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Monday, December 1, 2014

Chocolate Peppermint Trifle

We are having our work Christmas party tomorrow and I was asked to bring a dessert. I decided to find a new recipe on Pinterest. I decided to make Chocolate Peppermint Trifle and I found this recipe and it looks good. I took a little sample while making it and it looks amazing too. I'm sure my co-workers are gonna love it tomorrow. I love trifles... they are a little easier to put together and super yummy.

*Side note. I used a boxed cake mix instead of making it from scratch. It was super good and faster to make*

Chocolate Peppermint Trifle


For the Cake:
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
For the chocolate filling
1 (3.9 oz) package instant Chocolate pudding
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
Peppermint baking chips
For the whipped cream:
2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
For garnish:
2 Peppermint candy canes, crushed
1 tablespoon semi-sweet baking chocolate, grated


Heat oven to 375°. Line a 15 x 10 inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Spray with non-stick spray grease with butter. 
In stand mixer, add eggs. Whip on high for 5 minutes until light in color and thickened. Turn mixer to low and add vanilla and water. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Gradually add dry ingredients to eggs and beat just until batter is smooth. 
Spread batter evenly on cake pan. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 
Cool cake completely. Whip chocolate pudding mix with milk until soft set. In another container, whip cream until soft peaks form. Add cream to pudding and mix well. Add peppermint baking chips and fold together. 
In a separate bowl, whip cream and powdered sugar until soft peaks form. 
To assemble trifle, break up cake and divide into 3 portions. Line the bottom of the trifle dish with 1/3 of the cake. Top with 1/2 of the chocolate pudding mixture. Top with 1/3 of the whipped cream. Add more cake, pudding, cream. Them cake and cream. Garnish with crushed peppermints and grated chocolate.

1 comment:

jamie hixon said...

That sounds good! If I made it I would have to eat it all myself though, so I don't know if I will ever try it. Someone made a trifle for my book club party, it was awesome.