Earthquake Cake

heartI just can’t stop eating the crumbs of the cake for the Trifleheart¬†That is the fun part of being the chief cook and bottle washer. I used only organic ingredients for this dessert starting with TWO CAKE MIXES: One Vanilla (by Pamela’s) and One Chocolate. Take a 9×13 inche cake pan and line it with parchment paper.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Hand wisk each batter for 4 minutes. It’s worth the workout to balance out your intake of calories when you dive into this yumminess. Follow the directions on the package. When it has reached the ribbon stage add 1/2 pkg of white chocolate chips and stir in. Now, first pour in the Vanilla batter and then over the top swirl in the chocolate batter giving it a slight marbling effect. Ready for baking which will take at least an hour. Test the cake with a toothpick; if it comes out clean, it’s done! Let cool completely.

20 minutes into baking a 3.7 earthquake rumbled and shook us up! What about the cake? Did it fall? Mother Nature, your timing is incredible!! Alas, no further disturbances and the cake rose to the brim of the pan perfectly.

To assemble the Trifle  you will need 2 pkgs of organic frozen rasberries or fresh if you can find them; 1 basket of fresh strawberries, sliced and 2 pints of Whipping Cream. Again, wisk the cream by hand until it peaks. Nothing but whipping cream for this dish. Tip: use a cold bowl or wisk over ice in another bowl. This process takes 5-6 minutes!

OK, now find a deep dish bowl. This is a very rustic way of serving Trifle. You may want to use a glass bowl and line it with slices of strawberries for a more Classic English Trifle. Begin by slicing (into the cake) strips 1 1/2″x9″. Slide your knife against the side of the strip to remove it gently. Place it in the bottom of the bowl. Repeat 3 more times or until you have created the first layer. Spoon 1/2 of the rasberries evenly over the cake followed by a layer of whipped cream. Add slices of strawberries and another thin layer of whipped cream. Do it again! That should bring your Trifle to the top of the bowl. The final layer should be pure whipped cream, smooth and creamy. If you want to garnish you may shave dark chocolate curls or decorate w/berries.

OMG! Bon Apetitheart

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