Let’s Bake: Black Forest Trifle

Jess McGlynnJuly 28, 2013

This month we have set ourselves the challenge of sticking to our meal plan and of trying new things.  One thing I’ve never tried to make before is trifle and so, when I saw this recipe, and it looked simple enough, I decided to give it a go.

It’s actually not that difficult to make, and only took me about 15 minutes to put together, not including chilling time, which is great when you have small children hanging off your leg as your try to prepare dinner.

Now, I am in no means a foodie blogger and so I apologise for the photos.  Hopefully the taste of the trifle will make up for them!

200g ready made madeira cake (I bought an Asda smartprice one and it tasted fine)
425g pitted black cherries in syrup
100g dark chocolate chips
400g ready to serve custard
1 chocolate flake
3 tbsp creme fraiche

Slice the madeira cake, quite thickly, and line the bottom of your bowl.  

Take three cherries from the can, slice them in half and put to one side.

Pour the rest on top of the madeira cake, including the syrup.

Use half the chocolate chips, scatter them across the sponge and cherries.

Crumble half the flake into the bowl.

Melt the remaining chocolate chips in the microwave.  Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.  Once it’s cool, mix it into the custard until you have a smooth chocolate custard.  Pour over the cherries.

Spoon 3 tbsp of creme fraiche over the chocolate custard.  Place the remaining cherries on top and crumble the other half of the flake over that.

I was aiming for my creme fraiche to sit in a perfect circle in the centre of my chocolate custard, but unfortunately it didn’t work out quite like that.

Leave in the fridge to chill for approximately an hour (or longer if that suits)

A very easy, simple to follow recipe I hope!  Unfortunately Meg and Eli weren’t so keen on this but my Other Half thoroughly enjoyed it and gave it the thumbs up.

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