Cheats Chocolate Cherry Trifle

Uncategorized | September 17, 2011 | By

‘We should Cocoa’ is celebrating a year of chocolate challenges by asking us to create a dish worthy of a 1st birthday party.  Find out more over at Chocolate Teapot  Now, as far as I am concerned, no party is complete without a luscious trifle.

I really did cheat quite a lot with this trifle, but it is delicious for all that.  No recipe – who needs a recipe for trifle? Here are some vague instructions instead – hee hee!
The finished trifle

Cheats Chocolate Cherry Trifle
Sponge Fingers
Tin of cherries in light syrup
Tub of chilled fresh custard
80-100g dark chocolate
Greek Yogurt
Creme Fraiche
1 tsp caster sugar
20g dark choc, grated to decorate
 
1. Fill the bottom of your trifle bowl with boudoir fingers, trifle sponges or any kind of sponge cake.
2. Open a tin of cherries in light syrup, pour the juice over the cake.  Take the stones out of cherries, don’t worry if they look a bit of a mess, this is a trifle!  Put the cherries on top of the soaked cake.  You could add some cherry brandy at this stage if you want.

3. Take a tub of bought fresh custard, warm it gently in a pan.  Finely chop about 80-100g of dark chocolate, add to the custard and stir until it is all melted.  Take the custard off the heat and let it cool for about 5 mintues, then spoon it over the cake and cherries.

4. Put it in the fridge to cool completely.  
5. Mix together about 150g Greek Yogurt and 150g Creme Fraiche with a teaspoon of caster sugar.  Spread it evening over the chocolate custard.
6. Decorate with the grated chocolate.

7. Chill until ready to serve.

A single serving
Luscious layers left for tomorrow
Happy Birthday ‘We Should Cocoa’
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Choclette
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You're so right Janice – where would we be without a trifle! Having made and eaten my first ever chocolate cherry trifle a few weeks ago, I now how delicious it is. Thanks for joining the party.

Dom at Belleau Kitchen
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fabulous!… if cheating means getting the chocolate sooner than later, then who cares!

Karen S Booth
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What a GREAT opening photo Janice, so elegant….and also a wonderful entry for we should cocoa too…..I love anything that cheats!
Karen

Athena Gray
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Ummm….Yummy. Looks fabulous, Janice. Send some my way.

Marie
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oh yum Janice!! I could really go for that. Cherries and chocolate are a marriage made in heaven! xxoo

Chele
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Chele

Janice that picture of the single serving has me positively weak at the knees! Yum. And our first trifle to the virtual party table too ;0)
Thanks for taking part.

Jacqueline
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Oh Janice, you are killing me here 🙂

yummychooeats
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Me too! This is torture! And chocolate and cherry is my favourite combination!

fiona maclean
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just one word…yum:)

Kate@whatkatebaked
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Indeed, what is a party without a gooey, gorgeous trifle, and Janice this fits the bill perfectly! I know I'd be back at the table for seconds, no, scrap that, thirds!

The KitchenMaid
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I LOVE trifle, and it's so funny reading these comments. Lucky we're all so far away from each other, isn't it, there just wouldn't be enough to go 'round!

Lynds
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Wow – this looks so good! Hmmmm wish I had that sitting in my fridge right now! : )

Grazing Kate
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I could eat that RIGHT now! Beam some over to me please.

Phil in the Kitchen
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What a wonderful thing is a trifle – great idea for a celebration party. Especially if I'm invited.

plasterers bristol
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This sounds absolutely delicious. Thanks for posting and sharing this recipe.

Simon

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