Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chocolate Trifle With Berries

With Valentines coming up I thought I would put up one of my favorite desserts. This is what I will be serving on Valentines night to my family.


1 box of your favorite Chocolate cake mix (We will make a chocolate cake from scratch or buy, an organic mix)
1 package (6 ounces) of instant chocolate pudding mix (we use Dr. Oetker organic chocolate pudding mix, this will take 2 boxes.)
3/4 cup of strong coffee (we use Starbucks espresso)
1 pint of heavy Whip cream (beat the cream till it becomes thick.)
1 pound of Berries your choice (we used strawberries)

Bake your cake according to the package directions. You will want to cool the cake before cutting it. Prepare pudding according to the package directions: set the pudding aside.

When your cake is cooled go ahead and crumble it. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cake. Place half of the remaining cake crumbs in the bottom of a 4 1/2 or 5-qt. trifle dish. If you have a decorative glass bowl this is just fine it will work.

Repeat each Layer the cake then the coffee, half the pudding, half of the whipped cream, then a layer of berries. Repeat the cake, coffee, pudding, and whipped cream. Make sure your last layer is the Whip Cream.

Top the trifle with your whip cream, sprinkle with the 1/2 cup of crumbled cake and berries.
Place in the refrigerator or front porch if you live north where it is really cold for about 2-3 hours.

This will serve a lot of people. We have 10 in our home, and it lasts for a couple nights.

Here is what it will cost if made with organic ingredients
 Dr. Oetker organic chocolate cake mix $3.99
Coffee we always have. a cup of coffee under a $1.00
Dr Oetker Organic chocolate pudding mix for 2 boxes $3.78
1 pint of organic heavy cream $2.99
1 pound of organic strawberries $4.99

Total $16.75 (.83 per serving) if you feed 20 people like we do.

You could make this for less money, but you will be filling your family with things not so good for them.



Jasmine said...

Pamela, this looks divine.

I make a similar one with pound cake. Thanks so much for linking up to Domestically Divine.

Hope all is well.

chili pepper said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your recipe, Pam. It looks fabulous. I look forward to giving it a whirl on the next occasion we bake for.

chili pepper said...

Oh, and you forgot to mention you can save almost four dollars by making the cake from scratch as it cost only pennies to make it from scratch, which offsets the additional cost of buying the other ingredients organic.

Chels said...

This looks so yummy!!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What a GORGEOUS dessert! You've made it all look so easy and delicious!


Janelle Nehrenz said...

I just love a trifle...thanks for sharing on Comfy! Love, Janelle

Gardenia said...

look scrumptious! thanks for sharing this recipe.