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Liz’s Black Forest Mini Trifles

Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On December 20, 2011 @ 8:00 am In Dessert,Recipes | 3 Comments

I’m so excited to be sharing these delicious Black Forest Mini Trifles with you today! As we prepare for the holidays, we are all so busy, this delicious dessert is a perfect addition to any celebration.

I’m Liz and most of the time you can find me baking [3], decorating [4],and crafting [5] on Hoosier Homemade [6]. If you are a cupcake lover…Cupcake Heaven [7] is the place for you! And a few months ago, my husband and I launched Pocket Change Gourmet [8], where we share budget friendly food with a little flair.

Trifles are one of those desserts that I absolutely love to serve. The flavor combinations are endless, they are super easy to create but look very impressive. And they are very budget friendly…a little goes a long way.

After making the Black Forest Whoopie Pies [9] last week, I had a few chocolate cookies left over and whipped up these mini trifles in minutes. They are elegant enough to serve for a Dinner or Holiday Party and easy enough to add a sparkle to a weeknight meal.

Black Forest Mini Trifle Recipe


  • Chocolate cake, cupcakes or cookies – broke into small pieces
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 container Whipping Cream, Cool Whip or other whipped topping
  • Chocolate Jimmie Sprinkles {optional but fun}


  • Use leftover cake or bake one {I used leftover cookies from the Black Forest Whoopie Pies [9]} – break into small pieces and place in glass container
  • Add some cherries
  • Add Cool Whip
  • And then repeat
  • Top with cherries and a few sprinkles

I found these little shooter glasses at Pier 1, but I have also used votive glasses [10], a large trifle bowl [11] and even mini trifle bowls [12]. The ideas are endless.

I hope you have enjoyed the Black Forest Mini Trifles. Thanks so much for having me over today, Erin!

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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[9] Black Forest Whoopie Pies: http://hoosierhomemade.com/black-forest-whoopie-pies/

[10] votive glasses: http://hoosierhomemade.com/thanksgiving-desserts-and-pumpkin-cheesecake-mini-trifle/

[11] large trifle bowl: http://hoosierhomemade.com/trifle-dessert-for-memorial-day/

[12] mini trifle bowls: http://hoosierhomemade.com/holiday-gingerbread-toffee-trifle/

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