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i ♥ faces – “My Story in Photos: Dessert Recipe Edition”

April 5, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, the worship arts ministry at our church had a special event for the volunteers.  We offer training, inspirational speaking, and delicious food!  We usually have the kitchen director at our church make our meals, but for the Friday night portion, my friend Sarah was responsible for putting together a dessert for 60 people.  I offered to help her put everything together the day of the event, and when I called her that day to see if I could pick anything up, she informed me that her original plans for Strawberrt Shortcakes were foiled by extremely expensive strawberries. 

I threw out a quick, simple idea and we went for it!  Here is the result… little mini trifles.  Let me assure you, they were FANTASTIC, and they could not have been any easier.

First up, the chocolate version:


And now the strawberry version:



Chocolate Cake Trifle

1 box chocolate or devil’s food cake mix, prepared in a 9×13 pan
1 16 oz container Cool Whip
1 5.9 oz box instant chocolate pudding, prepared
Chocolate syrup

Cut cooled cake into 1-inch cubes.  Begin by spooning some whipped cream into a goblet.  Follow with some chocolate pudding and then several cubes of cake.  Repeat the process, top cake layer with whipped cream, and drizzle some chocolate syrup over the top.

Strawberry Trifle

1 box white cake mix, prepared in 9×13 pan
1 5.9 oz box instant vanilla pudding, prepared
1 pound strawberries (fresh or frozen), roughly chopped
1 16 oz container Cool Whip

Combine prepared pudding and strawberries in a large bowl.  Cut cooled cake into 1-inch cubes.  Begin by spreading a spoonful of whipped cream on the bottom of a goblet.  Follow with some of the strawberry pudding mixture, then several cubes of cake.  Repeat the process, topping the final cake layer with whipped cream.  Drizzle with strawberry syrup.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 5, 2010 10:00 pm

    Sounds good and easy. I really like the easy part. lol

  2. April 6, 2010 9:09 am

    Those are so cute! They look super tasty too. I’m glad they worked out for your church activity, I’ll bet they were a huge hit too. I’ll have to remember your idea if we ever have a church function where I am responsible for the dessert. Thanks for sharing.

  3. April 7, 2010 6:30 am

    These look really good and actually somewhat easy to make. I ususally don’t try recipes that have more than 5 ingredients or steps. My Bible Study group on Wednesday night is in for a treat!

  4. April 8, 2010 6:45 pm

    These sound so simple to make, and look really good to eat! Thanks!

  5. April 10, 2010 2:44 pm

    Makes my mouth water… 🙂

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