I made this for my nephew's birthday a few weeks ago. It was one of those recipes, you know the one...You have an idea in your mind of what you want to create and only when you are finished...are you even sure of what you're getting.
All I know is it went quick..as in "I want some...oh, it's gone already?" And my first thought was...well, I won't share my first thought with you;) I got just enough to tell you that yes...it was pretty tasty. People are so rude. Humph, shouldn't the cook always get the first taste? haha Too bad that never happens. I will definitely take that over having lots left...that is never a good sign.
1 box strawberry cake mix
(and all ingredients your specific cake calls for)
1 box chocolate pudding
1 box strawberry pudding packet
12 oz softened cream cheese
2 and 1/4 cups whipping cream
for chocolate covered strawberries
Bake cake according to directions and let cool. Cream softened cream cheese till it is fluffy, add in the chocolate pudding mix and 1/4 cup of the whipping cream. Whip till combined and slowly add in 1 cup of whipping cream and whip till stiff peaks appear. Put in fridge for 10 minutes. In another bowl, whip together strawberry pudding and 1 cup whipping cream till stiff peaks appear. Put in fridge for 10 minutes.
To assemble. Cut cake into small squares and place in a trifle bowl( I left mine at home and just used my mom's salad bowl) then top with a layer of the chocolate and then strawberry cream and layer until you fill the bowl.
To make the chocolate covered strawberries I melted dark chocolate and a small amount of butter. I used the melting chocolate from Michaels but did add some of my lindt chocolate bar to give it added flavor. Dip the strawberries in and place them on wire rack to solidify. Once hardened, place on top of trifle and place in fridge, covered, for at least 2 hours.
It may seem difficult or that there are a lot of steps...I think it took me a whopping 25 min to put all this together after the cake was cooled. and you could always make the puddings with milk and whisk them with cool whip for a quicker version than whipping cream.
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