Schwarzwälder Kirsch Trifle – Black Forest Trifle

Black Forest Trifle

Black Forest TrifleI made this Black Forest Trifle for our family’s Christmas Eve dessert. A few years ago I made another trifle, but our mom said it wasn’t boozy enough. So this time, I used a LOT of rum! This recipe needs a round of day-old chocolate cake, either one from a mix, a one-bowl chocolate cake, or a six-minute chocolate cake. Day-old cake is best, as it is a bit dried out and will then absorb more rum!

Black Forest Trifle

Schwarzwälder Kirsch Trifle - Black Forest Trifle
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Prep time:
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  • 3 cups (750 mL) heavy cream
  • 4 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 plain chocolate cake
  • ¾ cup dark rum
  • 1 jar sour cherries in juice, drained
  • 1 9-inch round chocolate meringue
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate shavings
  1. In a large bowl, whip the cream with sugar and vanilla.
  2. In a large serving bowl, layer thin slices of chocolate cake. Drizzle a few tablespoons of rum over the cake.
  3. Sprinkle some cherries over the cake, then spread a dollop of cream over the cherries. Continue layering these ingredients to fill up the serving dish. Top it off with cream.
  4. Crumble the chocolate meringue and arrange around the top of the trifle.
  5. Sprinkle the trifle with chocolate shavings.
  6. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

Black Forest Trifle

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6 Replies to “Schwarzwälder Kirsch Trifle – Black Forest Trifle”

  1. Chocolate and rum sounds like a great combo to me! Yum! Looking forward to trying this.

  2. That looks so good!

  3. Such a yummy dessert idea of a great German classic!!

  4. Oh my this looks totally amazing! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link up!

  5. Well that looks delicious! I’m not a huge fan of black forest but this might change my mind.

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