Chocolate Recipes

RECIPE: Dark Chocolate Cherry Trifle

By Marni Dixit May 26, 2017

These individual trifles can be prepared ahead and kept in the fridge for when guests pop in.


200 gm dark chocolate (53% cocoa solids), finely chopped, plus extra to serve 

200 ml thickened cream 

250 gm cherries, pitted 

½ tbsp caster sugar

Finely grated rind and juice of ½ orange 

200 gm dark chocolate cake, crumbled 

100 gm crème fraîche 


1. Stir chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water until melted (2-3 minutes). Cool briefly. Whisk cream in an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add chocolate in a steady stream until combined. Divide among four 300ml serving glasses and refrigerate for at least 5 minutes.

2. Combine cherries, sugar and orange rind and juice in a bowl, stir until sugar dissolves, and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Divide cake among glasses, top with cherries and crème fraîche, and serve topped with grated chocolate.


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