Hi! I hope all of you moms out there had a great Mother's Day! Mine was very nice. My little guy started and ended my day with the sweetest words and best snuggles. And in between we were able to spend time with my family. It was a beautiful day and we had fun watching the kids run and play all afternoon.
And of course the meal was great. Dad grilled, we had lots of yummy snacks, salads and of course dessert. I surprisingly enough, had not put much thought into making a dessert and at the last minute decided to go with a trifle.
Do any of you make trifles very often? I got this bowl a year or so ago and I love it. You can throw all sorts of things together in it and it somehow manages to look pretty no matter what's inside.
I made a French Vanilla cake (with egg whites - trying to stay on the healthier side)
After the cake cooled slightly I spread a black raspberry jam over it like frosting and then I grated white chocolate over the whole thing. After it was completely cool i cut the cake up into very small squares.
I layered the cake with a vanilla pudding mixture...
And topped it off with more pudding, grated white chocolate and fresh blackberries.
Vanilla Blackberry Trifle
1 box French Vanilla Cake mix
(substituting 4 egg whites instead of 3 eggs)
Black Raspberry Jam
1 large box of sugar free vanilla pudding
8 oz light cool whip
Prepare cake as directed and pour into sheet cake pan. Bake 20 minutes. Let cake cool slightly. Spread with jam. Sprinkle white chocolate evenly over cake. When completely cooled, cut into 2 inch squares.
In a medium bowl, mix pudding as directed and fold in Cool Whip.
Layer cake square and pudding mixture - ending with the pudding on top. Cover with white chocolate shavings. Decorate with berries.