Hello, friends! So let me start this post by informing you all (if you didn't already know) that I love to cook. And I especially love to cook for big groups of people. When I was a kid every couple of weeks my family would get together for something or another and have a a big meal together with lots of giggles and fun and bonding. Imagine Christmas dinner meets family game night. With at least 15 people. Monopoly was a staple and a favorite in our house. Anyways, getting back to the point, I love to cook for big groups of people, and Thanksgiving was an excellent excuse for me to be a good brown bear and entertain, the grown up version.
My mom and I put on quite the spread (read my last post for the full menu and some insta.gram shots) and I was pretty happy with the outcome of my recipes. There is one in particular that I thought would be so perfect to share with you all since it is the holiday season. In grown up land people have dinner parties and pot lucks and it's always nice to have a quick, easy, beautiful and delicious dessert recipe up your sleeve. Thanks to my Mommy for this gem.
I hope you guys like this recipe. One of the best things about it is that it can be a no bake dessert. I used generic ready made pound cake from the bakery section of my grocery store and CoolWhip, making this a super quick fix-me-up bowl of deliciousness. Please leave me some comments if you land up trying this! I'd love to hear your reactions and see your pictures!!
The Holiday Trifle
What you'll need: - Pound cake (plain or marble) - Whipped cream - Fresh fruit of your choice, chopped into itty bitty pieces - Kahlua
Make half inch slices of your pound cake. I sliced it lengthwise as well because I had to play trifle tetris to get my square pound cake to fit in my round trifle bowl. [Side: if you don't have a trifle bowl, I suggest this reasonably priced one from Amazon.]
Dip each side of your slices in a shallow dish filled with Kahlua. I was making this for a party with kiddies so I only dipped. Next time I'm thinking about making a more adult version and soaking the slices for an hour or so. After dipping the slices, arrange them in the bottom of your trifle bowl for the first layer of deliciousness.
With a spoon or a spatula apply a generous layer of whipped cream on top of the pound cake. You want this layer to be more or less even/flat, especially if you are using a glass trifle bowl.
Sprinkle your chopped fruit in a generous layer over the whipped cream. This time around I used strawberries, blueberries, grapes, pineapple, and peaches. Super colorful and extra yummy.
Then add another layer of Kahlua dipped/soaked pound cake. Then another layer of whipped cream. Then another layer of fruit. Repeat one more and use all the extra fruit on top.
Refrigerate until you are ready to serve. Then nom nom nom away!
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Dreaming of desserts, xx Nikbear