I originally started this blog as a place to store tried and true recipes for my family. It didn't take long to discover how supportive and fun the blog community was and I became hooked! I rarely create my own recipes, but I still hope you'll enjoy the recipes that I find and tweak a bit.
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
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
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!