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Cheats Chocolate Cherry Trifle

Uncategorized | September 17, 2011 | By

‘We should Cocoa’ is celebrating a year of chocolate challenges by asking us to create a dish worthy of a 1st birthday party.  Find out more over at Chocolate Teapot  Now, as far as I am concerned, no party is complete without a luscious trifle.

I really did cheat quite a lot with this trifle, but it is delicious for all that.  No recipe – who needs a recipe for trifle? Here are some vague instructions instead – hee hee!
The finished trifle

Cheats Chocolate Cherry Trifle
Sponge Fingers
Tin of cherries in light syrup
Tub of chilled fresh custard
80-100g dark chocolate
Greek Yogurt
Creme Fraiche
1 tsp caster sugar
20g dark choc, grated to decorate
1. Fill the bottom of your trifle bowl with boudoir fingers, trifle sponges or any kind of sponge cake.
2. Open a tin of cherries in light syrup, pour the juice over the cake.  Take the stones out of cherries, don’t worry if they look a bit of a mess, this is a trifle!  Put the cherries on top of the soaked cake.  You could add some cherry brandy at this stage if you want.

3. Take a tub of bought fresh custard, warm it gently in a pan.  Finely chop about 80-100g of dark chocolate, add to the custard and stir until it is all melted.  Take the custard off the heat and let it cool for about 5 mintues, then spoon it over the cake and cherries.

4. Put it in the fridge to cool completely.  
5. Mix together about 150g Greek Yogurt and 150g Creme Fraiche with a teaspoon of caster sugar.  Spread it evening over the chocolate custard.
6. Decorate with the grated chocolate.

7. Chill until ready to serve.

A single serving
Luscious layers left for tomorrow
Happy Birthday ‘We Should Cocoa’
  1. Choclette
    September 17, 2011

    You're so right Janice – where would we be without a trifle! Having made and eaten my first ever chocolate cherry trifle a few weeks ago, I now how delicious it is. Thanks for joining the party.

  2. Dom at Belleau Kitchen
    September 17, 2011

    fabulous!… if cheating means getting the chocolate sooner than later, then who cares!

  3. Karen S Booth
    September 17, 2011

    What a GREAT opening photo Janice, so elegant….and also a wonderful entry for we should cocoa too…..I love anything that cheats!

  4. Athena Gray
    September 17, 2011

    Ummm….Yummy. Looks fabulous, Janice. Send some my way.

  5. Marie
    September 18, 2011

    oh yum Janice!! I could really go for that. Cherries and chocolate are a marriage made in heaven! xxoo

  6. Chele
    September 18, 2011

    Janice that picture of the single serving has me positively weak at the knees! Yum. And our first trifle to the virtual party table too ;0)
    Thanks for taking part.

  7. Jacqueline
    September 18, 2011

    Oh Janice, you are killing me here 🙂

  8. yummychooeats
    September 18, 2011

    Me too! This is torture! And chocolate and cherry is my favourite combination!

  9. Kate@whatkatebaked
    September 18, 2011

    Indeed, what is a party without a gooey, gorgeous trifle, and Janice this fits the bill perfectly! I know I'd be back at the table for seconds, no, scrap that, thirds!

  10. The KitchenMaid
    September 19, 2011

    I LOVE trifle, and it's so funny reading these comments. Lucky we're all so far away from each other, isn't it, there just wouldn't be enough to go 'round!

  11. Lynds
    September 20, 2011

    Wow – this looks so good! Hmmmm wish I had that sitting in my fridge right now! : )

  12. Grazing Kate
    September 21, 2011

    I could eat that RIGHT now! Beam some over to me please.

  13. Phil in the Kitchen
    September 21, 2011

    What a wonderful thing is a trifle – great idea for a celebration party. Especially if I'm invited.

  14. plasterers bristol
    February 15, 2016

    This sounds absolutely delicious. Thanks for posting and sharing this recipe.