Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Trial and Error

My women's circle, we are The Paula's, at First United Methodist is putting together a cookbook for a fundraiser. I LOVE cookbooks. I love to buy them, give them, own them....I can contribute up to five recipes so I thought this week I might try a few out of you all and see what your reactions are. I love to cook...but I am a busy person and don't have time for it to take a lot of time in preparation and I don't want it to be frustrating...so I have worked hard to put together recipes for the working person. Anyways, a couple of years ago I won a cake from my friends the Munzemay's place in Rockford called the Eagle's Roost. Problem was Kat and I could not eat it fast enough and I was afraid it would get stale...so I had to make dessert one night for church and this is what I did:

Death by Chocolate Trifle


Ingrediants:

1 chocolate cake (you can make it, buy, it...it can be chocolate, pound, angel food, whatever floats your boat...I have used half chocolate and half white)
1 box of instant pudding...mixed according to package (I use chocolate...but have used vanilla, white chocolate, or both...it just depended on my mood.)
1 large carton of cool whip
1 Butterfinger


Mix up pudding and put in refrigerator to firm. Cut cake in half and crumble half the cake in the bottom of a trifle bowl, punch bowl, or any other deep clear glass bowl. The next layer is pudding...so use about half of the pudding mixture....the top that with the cool whip. Repeat layers...top with crushed butterfingers (you can use any HARD chocolate candy...Heath Bars are good too). Refrigerate and serve...let me tell you...there will be none left. You can do this with strawberries and pound/angelfood cake...I also toss in blueberries with that one...and use it on the 4th of July. This is a recipe that is meant to be played with. So...what do you think? Should I use this one in the cookbook? What til tomorrow...I am excited about that recipe too! Try this one...and I know you will enjoy it.

7 comments:

Queenie Jeannie said...

Triffles rock my world!! I've been really enjoying a pumpkin one I learned to make from my Pampered Chef consultant. It's soooo good too! Of course nothing is dessert unless it has chocolate in it...:D

Nezzy said...

Did somebody mention chocolate??? Ya know I can smell chocolate twenty blogs away??? We have a lady who makes this every time we have a dinner at church, it's divinely heavenly.

I just wanted to thank ya for poppin' in with your sweet comment.

God bless from the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Don't you just love a triffle? My daughter has asked for one for her upcoming birthday instead of cake. This looks wonderful!

Sweet Tea said...

Do you really have to ask?!
For sure we women would be on that like ants-on-a-picnic-basket!

Jacki said...

Oh my goodness! I think I gained 5 pounds reading this. I was definately drooling!
This sounds so good, and EASY!!
Gonna try it tonite!

♥Trina♥ said...

I LOVE this! But just to make sure you should include it in the cookbook, you need to make it and bring it to school one day. LOL

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Karen - my goodness! How generous of you to offer me a rose piece that belonged to your mother -- I would love to see it! I think that I've told you that we do have some common ground -- my mother also had Alzheimer's and my grandmother also had dementia. Some days that scares me witless!