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A Black Forest Trifle has the same components as a Black Forest Cake (Gateau); that is, chocolate, cherries, kirsch liqueur or kirschwasser, whipped cream, whipped chocolate cream.  What ever it may be everyone loves it in either ways right ???  Hope everyone will agree with me.  I made this dessert in a deal with my kid, because I did not give him a single slice of Black forest Gateau which I made for Thanksgiving party in my husband's the office.  Since I promised my son that I will make this dessert for him he agreed.  That's the deal and a sweet story behind this dessert.  Hope you all enjoy my sweet treat as well....


Ingredients :

You can add all the ingredients according to your preferences, but this is the way I arranged in the glass.

Chocolate sponge ( or you can also use Brownies)
Tinned cherries ( I love Dark cherries, reserve the liquid)
Whipped cream - 1/4 cup ( this measurement is for 6 shot glasses)
Chocolate chips - 1/3 cup
Chocolate shavings - 3 tbsp
Vanilla essence - little
Sugar - 1 1/2 tbsp
Mint for garnishing.



1. Crumble the cake, but I used the biscuit cutter to cut the cake.
2. Fill the down layer with the cake, spoon the cherry syrup over the cake.
3. Whip the cream adding sugar and essence. Divide into two portions.
4. Melt the Chocolate chips in the Microwave until it melts(Keep an eye, it can burn easily).
5. Cool the melted chocolate, once it is cooled add the 1/2 whipped cream and whisk well until they are blended well.
6. OK now fill the next layer with the chocolate whipped cream, followed by few cherries and chocolate shavings.
7. Next fill it again with the chocolate sponge, now spoon(moistening) little cherry syrup over the cake.
8. Finish them by piping Whipped cream.  Garnish with cherry, chocolate shavings or mint as you wish.

Keep it refrigerated for few hours , minimum 4 to 5 hrs.  Serve chilled and enjoy every single spoon.


Note :

1.Adjust the quantities of each ingredients according to the size of the glass or dish whichever you are using.
2. You can also use the Krisch Liqueur for soaking the sponge instead of drained cherry syrup.

indianspicemagic  – (December 1, 2010 at 8:01 AM)  

Wow looks super yummy.Beautiful clicks.

Nithya  – (December 1, 2010 at 8:03 AM)  

Looks so tempting anni :) I would just love to grab a glass right away :) its making me hungry for chocolate :)

Suji  – (December 1, 2010 at 8:05 AM)  

Ahha..great trifle and lovely pics pavi...

Renata  – (December 1, 2010 at 8:20 AM)  

Pavithra, this looks insanely delicious!!

Sanjeeta kk  – (December 1, 2010 at 8:25 AM)  

Wow!! What mesmerizing pictures, Pavithra. Love the cute glassware out there. tempting and delicious trifle.

Smita Srivastava  – (December 1, 2010 at 8:26 AM)  

Lovely recipe with a wonderful presentation .... Love it !!!

Khaugiri  – (December 1, 2010 at 8:41 AM)  

woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow.... I can not express beyond this!!!

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (December 1, 2010 at 8:45 AM)  

amazing dessert, pavi, How ur maintaining such a figure even after eating all these yummy dessert

Unknown  – (December 1, 2010 at 8:51 AM)  

Looks so yum...bookmarked the recipe will sure try it

Nimi SunilKumar  – (December 1, 2010 at 8:53 AM)  

lovely dessert ur clicks!

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (December 1, 2010 at 9:14 AM)  

this looks so yum! Amazing click and so simple too!

Nithu Bala  – (December 1, 2010 at 9:20 AM)  

Looks so are really really good..

chef and her kitchen  – (December 1, 2010 at 9:46 AM)  

This trifle is hitting all d blogs....looks yummy..I just love this..can have two-three at a time..:)

Veggie Hut  – (December 1, 2010 at 10:23 AM)  

These Pictures are a feast to the eyes..

PANCHPAKWAN  – (December 1, 2010 at 10:40 AM)  

Wow Pavithra,
cake looks so yummy and pics are so aswsome..

Priya Suresh  – (December 1, 2010 at 10:55 AM)  

OMg, just drooling tempts me a lot..delectable trifle..

Menaga Sathia  – (December 1, 2010 at 10:57 AM)  

Fantastic pavithra....looks so awesome..

sathya  – (December 1, 2010 at 11:19 AM)  

Trifle looks very tempting, nice clicks !

Sayali  – (December 1, 2010 at 11:26 AM)  

Oh man...simply amazing...those snaps are so professional...thanks for sharing..
well check out the Healing Foods - Event Brocolli at my blog...and same some cool entries.

Aps Kitchen  – (December 1, 2010 at 11:29 AM)  

I envy tht m not there to taste these.... they luk so yum :)

Mrs.Mano Saminathan  – (December 1, 2010 at 11:38 AM)  

A very nice recipe! The snaps look so beautiful and mouth watering!

