May 02, 2010

Two Trifles Tonight

Yesterday I was running errands with my 14 year old and while in the middle of JoAnn's Fabric store around 5:00 pm, my husband rang my cellphone.

"Uh, honey, apparently we have a bbq at my boss's house tomorrow night.... and we need to bring a dessert."

Having just returned from vacation to South Carolina (we came home with $3.70 in our checking account) and having just wrote out a check for my oldest daughter's church Mission Trip at the end of this month, we have little groceries to work with. My mind raced. What can I make? What would they like? What does my husband wish to bring?

"What would you like me to make?" I asked him.

"Umm, I think that cake thing. You know. With cake and like, whipped cream or something... you know."

"The white cake with whipped cream that looks like a basket with strawberries on it?"

"Yeah! Wait... No. Um, that thing where you put it in a glass bowl with layers and blueberries and strawberries and things."

"A trifle?"

"Yes! That would be awesome!"

"Do you think we should bring something chocolate though? This group really likes chocolate desserts. I could do a chocolate trifle with a layer of chocolate pudding and a layer of peanut butter filling."

"Yeah that too. Let's bring both!"

That's my husband!

So last night I returned home from the grocery store and made a white cake and a chocolate cake and this morning by 8:am had them both assembled to chill.

First: White cake with white chocolate pudding layer, strawberry glaze layer, homemade whipped cream layers with raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.

Second: Chocolate cake with chocolate pudding layers, homemade whipped cream and a rich peanut butter filling layer with a chocolate coffee topping drizzled on top.

TRIFLES: Quick and easy to assemble, fun to 'play' with ingredients (you can't go wrong) and they are crowd pleasers every time!Print Friendly and PDF