Easy Halloween Black Forest Trifle is a spooktacularly delicious Halloween recipe full of the most adorable ghosts and goblins! This easy Halloween dessert takes only minutes to assemble and is sure to please even the pickiest big and little kids in your house.
Easy Halloween Black Forest Trifle is an oh so easy Halloween treat because it uses boxed devil’s food cake mix, canned cherry pie filling, and refrigerated whipped topping. Oh, and I can’t forget the spooky ghosts and charming pumpkin marshmallow Peeps. These little guys are what turns a regular trifle into Halloween party food! Once you bake the cake, it really is just a matter of putting everything in the trifle dish. I promise you, it’s one of the easiest desserts you will ever make. Of course, no one else needs to know, and they will think you slaved for hours creating this stunning and decadent Halloween dessert.
And did I mention just how delicious this Halloween treat is? Oh, my goodness, there is something magical about chocolate cake and cherries, they are a classic pairing in traditional Black Forest Cake. This luscious dessert was made specifically for Halloween with the marshmallow Peeps, but if you want an impressive dessert to serve your family and friends on occasion, just leave out the Peeps.
Looking for more Halloween themed recipes? Check out these easy Halloween treats Easy Halloween Jalapeno Mummies, Halloween Spooky Spider Deviled Eggs, Easy Halloween Meringue Ghosts, and Halloween Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip. Need even more ideas, take a look at this post: 25 Spooktacularly Delicious Halloween Treats.
The ingredients for Easy Halloween Black Forest Trifle includes a box of devil’s food cake mix, a can of cherry pie filling, refrigerated whipped topping, and pumpkin and ghosts marshmallow Peeps. You will also need a clear glass trifle dish to show off your masterpiece.
How to make Easy Halloween Black Forest Trifle
Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions in a 13×9 pan. Bake, let cool and cut into cubes.
Line the sides of the trifle dish with the marshmallow ghosts and press them up against the glass.
Place one layer of devil’s food cake cubes inside the dish and fill to the top of the ghosts heads.
Top the cake layer with 1/2 of the cherry pie filling and gently spread out evenly.
Line the sides of the trifle dish with the marshmallow pumpkins and press them up against the glass.
Place another layer of devil’s food cake cubes inside the dish and fill to the top of the pumpkin heads.
Top with the remaining cherry pie filling and gently spread out evenly.
Top the cherry pie filling with the whipped topping and spread out evenly.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
I used a clear glass trifle bowl, that was approximately 7.5″ in diameter and 5″ deep. If you don’t have a trifle bowl you can use a clear glass bowl.
Yes, you can substitute homemade whipped cream for refrigerated whipped topping if you are going to be serving the cake immediately and it will be delicious. However, it will not hold up quite as long in the refrigerator.