Mini 3-Layer Chocolate Cherry Parfaits

Nicolette Stramara

by | Updated: December 30th, 2020

What’s a party without parfaits? Perfect for the most celebratory of holidays, these mini cups are overflowing with sweet and creamy dessert goodness in fuss-free, individual serving-size glasses. A chocolate cake, cherry jam filling and whipped coconut cream are layered for the perfect balance of rich decadence and oh-so-sweet flavor. The best part? They’re totally vegan-friendly so everyone at the party can join in on the fun.

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Mini 3-Layer Chocolate Cherry Parfaits

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 36 minutes
Total Time 51 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 433 kcal
Author Nicolette


Chocolate cake

Cherry jam filling

Coconut Whipped Cream

  • 1-2 cups whipped coconut cream chilled
  • Maple syrup optional

Optional toppings

  • Melted dark chocolate
  • Red sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray standard-sized cake pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In large mixing bowl, beat together cake ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into prepared cake pan; bake 36 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into center. Let cool.
  4. Meanwhile, soak cherries in maple syrup and water about 10 minutes.
  5. In food processor, combine cherry mixture and coconut cream; mix until smooth. Set aside.
  6. Beat solid portion of canned coconut cream until smooth, light, and fluffy. Add maple syrup for desired sweetness.
  7. In mini trifle servers, crumble about 2 tablespoons cake. Add about 2 tablespoons cherry filling. Top with about 2 tablespoons coconut whipped cream. Repeat layers.
  8. Garnish each parfait with optional toppings.

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Nutrition Facts
Mini 3-Layer Chocolate Cherry Parfaits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 433 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 259mg7%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1050IU21%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.