Layer upon layer of deliciousness, this trifle recipe is a must for your Christmas feast.


  • 2 packets cherry or other berry flavoured jelly

  • 1L thick chocolate custard

  • 600ml thickened cream

  • 250g sour cream

  • 800g store bought chocolate cake

  • 100ml espresso, cooled

  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

  • 300g cherries, pitted, plus extra whole to serve

  • 50g dark chocolate, grated


  • 1.

    Combine the jelly and hot water (according to packed instructions) for place in the bowl of a 3.5L trifle dish and chill for 2 hours to set.

  • 2.

    Whip the creams then spread 1/3 over the jelly.

  • 3.

    Cut the cake into 1.5cm slices then arrange half on top of the cream. Drizzle over half the espresso.

  • 4.

    Sprinkle over ½ tsp cinnamon.

  • 5.

    Spread over half the chocolate custard.

  • 6.

    Scatter over the pitted cherries.

  • 7.

    Repeat layering of cream, cake, coffee, cinnamon and custard.

  • 8.

    Top with remaining third of the cream then scatter over the cherries, remaining cinnamon and the dark chocolate.

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