Santosh Bangar  – (December 1, 2010 at 12:21 PM)  

a very rare recipe looking so beautiful . i think i wiil take 1or2 glass from here clicks are suparb

Madhavi  – (December 1, 2010 at 1:53 PM)  

Superb, lip smacking, yummoooooooooooo!!!

AJ  – (December 1, 2010 at 2:15 PM)  

Delicious!! Totally tempting!!

Unknown  – (December 1, 2010 at 2:56 PM)  

wow...mouth just drooling here..lovely presentation.

Rachana  – (December 1, 2010 at 4:00 PM)  

Black forest triffle looks mouthwatering... I loved it :-)

Swathi  – (December 1, 2010 at 4:44 PM)  

Black forest triffle looks delicious. Nice one.

Prema  – (December 1, 2010 at 4:52 PM)  

Wow!!! Triffles luks delicious...Very tempting pics.

Unknown  – (December 1, 2010 at 4:54 PM)  

Can I get one order of this parceled to my address please. Simply drool-worthy !!!

Anu Nandu  – (December 1, 2010 at 6:34 PM)  

Hey Pavi!! Love the trifle - sorry I'm so late. I'm having major computer problems and not been browsing much! Love the trifle. Glad the little guy got his own black forest party!

Unknown  – (December 1, 2010 at 8:13 PM)  

Oh That's a beautiful one...tongue tickling...Mind if i grab it!!

You have an award dear in my blog...:)


Love2cook Malaysia  – (December 1, 2010 at 9:11 PM)  

Just one simple word...GORGEOUS! Add 1 more word...EXCELLENT!

Raks  – (December 1, 2010 at 10:14 PM)  

Yummy Pavithra! I wonder how you maintain ur weight with all these wonderful cooking you do! :) Lovely clicks as usual!

M D  – (December 1, 2010 at 11:32 PM)  

I love this idea of serving Black Forest Trifle in shot glasses. Fabulous presentation! Yum yum!!!

Rajani  – (December 1, 2010 at 11:50 PM)  

Super simple and super yummy dessert!

Lavanya Raj  – (December 2, 2010 at 12:20 AM)  

What a Treat to eyes Pavithra!! Like the arrangement with forks standing Tall.

Hamaree Rasoi  – (December 2, 2010 at 12:35 AM)  

Wow ! what a sight !! Gorgeous looking trifle. Bookmarked. I'm going to try this for our grand anniv dinner with friends :-)

Hamaree Rasoi

abraham  – (December 2, 2010 at 1:33 AM)  

Great trifle and lovely pictures

Simplyfood  – (December 2, 2010 at 4:49 AM)  

Heaven in a glass simply amazing.

Unknown  – (December 2, 2010 at 7:26 AM)  

Wow there can't be better looking dessert than this....luks enticing....

Unknown  – (December 2, 2010 at 11:51 AM)  

Agree Pavitra :) They look adorable and heavenly!

JishasKitchen  – (December 2, 2010 at 7:11 PM)  

hey it looks very yummmmmmmmmyyyy...superb..And nice presentation too...yum yum

Reshmi  – (December 3, 2010 at 12:44 AM)  

u should get an award for this beautiful presentation n click...droooooooooooling me all way....excellent job..

Priya dharshini  – (December 3, 2010 at 2:37 AM)  

Yummiest trifles in great clicks....

Anonymous –   – (December 3, 2010 at 9:59 AM)  

Cherries and chocolate is classic combination! Your photos are excellent too. How do you blur the background??
Super cute desserts!

aipi  – (December 3, 2010 at 10:42 AM)  

oh my gosh. those look incredible..Feel like grabbing some from the screen :)

US Masala

Angie's Recipes  – (December 6, 2010 at 6:48 AM)  

Creamy, chocolatey, and luscious! Beautiful presentation too.

tasteofbeirut  – (December 6, 2010 at 7:40 PM)  

This is a brilliant idea; I love black forest cake, but the thought of ingesting a large slice of that rich cake is not appealing; however, I would fall for a small verrine like this without a second thought! I am doing this soon!

Pam  – (December 6, 2010 at 9:03 PM)  

They look so elegant and delicious... nicely done.

Ushnish Ghosh  – (December 6, 2010 at 10:43 PM)  

Dear Pavithra
How are you? Here after a long time.I have missed so many of your postings. I am not into baking but I like to read the recipes and your photography, specially the way you make the subject in focus and background blurred.
I am going to try the herbal rice soon.
Have a nice week

Mehnaz Kapadia  – (December 8, 2010 at 9:25 AM)  

Oh WOW!! Awesome trifle! Hey, Y dont u link it to the 'Trifle event' on my blog! Do check it out!Lovely blog u have maintained Pavithra! Following you!

Anonymous –   – (February 15, 2012 at 2:41 AM)  

do you seriously make all this?

Pavithra Elangovan  – (February 15, 2012 at 7:12 AM)  

ha ha Nice question, but seriously i don't have any assistant to make all this for me :(

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