layered creamy cherry dessert in a glass with a cherry on top cherries scattered around and two other glasses of dessert in the background
5 from 2 votes

Trifle Desserts with Mascarpone and Cherries

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6 people
Author: Marcellina



  • 200 g pandoro (or brioche, panettone or plain cake)
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup mascarpone
  • 2 tablespoon powdered (icing) sugar
  • 1/3 cup amaretto liqueur
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoon flaked almonds (toasted)
  • 1 quantity of cherry sauce.


  • Whip cream and powdered (icing) sugar to soft peaks.
  • Fold mascarpone and chopped chocolate into the cream.
  • Slice pandoro into 1cm or ½ inches slices.
  • Divide half the cherry sauce amongst 6 dessert glasses or cups.
  • Tear pandoro to fit and arrange in one layer (using half of the pandoro) on top of cherry sauce.
  • Drizzle each with 1 ½ teaspoons of amaretto liqueur.
  • Divide half of the mascarpone cream amongst the 6 dessert glasses or cups.
  • Repeat with cherry sauce, pandoro, liqueur and finish with mascarpone cream.
  • Top with almonds and a cherry.


Calories: 594kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1394IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2mg