Hello again and welcome back! I thought I would share something other than Kaley today, though I do love her to pieces. I'm hoping to have time for crafting again one day, but for now family gatherings have given me the opportunity for some "baking".
I have a killer trifle recipe to share with you guys. I had forgotten about trifles for a very long time and had never made one before. I had only eaten them at family gatherings, and boy was I missing out. These are probably the greatest dessert of all time! The are easy to make and clean up, delicious and sure to be a family favourite. And they are the easiest dessert to make your own, you just need to have a cake base, whipped cream and an add in like fruit or sweets. You can take any recipe and tweak it to your liking for a brand new twist.
I stumbled across this recipe from Or So She Says in my Pinterest feed and didn't look back.
Chocolate Toffee Trifle
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 bag skor pieces
1 container chocolate sauce
Homemade whipped cream (see below)
1. Bake cake per box instructions in two round pans. Set aside until completely cooled.
2. Make your whipped cream by placing 4 cups heavy/whipping cream, 2 cups icing sugar and 2 tsp. of vanilla in a standing mixer. Whip on high until thick and almost stiff peaks form. Set aside. (Note: I doubled the whipped cream in the original recipe because I found I did not have enough and could only do two layers)
3. Break your cake into bite sized pieces and put a layer in the bottom of your trifle dish. I followed the original instructions and fit the sliced cake whole into the dish and did not like the fit. I recommend using pieces and making this layer a little thicker to hold everything else.
4. Layer in some chocolate sauce followed by toffee bits and then whipped cream. Pay attention to the sides and try to add more there to really show the layers off.
5. When your happy with your layers start again with cake pieces and follow step four. Repeat until you end with whipped cream at the top of your trifle dish. I put a little extra at the top so I could smooth it out a bit better. Top with zigzags of chocolate sauce and sprinkle with toffee bits.
This recipe was so good, though when following the original recipe with adding the cake in as a full layer (and not in pieces) I found that it was very whipped cream heavy. I assume the whipped cream weighed everything down and made it so I had to add more than needed. That's why above I recommended ripping the cake into pieces, that way you will end up using more cake and less whipped cream to fill the trifle dish.
Here is a much closer look at the layers. It was especially hard to get the chocolate sauce and toffee bits to show, but I just did my best. It will all taste the same in the end, but it's nice when your desserts look pretty too.
And everyone always assumes that you spend a boat load of time and effort on these trifles. They are seriously easy desserst to make and have one of the biggest wow factors, it's awesome. Sometimes when you bake you feel underappreciated when you make a time consuming, difficult dessert and don't get a big response. But these bad boys definitely steal the show.
I will be making this recipe again, it was a big hit and Luis loved it. He did not object at all to me adding this to my dessert book. I think he may have even encouraged it.
So next family gathering or event that you need to bring a dessert to, keep a trifle in mind. They are show stealers and easy to make. I know I can't wait to make another one.
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