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This decadent rocky road trifle combines two classic Christmas desserts together to create one of our most searched recipes.

  • Serves20
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes, + Cooling, standing & 2 hours chilling time
Rocky road trifle with marshmallows and cherries


  • 300g cherries, pitted
  • 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
  • 6 gelatine leaves
  • 2kg Pauls Brandy Custard
  • 540g Coles Make at Home Chocolate Mud Cake, cut into 4cm pieces
  • 300ml thickened cream, whipped
  • 190g pkt Coles Chocolate Almonds, halved
  • 1 cup (50g) mini marshmallows
  • 250g rose-flavoured Turkish delight, coarsely chopped
  • Shaved dark chocolate, to serve

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 1602kJ/383 Cals (18%), Protein: 6g (12%), Fat: 17g (24%), Sat Fat: 8g (33%), Carb: 51g (16%), Sugar: 42g (47%), Dietary Fibre: 1g (3%), Sodium: 179mg (9%).

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Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Combine the cherries and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 mins or until the cherries collapse slightly and syrup thickens. Set aside to cool. Drain cherries, reserving the syrup.
  2. Step 2

    Place gelatine in a bowl. Pour over enough cold water to cover. Set aside for 5 mins to soften. Drain and gently squeeze to remove any excess water. Transfer gelatine to a clean saucepan. Place over low heat until gelatine melts. Add custard and whisk until smooth. Transfer to a heatproof bowl. Cover. Chill for 2 hours or until almost set. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Step 3

    Arrange half the cake in the base of a 12-cup (3L) glass serving dish. Spoon over cream and top with half the cherries, half the almond, half the marshmallows and one-third of the Turkish delight. Drizzle with a little of the reserved syrup. Spoon over half the custard mixture.
  4. Step 4

    Top with the remaining cake, cherries and half the remaining Turkish delight. Drizzle with a little more reserved syrup. Spoon over remaining custard mixture. Top with the remaining Turkish delight, almond and marshmallows. Sprinkle with shaved chocolate to serve.

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