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Chocolate Cherry Trifle

    Chocolate Donuts, White Chocolate Pudding and Tart Cherries make and amazing Trifle. from

    Chocolate Donut Trifle with White Chocolate Pudding and Tart Cherries

    Oh WOW! This dessert was amazing to eat and a pain in the you-know-what to photograph.

    First off, it’s not easy to layer a trifle and make it look pretty. I give lots of credit to those who have done it. This was my first trifle and there was a huge learning curve to making it look good. I feel like I fell very short from pretty.

    Amazing layers of Chocolate Donuts, White Chocolate Pudding and Tart Cherries. Make this Trifle from

    I later heard that freezing each layer would help with the photos, but that’s really not very realistic for people and I really strive to photograph REAL food, the way that you would make it at home. So, I did my best to make it presentable.

    I really hope you think it looks presentable… I’m feeling very unsure with this post. It really didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to.

    Layers of Donuts, pudding and cherries. It was an amazing combination. from

    However, I think a well placed cherry can save the day!

    I ended up bringing this behemoth of a dessert to my daughter’s school for an after-standardized test treat. The owner of the school is a very clean eater and just completed a very strict vegan cleanse a few weeks ago. This is something that she avoids at all costs and even she could not resist the pull of the chocolate magnet! All the teaches and aides enjoyed it.

    This desserts feeds a lot of hungry mouths. It’s a great dessert to serve when you have a large group to feed.

    Why make a Trifle with premade pound cake? Make it with homemade donuts instead! from

    If you make this dessert, I hope that you enjoy it as much as we did! I hope you enjoy the twist of the donuts in place of pound cake and the white chocolate pudding in place of plain Jane vanilla.

    Indulge in some White Chocolate Pudding. Smooth and Creamy Goodness! from #DietersDownfall.comFind the recipe for the White Chocolate Pudding HERE.








    Baked Chocolate Donuts. Rich, Chocolate flavor with a kick of coffee and chocolate chips. from #dietersdownfall.comFind the recipe to the Chocolate Donuts HERE.

    Yield: 16

    Chocolate Cherry Trifle

    Chocolate Cherry Trifle

    Layers of Chocolate Donuts, White Chocolate Pudding, and Tart Cherries makes a wonderful trifle.

    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 10 minutes


    For the Cherry Filling


    Make the tart cherries

      1. Put the sugar and cornstarch into a small pot and stir with a whisk. Add one can of the cherry water to the sugar and cook over medium heat. Whisk constantly so that no lumps form. When the mixture is thickened, remove it from the heat and stir in the two cans of drained cherries. Set aside to cool for several hours. Do not refrigerate.

    Make the trifle

      1. Break up and layer in some of the Chocolate Donuts. Add half the White Chocolate Pudding over top and then add half the cherries. Repeat with more donuts, pudding, and cherries.
      2. Add a cup of whipped cream and top with a cherry.
      3. If you have extra chocolate glaze left over from the donuts, you can make chocolate whipped cream. Simply make your homemade whip cream and add in a tablespoon of chocolate when soft peaks form.
      4. Serve to a hungry group!

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    Karyn Granrud

    Karyn Granrud

    I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.

    20 thoughts on “Chocolate Cherry Trifle”

    1. Holy cow! This looks AMAZING! I wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this post tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see what you share with us this week 🙂

      1. Hey Sarah, sorry you’re confused. The can of cherries is full of cherries and “cherry water” or syrup or juice – whatever you want to call it – liquid inside of the can. Drain one can of the cherries and add that liquid to the sugar to create the required syrup for the recipe. Then, take those cherries from the open can and add to them just the cherries (drained if its water) from the second can in the recipe. All you’re doing is making a cherry pie filling. I hope that helped.

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