Nothing says Christmas like a chocolate cherry trifle. These
individual trifles can be prepared ahead and kept in the fridge for
when guests pop in.
200 gmdark chocolate (53% cocoa solids), finely chopped, plus extra to serve200 mlthickened cream250 gmcherries, pitted½ tbspcaster sugarFinely grated rind and juice of ½ orange200 gm dark chocolate cake, crumbled100 gmcrème fraîche
Stir chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water until melted (2-3 minutes). Cool briefly. Whisk cream in an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add chocolate in a steady stream until combined. Divide among four 300ml serving glasses and refrigerate for at least 5 minutes.
Combine cherries, sugar and orange rind and juice in a bowl, stir until sugar dissolves, and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Divide cake among glasses, top with cherries and crème fraîche, and serve topped with grated chocolate.