Chocolate Strawberry Trifle

For Canada day this year we were asked to bring a dessert, and we needed a big one.  What’s a pretty easy but can be as-big-as-you-waIMG_1791nt dessert?

Trifle!  Yes!

Ben and I had a lot of fun with this (we often cook/bake together).  We looked over some trifle recipes, and but then decided to go original.  Turned out great!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 Box your favourite cake mix (make in a 9×13 pan)
  • Homemade Fudge Sauce (we like this one, however I only use 1/2 cup of sugar)
  • 12 or more individual vanilla flavoured pudding cups (guess you can make your own, but this step I cheat on)
  • 1 L Whipping Cream less 1 cup (use the 1 cup left over for the homemade fudge sauce)
  • 4 Cups strawberries cut up
  • 8 Oh Henry bars, or chocolate bars of your choice “diced” (this time we used 4 Oh Henry’s and half a package of chocolate covered graham cookies)
    Large bowl.  (We actually did about 1 + another half of this dessert, so we used a punch bowl, but for these quantities that will be too big.)

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(Whoops, we forgot to have the whipped cream in the photo, but this shows most of the ingredients…)

It’s best to make the chocolate cake the night before you assemble the trifle to allow time to cool.

  1. Make Whip Cream (in a mixer beat 35% whipping cream – remember to reserve 1 cup of the whipping cream for the next step if you’re going to make your own fudge sauce), 1 tsp vanilla, 1/4 cup icing sugar, whip it until firm spikes are created when whisk is removed – don’t over whip) and then put in the fridge to chill until needed.
  2. Make fudge sauce (again we only did 1/2 cup sugar instead of 3/4 cup).  Then set aside to cool
  3. Cut up strawberries, cut up chocolate bars/cookies and set aside
  4. After the chocolate cake has cooled, cut into slightly bigger than bite sized pieces.  Cover the bottom of the bowl with the cut up cake to begin your layers.  Drizzle with cooled fudge sauce.
  5.  Pour 3-4 pudding cups over cake, try to get an even layer.  Pour 1/3 of whip cream over pudding.
  6. Then comes 1/3 of your chocolate bars/cookies and 1/3 of your strawberries.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 for 3 layers.

Should look like this from the side:

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Chill for 3 hours or over night to set.

This was a pretty big hit the other night, we took the left overs home with us when we left, which I guess was too soon because people were asking for it.  Yay!  Such a great compliment.  I kinda wish we hadn’t already finished it off… we just finished the last of it… oh man, so good.

The fun thing about trifles is you can feel free to mix it up… use different fruit, chocolate, cake, to make it your own!

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