Black Forest Trifle

Michael and I made this delicious Black Forest Trifle for Christmas Day. It was yummy with a layer that tasted like cheesecake.

I adapted this recipe from an Angela Day recipe.


1 * chocolate cake loaf with no icing

2 * 385 gram tins of condensed milk

2 * 500 grams thick cream cheese

250 ml lemon juice (I used freshly squeezed)

2 * 400 gram tins of black cherries, drained, but keep the juice

45 ml custard power (3 tablespoons)

50 ml cherry liqueur

2 cartons fresh whipping cream

2 flakes for decoration


Slice the chocolate cake and cover the bottom and half way up the sides of a large pudding bowl.

Combine the condensed milk, cream cheese and lemon juice in a mixer and beat on a low spread until combined. Leave to stand for 5 minutes.

Top up the drained cherry juice with cold water to 450 ml. Place in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Mix the custard powder and the cherry liqueur and add to the saucepan once the cherry juice mixture is boiling. Allow to thicken, stirring constantly. Allow to cool and then add the drained cherries and pour over the cake. Allow to set. Add the cream cheese mixture.

Top with whipped cream and a layer of crushed chocolate flakes.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

71 thoughts on “Black Forest Trifle

  1. Hi,
    I’m going to assume that this delicious dessert comes originally out of the Black Forrest, which is known as Schwarzwald, in Germany. They have a lot of great cooks there, and I enjoy visiting the Black Forrest and eating their excellent cuisine.
    The Trifle makes me hungry. You and Michael did a great job.
    Wishing you a great crossover into 2021. The changing of years is not far away.
    All the best Robbie.
    Shalom aleichem,

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  2. Yum! Thanks for the recipe. I always make hubby a trifle for Christmas, using his family recipe which I have adapted a little. This one looks great as it uses my German family´s Black Forest cake ingredients. Must try it. Happy New Year!!

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  3. That took me right back to 1977, Robbie. The first dinner party at home with friends, after I got married for the first time. My wife made Chicken Kiev, and served BFG for dessert. But she didn’t make the cake, it was a Sara Lee, bought in the supermarket. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. Looks delicious! I did almost no baking this Christmas except for 2 batches of pizzelles and my son did a batch of sugar cookies. My family eats a lot less sugar now so that was just enough. That doesn’t mean I don’t still have a sweet tooth though 😉 Happy New Year!

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