Monday, June 25, 2012

Chocolate Trifle

I am on a dessert kick right's horrible...but I can't help it! My husband and I are both sweets people. When we first got married, I was making a new dessert at least every other joke! [[Needless to say, I perfected several recipes in that first year.]]

The recipe I want to share with you right now is the Chocolate Trifle. I received this recipe from a woman at my old church at my "Kitchen Themed Wedding Shower" [[which is a fantastic idea by the way...]] I have made a few tweaks to the original recipe. Nothing too drastic, so they're easy to follow.

[[I apologize for the lack of photos. I was in a rush when making this because we were having company over and I needed to have this thing FINISHED! But I have a photo of the finished product so that will just have to suffice.]]

1 Chocolate or Fudge Brownie Mix [[I have a DELICIOUS brownie recipe below for those interested! Or you can be boring and just use a box mix...]]

4 TBSP Strong coffee + 1 tsp sugar [[I don't measure the coffee, just use how much you deem appropriate. Also, I lose the sugar...IT IS NOT NECESSARY! The whole dish is sugar, for goodness' sake...but if you love sugar and want to add this extra tsp, that's your prerogative.]]

3 (3.9 oz) packages of chocolate instant pudding

1 (12 oz) tub of whipped cream

1 package of Heath Toffee Bits [[This is your chance to get creative. I loathe I substitute whatever I fancy that day. This time it was Oreos...yum!]]

{1} Prepare brownie mix as directed.
{2} Prick top of warm brownies. Drizzle with coffee and let cool.
{3} Prepare pudding.
{4} Place 1/3 crumbled brownies in the bottom of a 3 qt. trifle dish.[[I like to just cube the brownies so that you get a huge brownie chunk in each bite!]] Top with 1/3 of the pudding, then 1/3 of the whipped cream, then 1/3 of Heath [[or whatever you are substituting.]]
{5} Repeat this 2 more times.
{6} Chill 6-8 hours before serving

And for the most delicious brownies on earth:

2 c flour
2 c sugar [[I use turbinado because it gives a better texture in this particular recipe. But if you don't have turbinado sugar, don't go out and buy it just for this recipe. Just use whatever kind of sugar you already have on hand.]]
3/4 c cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 c water
1 c vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla

{1} Mix dry ingredients.
{2} Add wet ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
{3} Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. [[I usually only keep them in for 20 minutes though because they are a lot more gooey. Just know your oven and your preferences and take the brownies out of the oven accordingly.]]


  1. That looks absolutely delicious :)

    Have you ever tried the King Arthur chocolate fudge brownies?? If not, you should. They are by far the best brownie I have ever made/had!!

  2. That will be next up on my list when I need to make brownies!! I trust your baking judgement. =]