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Raspberry Truffle Trifle

1 7-in (18 cm) sponge cake
1/2 c Raspberry liqueur
1 c Whipping cream
3 c Milk
3/4 c Light cream
3 Eggs
1/2 c Granulated sugar
1/4 c All-purpose flour
3 tb Raspberry liqueur
1 1/2 ts Vanilla
2 pk Unsweet. frozen raspberries thawed (300 g size pkg)
1/4 c Icing sugar
2 tb Raspberry liqueur
8 oz Semisweet chocolate coarsely chopped
3/4 c Whipping cream
1/4 c Raspberry liqueur

You'll want a 12-cup (3 L) serving bowl -preferably glass- for this extravagant dessert. Raspberry Sauce: In food processor or blender, puree raspberries and icing sugar. Strain. Stir in liqueur. ( Sauce can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. ) CUSTARD: In large saucepan, heat milk and cream until hot. In bowl, beat eggs with sugar until light, about 3 minutes; whisk in flour until smooth. Pour in hot milk mixture, whisking constantly. Return to pan; cook, whisking constantly, until boiling. Stir in liqueur; simmer, whisking, for 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Pour into bowl; place plastic wrap directly on surface and let cool to room temperature. ( Custard can be refrigerated for up to 8 hours. ) CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE SAUCE: In top of double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate, cream and liqueur, stirring. Let cool to room temperature. ASSEMBLY: Cut cake into 3 layers. Drizzle 1/2 cup Raspberry Sauce over bottom and sides of serving bowl. Place 1 cake layer on bottom; drizzle with 2 tbsp of the liqueur. Pour one-third of Custard over cake. Drizzle with one-third remaining Raspberry Sauce. Reserve 3 tbsp Chocolate Truffle Sauce for garnish; drizzle with one-third remaining Chocolate Truffle Sauce. Repeat with two more layers of cake, liqueur, custard and sauces. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to 1 day. Whip cream; add remaining liqueur. Spread over top. Warm reserved Chocolate Truffle Sauce slightly; drizzle with fork over whipped cream.