Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fun with COOL WHIP!

I fully admit that I am not a good cook.  When it comes to making dinner, I can follow a recipe, sure, but I am not very original.  It's pretty much stick-to-the-basics in my Trenches...if I'm the one in charge.  My husband, on the other hand, is a phenomenal cook.  The man can grill or fry or bake anything.  He makes pasta sauce from scratch and while he may follow a recipe, he always improvises and adapts and makes it taste better.

But the one thing I know I CAN do?  Is make a mean dessert.  I enjoy desserts (as my hips and ass will attest) and I love getting complimented when I whip up something tasty...and easy!  Because who has time to slave over a stove?  Certainly not this girl.

So what's your everyday dessert solution?  The one you make that everyone requests and loves, and most importantly, is quick and easy?

For me, it's a no-brainer.  TRIFLE.

Mmmm....trifle.  I love the fact that my entire family gets excited about this dessert.  Hubby requests it instead of cake on his birthday, and when we have family gatherings with my side of the family, I am always instructed to BRING THE TRIFLE.

Please tell me you've heard of trifle before?  All you need is the following:

 A chocolate cake mix (so eggs and vegetable oil too), chocolate pudding, heath bar morsels, and a big tub of COOL WHIP whipped topping.

Cook the cake mix in a 13x9 pan according to package directions and let cool.

 Find a willing volunteer to lick the beaters.

I bought a trifle bowl for pretty cheap.  You can use a regular ole bowl, but for appearance sake, it just looks prettier in one of these.  

Line the bottom of your (trifle) bowl with cut up cubes of cake.

Next layer:  pudding

Next layer:  COOL WHIP

Next layer:  Heath bar crunch

Repeat until you run out of room.

Refrigerate the finished product for as long as you like before serving.  I usually give it 2-3 hours so it has time to set, meaning the pudding and COOL WHIP sink in to make the cake all spongy and yummy and delicioso.

 Is your mouth watering?

The good thing is that there are many variations to this dessert, which makes it EVEN MORE adaptable and easy to make in a pinch.

For example, instead of chocolate cake, you could use angel food cake, layering it with either vanilla or chocolate pudding, COOL WHIP, and then cut-up strawberries.

For a festive Fourth of July dessert, you could add blueberries AND strawberries to the angel food, pudding and COOL WHIP.

The possibilities are endless!


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1 comment:

Born to Love said...

That looks delicious !

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