Yesterday I made a yummy new trifle to share with my dear friend. It started out as a volcano cake but then became Chocolate Cherry Trifle. Yum.... I am glad I went with the trifle. As per a request from my girlfriend I am sharing this recipe.
Chocolate Cherry Trifle
1 box chocolate cake
1 can cherry pie filling
1 container of Cool Whip
Make the cake according to the directions on the box. Let cook and cut.
When the cake has cooled enough to touch it crumble a layer of cake in the bottom of a trifle bowl. Add a layer of cherries, then follow with a layer of cool whip, sprinkle with chocolate chips. Continue until the cherry filling and cool whip are used up.
* I did not use the whole cake, infact.. I used the outside edges for the trifle.. since I have so many fans of the "middle" pieces. :)
Drizzle Chocolate Sauce over the top.
3 squares of semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 c. milk
3-4 Tbsp. butter.
Melt the chocolate and milk together. Then add the butter.. mixing well. If you do this and let it sit it will thicken. I didn't have the patience to do that so I added some powdered sugar to thicken it. :)
I served it w/o the chocolate drizzled on top but as an add on when served. It was really yummy.
Another awesome trifle I make once in a while I found on All Recipes.com. called Brownie Trifle. ( or they list it as Chocolate Trifle)
I made this last week and had a few fresh strawberries on hand, so I tried to be creative and make a "flower" on top with strawberries and chocolate chips. Next time I may just add the strawberries into the desert.