Black Forest Trifle Recipe

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Terri Published: December 21, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Black Forest Trifle

Rich chocolate and slightly sour cherries make this black forest trifle dish a heavenly experience. Create this at home with only 5 ingredients.

Preparation: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cool Time: 4 hours
Total: 5 hours 10 minutes



  • 9×13 chocolate cake,baked according to package or recipe directions
  • 30oz.cherry pie filling
  • 4oz.kirsch,or cherry brandy or ameretto
  • 2boxeschocolate pudding,prepared according to directions
  • 16oz.whipped topping,defrosted


  1. Bake chocolate cake according to package directions. Cool completely. Cut cake into 1-inch cubes.

  2. Prepare pudding as directed.

  3. Place ½ of the cake in the bottom of a trifle bowl. Drizzle with kirsch if using.

  4. Top with half of the pudding, half of the cherries and half of the whipped topping. Repeat layers ending with whipped topping.

  5. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Garnish with sprinkles or shaved chocolate if desired.


  • Calories: 27963.58kcal
  • Fat: 1144.36g
  • Saturated Fat: 417.66g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 455.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 205.46g
  • Carbohydrates: 4017.72g
  • Fiber: 122.33g
  • Sugar: 33.91g
  • Protein: 396.58g
  • Cholesterol: 4326.53mg
  • Sodium: 23363.61mg
  • Calcium: 4510.11mg
  • Potassium: 10711.00mg
  • Iron: 121.27mg
  • Vitamin A: 78.15µg
  • Vitamin C: 17.37mg
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