Black Forest Trifle

Serving 12 people

45 min


  • cherries 1 pound fresh cherries, pitted (or 1 12 ounce bag frozen cherries)
  • dark chocolate bar 8 fresh cherries for decoration (or Luxardo or maraschino cherries)
  • heavy whipping cream 4 ounces dark chocolate bar
  • kirsch 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • pound cake ½ cup Kirsch (cherry liqueur)
  • powdered sugar 1 chocolate pound cake
  • vanilla extract 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
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How to make it

  1. Pit cherries if using fresh.
  2. Combine cherries with kirsch and let sit at least one hour, up to overnight.
  3. Drain cherries, but save all the liquid separately.
  4. Cut pound cake into bite-size cubes.Whip cold cream until soft peaks form, then add sugar and vanilla and whip until stiff peaks.Layer in a straight-sided trifle dish: cake to cover the bottom; drizzle with Kirsch, sprinkle with cherries, spread with cream to cover. Continue, ending with cream.Refrigerate 4-24 hours.Decorate with cherries and shaved dark chocolate.