I've had some inquiries about my Black Forest Trifle after I posted here on my blog. The BFF wanted to get the recipe as well. This is a very simple recipe to make.
Simple Black Forest Trifle
3 cups all purpose cream, chilled
1 can condensed milk, chilled
10 chocolate cupcakes, broken up
1 jar cherries in syrup, drained and sliced (reserve syrup)
Chocolate shavings (optional)
1. In a chilled bowl and using a chilled beater, whip together cream and condensed milk until double in volume. Everything must be chilled for the cream to be properly whipped.
2. In a separate bowl, layer chocolate cupcakes, Brush with the syrup from the cherries. Sprinkle some of the sliced cherries. Top with the whipped cream.
3. Repeat the process, ending with cream. Top with cherries and shaved chocolate (optional).
I made the chocolate cupcakes from scratch using Martha Stewart's Hershey's Chocolate Cupcake recipe.
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
6 tablespoons Hershey's Cocoa powder (I used Bensdorp Dutch process Cocoa instead)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk, room temperature
1 large egg, lightly beaten, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup boiling water
Place rack in center of oven and heat to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with 12 paper liners; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine cocoa, sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add butter, milk, egg, and vanilla. Using a hand-held electric mixer on medium speed, beat for two minutes. Add boiling water and beat to combine (batter will be thin). Divide batter evenly between cupcake liners.
Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes (mine baked for 18 minutes). Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
If you are pressed for time to make this trifle, store bought chocolate cupcakes will cut the preparation time drastically. He he he.
Cupcakes baked from boxed chocolate cake mixes work well too. it will be our little secret. Ssshhh.....