Black Forest Trifle

Recipe by Mamafox61
READY IN: 1hr 50mins
YIELD: 1 trifle




  • Bake cake according to package instructions. Cool. Cut 6 by 8 into 1½” squares.
  • Drain cherries and reserve juice. Add enough orange juice to cherry juice to equal 1 3/4 cups.
  • Heat juice and 1 cup of sugar to a light boil. Reserve remaining 1/2 cup of sugar for whipped cream.
  • Blend cornstarch with water. Add to boiling juice. Blend with a wire whip to thicken.
  • Add cherries and cook for 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature and add Chambord. Chill to 40°F or less.
  • Whip mousse mix with cold milk and refrigerate to thicken slightly. Mix well with wire whip.
  • Whip heavy cream on medium speed. Add remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and vanilla extract and whip until cream forms soft peaks.
  • Assemble in an 8” round, 5” deep glass trifle bowl.
  • Line the bottom of the bowl with 1 layer of chocolate cake cubes. Fit cake cubes tightly against sides of bowl. (This should take approximately half of the cake.)
  • Spread a layer of the cherries and sauce over the cake cubes, making sure they're visible against the side of the bowl. Then add a layer of mousse. Repeat the layers of cake, cherries, and mouse. Reserve 5 to 9 cherries for garnish.
  • Spread a layer of whipped cream over the top and garnish with the remaining cherries, along with chocolate shavings (if desired).