Short on time? This stunning dessert has the wow factor but is super-easy to make.
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What do I need?
1 litre ready-made vanilla custard
200g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
3 packets chocolate flavoured biscuits such as Arnotts Choc Ripple
500g cherries, halved with pits and stems removed
75ml kirsch (optional)
200g cherries, whole with stems
600g tub double cream
400ml crème fraîche
50g icing sugar
Grated chocolate to decorate
How do I make it?
Place custard and chocolate pieces in a saucepan over a low heat. Heat, stirring constantly until the chocolate has melted. Cover with gladwrap and refrigerate to cool.
Meanwhile prepare the crème by lightly whipping the cream with the crème fraîche and icing sugar until soft peaks form.
In the bottom of a trifle bowl spoon some of the cream mixture and then arrange a layer of biscuits on top. Sprinkle biscuits with some of the kirsch and add a layer of cherries and a layer of chocolate custard. Repeat these steps to create layers, finishing with a layer of cream.
Top with whole cherries and grated chocolate.
Keep refrigerated until serving.
Lightly whip the cream with the crème fraîche and icing sugar until soft peaks form. Chill until ready to serve, then pile on top of the trifle and decorate with grated chocolate and fresh cherries, if you like.