Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I Heart Trifle


Valentine’s Day is coming up. There will certainly be chocolate. I haven’t decided what I’ll make for dessert, but I thought of this trifle that I usually make for Christmas. It’s my favorite trifle recipe because it has a big slab of chocolate ganache on top. And it’s easy:

The cake layers are a Sara Lee pound Cake, cut into little rectangles (1 pound size).

The custard layers are vanilla instant pudding mix, prepared (the large package).

Instead of layers of raspberry jam, I mix raspberries (fresh or frozen) with a little sugar and orange juice.

To make the chocolate sauce: Heat 2/3 cup heavy cream and 1 tablespoon butter in a saucepan until simmering. Remove from heat and stir in 6 ounces semisweet chocolate and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cool 30 minutes, and then pour over other layers.

And of course, serve it smothered in whipped cream.

15 comments:

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Lordy that looks delicious!
I LOVE chocolate and fruit together!

Kim Kasch said...

Oh yummy - I was thinking chocolate dipped strawberries but this might be ez'er.

Thanks for sharing :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You had me at pound cake. I think I will make this, though. Yum!

PJ Hoover said...

Love it! I think I'll do the same!

Kelly said...

That looks simply divine! YUM!

Suzanne Casamento said...

Ooo. That looks sooo good. Now I'm craving it like crazy!

Keri Mikulski said...

Yum!!!!!!! I'm craving this dessert.. :)

Bish Denham said...

OMG! You just had to go and put several of my favorite things all together now didn't you? :O

LW said...

That looks so good; I am a
non-baker so this works for me....

Louise

ICQB said...

I'm drooling.

Paris said...

Ohhhh...YUMMY!!!! :)

Rena said...

YUUUUUUUUUMMMMMM!

Carrie Harris said...

You just said the magic word: ganache. :)

Mary Witzl said...

Eek -- I'm a HUGE fan of trifle, and please consider that word 'HUGE'. It's taken me ages to claw my way back to slimness, (and I'm only nominally slim, too)...and now I see this! My only comfort is that we can't get either raspberries or vanilla instant pudding mix here. In the U.K., custard mix is readily available and friends were always looking to get rid of their surplus raspberries.

Fortunately, this comment window is blocking my view of that trifle.

Brenda said...

This sounds yummy!!! I will be trying this later...Thanks...