5. 4 large eggs
  6. 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  8. 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  9. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
Filling
  1. 3 (8-ounce) containers frozen whipped topping, thawed
  2. 3 (10-ounce) jars lemon curd
  3. 1 (12-ounce) package fresh cranberries
  4. Garnish: sugared rosemary sprigs
Instructions
  1. To prepare cake: Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with nonstick baking spray with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter, sour cream, and sugar at medium speed with a mixer until fluffy. Add molasses, beating until combined. Add eggs, beating well after each addition.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and next 3 ingredients. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely in pan. Cut cake into 1 1/2-inch cubes.
  5. To prepare filling: In a large bowl, beat whipped topping and lemon curd with a mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  6. To assemble: In a trifle bowl, place one-third of cake cubes. Top with one-third of lemon curd mixture, and sprinkle with one-third of cranberries. Repeat layers twice. Garnish with sugared rosemary, 
if desired.
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