Black Forest Trifle and a Chuckle of the Day for You!


Brownies made their debut at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, so in my way of thinking, that officially makes brownies the state dessert for Illinois, which leads on to this decadent sweet dessert...




It has all the flavors of a Black Forest Cake, but without the fussiness of a layer cake:  it’s Black Forest Trifle.  

It’s easy to put together, tastes great, looks pretty, and makes a fantastic dessert you can make ahead of time for a showy, impressive, colorful display!

I always like a good trifle ~ and as you can guess from my blog header, cherries are a favorite of mine ~ any time I can add them to a dessert, I’m all for it.  

This one is composed of chocolate brownies, chocolate pudding combined with espresso powder, cherries sauced with Kirsch cherry liqueur, whipped topping, and sprinkled with mini chocolate chips over the top.
 
It’s the perfect dessert for any time of year:  chocolate and cherries! 

Simply indulgent ~ very rich with a boozy kick!

I wonder how it would be for breakfast...


BLACK FOREST TRIFLE
Printable recipe


Ingredients:

1 box Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownies
2 boxes (3.9 ounces) Godiva Instant Dark Chocolate Pudding, or your favorite
1 teaspoon Instant Espresso Powder
3½ cups milk, skim or 2%
1 can (21 ounces) Cherry Pie Filling
¼ cup Kirsch Liqueur
2 tubs (8 ounces) Cool Whip Topping
¼ cup mini chocolate chips


Method:

Prepare brownies according to package directions, allow to cool.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add espresso powder and milk to pudding mix.
Mix until smooth, and refrigerate until ready to use.
Combine cherry pie filling and Kirsch.
Cut brownies into small bite-size squares, about 1”x1”.
Layer half of the brownies into the bottom of a large trifle dish or clear glass bowl.
Top with half of the prepared pudding, half of the cherry pie filling and one tub of the shipped topping.
Repeat catering with the remaining ingredients.
Sprinkle the top of the trifle with mini chocolate chips.
Refrigerate the trifle until ready to serve.




Enjoy!


Off the subject:  


This morning, Bill told the clerk at the bird feed store how fast the birds are going through the bird seed.  The gentleman came back with, "Well, I'll tell you why:  when they find a good source, they 'tweet' about it!"

That's it for a little chuckle today, from me to you!


37 comments:

  1. This is what we call a decadent dessert with chocolate, cherries, wipped cream. It looks stunning!
    Thanks for the chuckle. I liked it, and the picture with the bird and bird feeder.

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    1. Thanks, Duta! It goes fast at a gathering! You have a good day!

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  2. Chocolate and cherries? What is not to love about this delicious looking and sounding recipe!

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    1. Right on, Anne! It's pretty decadent! Take care

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  3. That looks sinfully decadent and incredibly yummy! Thanks for the chuckle too, Pam.

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    1. Hi Angie! Glad you liked them both! Have a great rest of the week!

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  4. I for one would have no problem eating your Black Forest Trifle for breakfast or lunch or dinner or anytime. Chocolate and cherries are made for each other. Cute bird story.

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    1. Me too, Ron! Any time of day works for me too. Love to watch those birds! We have a nest of baby cardinals now. Take care

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  5. This trifle looks too good to wait for my reason for making a trifle -- that is when the cake breaks up instead of coming out of the baking pan, and you need to find a way to make it presentable. Great flavors!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. You're right, Mae! This is so easy to make, and is a winner with most folks! Thanks!

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  6. So beautiful AND easy!! I love that you added some Kirsch---sounds delicious!!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! Kirsch is perfect with it. Take care

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  7. Yum,love this dessert, looks so pretty!☺

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    1. Thanks, Natalia! It's a pretty dessert! 😉

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  8. I think we all need to try this for breakfast! Love the idea of this ANY time of the day. Neat recipe -- thanks.

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    1. Ha, John, great minds think alike! Great for any time, any day! Thanks!

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  9. Pam, That Black Forest Trifle looks amazing! I would definitely overindulge... There is nothing like 'birder' humor! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi Dave! It would be easy to overindulge on this trifle. Glad you like the 'birder' humor too! Thanks!

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  10. Oh my goodness......this one caught my eye real fast. This trifle looks absolutely amazing...Nothing better than rich chocolate and cherries. Enjoy your Red, White and Blue...Memorial weekend..

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  11. Oh yummy!! I love black forest flavors and this looks so decadent and really yummy.

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  12. Well, you had me at Chocolate! Especially brownies.

    M : )

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    1. Great minds think alike, Melinda! Thanks!

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  13. Oh my! This sounds rich and wonderful! Well worth a few extra calories. And if you eat it for breakfast, it doesn't count! :) Love the bird humor - LOL!

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    1. Hi Susan! I think you're right about breakfast! Glad you like the humor too!

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  14. Ha! :) Love the boozy riff on this trifle. (I have got to get a trifle dish!)

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  15. Ha, ha! Silly joke! I love a good trifle and this one is beautiful, too!

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  16. That looks amazing now if only we could find the ingredients here :-( Cherries are not a problem our tree is heavy with them and we have been dehydrating as fast as we can de-pip them!!!
    There must be a lot of tweeting going on here as in winter I think every bird in a 10 mile radius knows there is food in our garden!!
    Have a great weekend or what is left of it. Diane

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  17. Ha, Diane! I think the tweeting is going around! We have a cardinal nest and a robin's nest, both in bushes at side of the house and up by the gutters and windows that are next to each other. They're something to watch!
    You have a good week!

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