Indulge in layers of decadence with Black Forest trifles

With their delicious combination of textures and flavours, Black Forest trifles are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth

Black Forest trifles are a decadent dessert that combines the rich flavours of chocolate, cherries, and cream in a layered presentation. This dessert is a twist on the classic German Black Forest cake, which is known for its chocolate cake layers, cherry filling, and whipped cream topping. The trifle version of this dessert features these same flavours in a more casual, yet still elegant presentation.

Recipe by Roodeberg.


  • 1-layer store bought chocolate cake
  • 250ml cream
  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tin pitted and halved cherries
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 250g creamed cheese
  • 100ml cherry liqueur


  1. Mix the condensed milk, lemon juice and creamed cheese together.
  2. Cut the chocolate cake into small blocks and place a layer on the base of a serving dish or individual glasses.
  3. Sprinkle with cherry liqueur, a spoon of cherries, spoon a layer of the creamed cheese mixture, top with grated dark chocolate and repeat the layers ending with the creamed cheese mixture.
  4. Top it off with whipped cream and grated chocolate.

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