• Serves 8
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 4 Ingredients


When cake is not eaten….. make trifle!

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 1/2 cake Rich Chocolate cake - stale & left over is good (I used an egg, milk & butter free recipe)
  • 1 pkt Port Wine jelly - made up
  • 1/2 jar Morello Cherries
  • 600ml Custard (store bought or homemade)


  1. Crumble cake into serving bowl.
  2. Sprinkle cherries over cake.
  3. Pour hot jelly mix over the cake and cherries. Allow to cool.
  4. Pour custard gently over cake mixture.
  5. Sprinkle top with coconut. Chill before serving.


I had tried a cake recipe with no eggs, milk, butter - suitable for gluten, egg and lactose intolerant folk. It was very rich and it crumbled when I tried to remove it from the tin. Therefore it became trifle - a favourite in our household. It would be better with less custard and a topping of whipped cream and shards of chocolate - which would also make it an economical dessert for guests.

  • This would make the perfect Christmas desert. Thank you.


  • Thank you for this, always looking for things to do with cake that has gone stale or did not work out.


  • A great dessert recipe; thanks for sharing!.


  • yum, I really need to stop looking at these delicious recipes before eating dinner.


  • This looks like a great way to use up cake. Unfortunately there’s never any left over cake at our house (lol).


  • this trifle looks like a great recipe…thanks


  • If you are not a fan of cherries you could use stewed rhubarb and apples(combined) – the apple reduces the acid content .
    Did you use Gluten Free Cake–I noticed it had a lot of other allergan type foods excluded which people with Coelic Disease are often allergic to as well, sometimes only for awhile. I have a close friend with the Disease and follow a Coelic Disease group on facebook.


  • This trifle looks really great. Love Port Wine jelly


  • super easy take on a trifle – yum


  • Nice and easy and delicious. Can’t wait to make this.


  • My brother’s favourite cake is black forrest so will have to make this for him for his birthday!


  • This black forest trifle looks wonderful; thanks for sharing!.


  • Oh my lord, this is not good for someone who is trying to quit sugar! I love trifle, Black Forest trifle would be a yummy step up


  • A wonderful and creative idea; thanks!.


  • This looks absolutely amazing. Job well done


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