I was asked to bring dessert to my families Easter dinner this year and I was happy to say I would! I knew exactly what I wanted to make too. I'd had a variation of Layers of Love Choco-Cherry Trifle brewing in my mind after making the original.
So I tried it out on Easter. What. A. Hit.
My family cannot thank Lucky Leaf enough for sending me their Bake Your Heart Out recipe book. We've made almost every single recipe in there and they have all been excellent. This trifle though, this one is the one that they ask me to make.
Here is how I gave the original recipe a little twist:
Gooey Brownie Cherry Trifle
1 (18.25 oz) box chocolate brownie mix, prepared (I used my brownie recipe)
1 (4 serving size) package instant chocolate mix, prepared
2 (21 oz) cans Cherry Pie filling
2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare brownie mix according to the directions and bake in a 9x13 inch pan. Let brownies cool completely and cut into 1 inch cubes. Prepare pudding mix according to package directions. Chill at least 30 minutes. Place half of the brownie cubes in a 3- to 4- quart trifle bowl. Spoon one can of Lucky Leaf cherry pie filling over brownies; spread 1 cup pudding over the cherries and top with half of the whipped topping. Repeat layers. Top with chocolate curls, if desired. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
The brownies have a more dense, chocolate-y flavor than they cake and make it feel so rich and decadent. Trifles like these are just perfect and I'm so glad I have Lucky Leaf to help me make them even more special!
Now, didn't you want to go make one today? I think I heard you drooling :)