Cherry Trifle Recipe

Cherry crunch trifle

  • serves 6
  • Easy

The best pudding comes in a glass! This easy idea for trifle uses ready made brownies and cornflake cakes, with cherries and blueberries. Topped with custard, cream and chocolate - what's not to love? An ideal dessert for a special dinner with friends or family


Try this cherry trifle recipe, then check out our chocolate trifle, sherry trifle and strawberry trifle.



  • ready-made custard 500ml tub
  • dark chocolate 100g, broken into pieces
  • mini chocolate brownies about 300g
  • cherries in kirsch or tinned cherries 390g jar or 425g tin
  • blueberries 150-200g
  • chocolate cornflake cakes 150g (or rice crispy ones if you prefer)
  • double cream 200ml
  • crème fraîche 200ml
  • icing sugar 4 tbsp, sifted
  • fresh cherries or and grated chocolate to serve


  • Step 1

    Put the custard and chocolate pieces into a pan. Gently heat, stirring, until the chocolate has completely melted. Cool with cling film laid directly on the surface of the custard.

  • Step 2

    Arrange the brownies in the base of a trifle bowl or 6 individual glasses. Drain the cherries, keeping the liquid, and mix with the blueberries. Spoon over the brownies and drizzle with 4-5 tbsp of the reserved juice. Crush the cornflake cakes a little with a rolling pin and scatter these over the top. Pour over the cooled chocolate custard and chill until ready to serve.

  • Step 3

    Whip the double cream with the crème fraîche and icing sugar to soft peaks. Pile on top of the trifle and decorate with fresh cherries and grated chocolate, if you like.

Try our other trifle recipes

Trifle Recipe with Gingerbread, Caramel and Pear


Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 897
  • Fat 58.2g
  • Carbs 82.2g
  • Fibre 3.8g
  • Protein 9.6g
  • Salt 0.5g