Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Black Forest Trifle



Every year it's become a bit of a tradition that I make some sort of black forest variation for Glenn's birthday. Last year it was a tart, and this year it was a trifle. I really like trifles, and make them all the time. They're easy, impressive and there are endless ways to make them. They're also completely fool-proof, who has ever heard of a screwed up trifle (except for on Friends, no beef or onions in this!).

What really kicked this up for me was the glaze I used. It soaks right into the cake and moistens everything up with a mouthwatering chocolatey sweetness. Mmmmm, it's the type of thing you wake up wanting to eat for breakfast!

Black Forest Trifle

Ingredients

Devils Food Cake, prepared
can of cherry pie filling
whipped cream
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
5 tablespoons butter
6 oz or 1 cup choc chips

Directions

Cube cake into small pieces. In a small sauce pan, combine sugar, milk and margarine. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir chocolate chips until smooth. In a trifle bowl, layer 1/3 of cake in bottom of pan. Pour 1/3 of the glaze on top of cake, and 1/3 of the cherries. Repeat layers and garnish top with whipped cream. Best if served next to some vanilla ice cream!

26 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

I have a trifle dish and I've never made a trifle! I must remedy that!

Palidor said...

I love trifle! A black forest trifle is pure genius.

Chow and Chatter said...

Happy birthday Glen looks fab love the look of your blog Rebeca

HoneyB said...

I love making trifles. They are so easy and people love them! This looks yummy! Happy Birthday to Glen!

HoneyB said...

I love making trifles. They are so easy and people love them! This looks yummy! Happy Birthday to Glen!

Libby said...

Yummm! I've never made a trifle before. It looks pretty easy to do. Happy Birthday to Glen :) My husband wants German Chocolate cake on his birthday every year...and we're not talking about the boxed kind either...lol. I also remember that episode on Friends...lol. That was pretty funny..lol.

Erica said...

Its just so pretty! I love it. Happy Birthday Glenn!!! (hope you thanked your incredible wifey for this delicious dessert)

A Year on the Grill said...

That is very pretty, and sounds wonderful... getting ready for a new year;s party that this will fit great for

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

How pretty! And delicious! I've only made one trifle in my life. How sad is that. And I have a beautiful trifle bowl too. I'm inspired!

Happy Birthday Glen!

Alissa said...

Okay this looks so dang good!!! Glenn is a lucky man! Him & Jayda look so cute together:) Way to spoil your hubs on his special day:)

Ingrid said...

Now that's some serious decadence!

Happy Birthday to your honey, Glenn!
~ingrid

Lara said...

My Glen would LOVE this! Happy birthday to your Glenn!

♥peachkins♥ said...

That is one mouthwatering trifle.Happy Birthday to Glenn!

Trish said...

Wow....isn't that the most wonderful looking trifle! Yummers! A very Happy Birthday to your Glen.

Debbie said...

Love it!!! I am saving this recipe...very impressive.

Julie said...

Just beautiful...love it! Happy Bday to your hubby :)

Judy said...

Trifle is a great dessert for a crowd. I love this recipe, and I love your Christmas wallpaper.

Katy ~ said...

A black forest trifle ~ now that is a wonderful dessert to behold indeed. I know I would love it much more than the cake. Needs some kirsch in it, grins. Happy birthday to Glen.

Barbara Bakes said...

Can't believe I've never made a trifle. Yours looks luscious!

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

This looks so beautiful ! Hope you and your love ones have a happy and blessed Christmas !

Joanne said...

Awww your hubby and daughter are both adorable! Happy birthday!

Black forest sounds so good to me right now...All of that chocolaty cherry deliciousness. Perfect.

pigpigscorner said...

wow I just want to dig into that triffle! Looks so beautiful!

megan said...

this looks wonderful. I love any sort of trifle. and it looks so impressive!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I've always wanted a trifle dish. Now I know what to ask Santa for!

Your trifle looks stunning!

Kim said...

The trifle looks really good in that bowl!! Looks like it was a great birthday. Black forest trifle for breakfast....yum :D

Gladys Kock said...

I adore trifle but never make any trifle before. Yours look stunning and will definitely satisfy my spurt of cravings.