Black Forest Christmas fool

A simple, quick and indulgent dessert you can rustle up in 10 minutes. If you want to make a non-alcoholic version, use a can of cherries in syrup instead

  • Prep:10 mins
    no cook
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 682
  • fat 53g
  • saturates 32g
  • carbs 45g
  • sugars 26g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 0.3g


  • 500ml double cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 250g Christmas cake or rich fruitcake
  • 390g jar of black cherries in syrup, drained, reserving the liquid for drizzling
  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped


  1. Whisk the cream with the vanilla and icing sugar until it just holds its shape. Crumble the cake into six glasses, then top with a few cherries, a dollop of cream and a drizzle of the syrup. Scatter over the chopped chocolate.

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