The thing about baking something that your husband likes is that he tends to ask for it all.the.time. He causally asked for brownies awhile back and I won wife of the year and made him Reese’s brownies. [Ok, I didn’t officially win.. but I should have.] So now he thinks if he just causally asks for brownies, say once a week, that they will magically appear in the oven. And sometimes they do. [Well, sorta.] This week they appeared in trifle form. A chocolate cherry trifle that is!
I made this trifle for our Super Bowl party this past week and it was really fun to make a pan of brownies and tell Ryon he couldn’t eat any. But they were for the trifle. [Which is really just a fancy word for a layered dessert.] Everyone that came over ohh-ed and ahhh-ed at the trifle and asked how did I make it. I told them it was really easy to make. [Because momma only makes easy homemade recipes yall.]
For the brownies:
- 1? cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- ¾ cup baking cocoa
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- ? cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs, slightly beaten
- 2 tsp. vanilla
For the whipped cream:
- 1 large container of heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
For the cherry filling:
- 1 15 oz can of cherry filling [I used a cherry and white peach filling I had gotten from Kroger.]
Make the brownies and let them cool. While they are baking whip up the whipped cream. [Pun indeed.] To do this add your heavy whipping cream to a chilled bowl. Use a hand or stand mixer and beat it on high for 2-5 minutes. Once soft peaks are forming add your sugar and vanilla. Mix until blended.
I need to do a post just on how glorious homemade whipped cream truly is. Because its amazing. And once you know how easy it is to make your own, you may never buy the store bought one. One day soon.
Once everything is done you layer it in your pretty trifle dish and stick it in the fridge til its time to eat. And if you are really mean, then make it a day before a party and tell your family they can’t touch it yet. And then evil laugh as they all whine. [Mom win.]
Looking for more recipes? Check out:
Or sign up for our emails!