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
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
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.
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!