Chocolate and cherry trifle

Chocolate and cherry trifle
Makes: 6 portions
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Chocolate cake
  • 110 gr white flour
  • 25 gr cacao powder
  • 8 gr baking powder
  • 1 gr salt
  • 60 gr sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 125 gr milk
  • 25 gr butter
Chocolate pudding
  • 1000 ml milk
  • 50 gr sugar
  • 50 gr custard powder
  • 100 gr dark chocolate
  • 320 gr cherries
  • 250 gr double cream
  • 50 gr dark chocolate
  • 2 tbspn black cherry jam
Chocolate cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Mix the white flour, cacao powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Mix together the egg, milk and melted butter and pour onto the dry ingredients. Mix briefly and pour in shallow oven proof dish lined with baking paper.
  3. Bake the chocolate cake for 15 min or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  4. Allow the cake to cool in the tin on a wire rack.
Chocolate pudding
  1. Mix some cold milk with the custard and sugar until smooth.
  2. Bring the remaining milk to the boil. Pour in the cold custard-milk and bring to the boil until the custard thickens.
  3. Chop the dark chocolate and allow to melt into the hot custard of the stove.
  4. Pour in a clean container, cover with cling film and allow to cool to room temperature.
  1. Place the cherries in the bowl(s) . Dice the cake and place on top. Pour on this filling the custard to cover. Allow to cool and set in the fridge for a few hours. Garnish with whipped double cream, grated dark chocolate and black cherry jam.
Stuff to know
You might not need all the cake for the trifle.
The custard will thicken when cooling do not overcook it.
Dress the trifle in either a large bowl or individual little glasses.