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

Using store bought cake, Pandoro (Italian Christmas cake) or brioche these are filled with creamy mascarpone and cherry sauce. Perfect for that special dessert recipe you need!
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