Black Forest Trifle

Enjoy this black forest trifle that’s layered with brownie pieces, cherries and whipped topping mixture – a perfect dessert treat.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 20

1
box (19.5 oz) chocolate fudge brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
3
cups halved pitted dark sweet cherries (from two 12-oz bags)
1/4
cup kirsch or fruit juice
1/2
cup hot fudge topping
2
containers (8 oz each) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1
oz bittersweet chocolate

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Make and bake brownie mix as directed on box for 9-inch square pan, using water, oil and eggs. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix cherries and kirsch. Let stand at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave hot fudge topping uncovered on High about 1 minute, stirring once, until softened. Fold in 1 container whipped topping until blended.
  • 4 Cut brownies into 1 1/2-inch pieces. In 4-quart trifle bowl or glass serving bowl, layer half of the brownie pieces and 1 1/2 cups of the cherries with liquid. Spoon chocolate whipped topping mixture over cherries. Repeat with remaining brownie pieces, cherries with liquid and plain whipped topping. Cover; refrigerate until serving. Shave 1 oz bittersweet chocolate. Sprinkle over trifle. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

For a subtle change in flavor, try soaking the cherries in amaretto.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
305
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Sodium
88mg
88%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.