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Simple Chocolate Trifle Recipe

A Simple Chocolate Trifle Recipe

This is a simple chocolate trifle recipe that you can make for your holiday parties and more. This is the perfect chocolate dessert recipe for any occasion because it’s so easy to make. A few packages of cake and instant pudding and you can make this simple chocolate trifle recipe. Enjoy sensual desserts for valentines day with your partner. You can make this simple chocolate trifle recipe as a romantic dessert for two or a full blow dinner party teaser. There are so many great ways to serve this recipe for a simple chocolate trifle.

Simple Chocolate Trifle Recipe

This simple chocolate trifle recipe is absolutely beautiful in a see through trifle bowl. The layers are beautiful and the fresh fruit garnish over the clouds of whip cream is spectacular.

This as a centerpiece on your dessert table will draw applause and anxious guests as they wait to taste the first morsel.

It really is very easy to make and once assembled is a masterpiece in show. The taste is creamy and juicy with the fruit and whipped cream. It is a perfect dessert that is easy to prepare and lovely to serve. Continue reading

Easy Mandarin Orange Trifle with Vanilla Pudding

This mouthwatering trifle blends light, fluffy angel food cake with juicy mandarin segments, creamy vanilla pudding, and Cool Whip, to make a dessert, which is refreshing on a hot summer day and equally able to brighten up a cool winter evening. Trifle recipes vary but this one is super easy, thanks to the cake mix, gelatin and pudding used to make it. To save even more time, use a readymade angel food cake.

You can use fanned strawberries, blueberries or more mandarin orange segments to decorate the finished trifle if you like and maybe you want to add some chopped berries to the gelatin when it is partially set (adding it too early means it will float or sink rather than be suspended). Sprinkles are also nice for a colorful topping. You can either spread the Cool Whip over the top or pipe it on to make points. If you are going to garnish the trifle with fruit or sprinkles, it is better to spread it with a palette knife or spatula, so the sprinkles or fruit can be distributed evenly over the top.

The angel food cake is topped with the mandarins and the gelatin when it is not quite set, so some of the gelatin soaks into the cake. On top of that you have a creamy layer of instant vanilla pudding. Some trifle recipes use vanilla custard but instant pudding is quicker to make and tastes just as good. The topping is Cool Whip although you could use fresh whipped cream if you prefer. Another thing you could do, if you know how many people you are going to feed, is to make the trifle in individual serving glasses, if you have enough matching ones, rather than using a trifle bowl. Use glass or plastic, so you can see the layers of the trifle. If you are looking for an easy recipe for trifle, this one is really good. Continue reading

Fruit Trifle Recipes with Gelatin

If you like to make fruit trifle recipes, you will love this apricot gelatin recipe. Instant vanilla pudding, cake, apricots, and cream are used in this apricot gelatin trifle recipe and the result is great. This trifle recipe is loosely based on a traditional English fruit trifle and the flavors are very good together. A lot of apricot recipes combine apricots with other fruits and in this trifle recipe we also strawberry gelatin. Apricot gelatin might not be one of the most commonly used gelatin flavors in gelatin recipes but it works perfectly in this delicious trifle-style cake recipe.

There are lots of varieties of trifle, including strawberry trifle, sherry trifle and banana trifle, as well as others. Have you ever tried a trifle recipe? If not, you have missed out, because trifle is really delicious!

Perhaps you are a fan of apricot recipes, in which case this is the best trifle recipe you can make. Serve this flavorful trifle after any kind of meal. It is quite a festive dessert in some places, so you might like to bear it in mind for Thanksgiving or Christmas, if you fancy making something a bit different for one of those occasions. Continue reading

Basic Strawberry Trifle Recipe

This delicious basic strawberry trifle recipe only takes about ten minutes to make. You can use fresh blueberries or peaches instead of the strawberries if you want to. Angel food cake can be used instead of the pound cake. If you are looking for a simple recipe for a dessert for the family, you will enjoy this basic strawberry trifle recipe because there is not anything complicated about it and even beginner cooks can make it. It is easy to use a readymade cake, rather than make your own, but you can make a homemade cake if you want to, with a white or yellow cake mix. Just follow the instructions on the package.

This trifle does not contain gelatin, unlike a lot of other trifle recipes, and it does not contain alcohol either but not every trifle recipe does. If you have some strawberries to use up, you will find this basic strawberry trifle to be refreshing and light, making it the ideal dessert for a warm spring or summer day. It looks good and it tastes delicious. Fresh strawberries are very healthy and combining the nutrition of strawberries with the not-so-healthy ingredients like cream and sweetened condensed milk does result in a delicious dessert, which is very well balanced.

This recipe is great for adults or kids because the flavors are simple yet tasty. A lot of people would claim that strawberries are their favorite fruit of all and there is no doubt they smell wonderful and taste really good. If you see a big package of strawberries on discount in the store, you might want to consider making this delicious basic strawberry trifle because it is strawberry-rich and you can use the fruit to make something spectacular but so easy. Continue reading

Fresh Strawberry Trifle Recipe with Red Wine

A trifle is a dessert, which is normally made with fruit, custard, fruit juice or gelatin, whipped cream and some kind of sponge cake or ladyfingers. The ingredients are normally layered with the cake and fruit on the bottom and the cream on top. The first trifle recipes comprised a thick, sweetened cream, which contained rosewater, ginger, and sugar. This recipe appeared in the 1596 book, “The Good Housewife’s Jewel” by Thomas Dawson. The custard and milk was added, as well as the alcohol and cake, sixty years after.

The following is a very special fresh strawberry trifle recipe because the strawberries are cooked in wine, vanilla, and sugar, giving them a really sophisticated flavor. For a stronger flavor, add a little port wine to the red wine. Zinfandel would be a good red wine to use or something quite dry but fruity too. The vanilla cookies are unusual in this recipe. Trifle recipes usually contain cubes of cake or ladyfingers but the vanilla cookies work well. Leaving the trifle to chill for a few hours or overnight before serving it means the cookies absorb a lot of the juice from the marinated strawberries, giving them a soft texture and a wonderful taste.

This is a very easy fresh strawberry trifle recipe and the red wine and cookies makes it elegant enough for a dinner party dessert. If you are using quite small serving glasses, you might get ten servings. If you have bigger ones, you will get about eight. Continue reading

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