Sunday, December 19, 2010

Eggnog Trifle

Please tell me you are going somewhere where you are required to bring a holiday dessert in the next two weeks.  If so, get thee to a grocery store to pick up the ingrediants for this dish.  It's beyond delish!!!

Jessica  posted about this (amazing on it's own) Eggnog Pound Cake, and as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to attempt this one.  It just screams holiday.  Well, I made a double batch and since I had more than I needed, I decided to experiment a bit for a dinner party we were having. this was my first dessert without a recipe, and, thank goodness, it worked!!

So, if you're interested, make the loaves as described above, buy yourself a trifle bowl, and let's go!

Slice the Eggnog pound cake in half lengthwise, and then slice into one inch strips.  Layer the first set of strips into the bottom of the trifle bowl. 

Fold together one container of marscapone cheese, one cup of eggnog, and powdered sugar until you get the level of sweetness you desire (I ended up doing over 2 cups).  Place in the fridge for 2 hours to help it thicken up again.

Take a quality semi-sweet chocolate bar (I used Ghiradelli, but Valharona would be wonderful too) and use a vegetable peeler to shave it down into chocolate curls. 

After the eggnog mixture is chilled, layer that onto the poundcake, then do a layer of the chocolate curls.  Do this all over again with poundcake first, then the eggnog.  I then whipped a small container of heavy whipping cream with sugar and did a layer of that and then added the chocolate curls to the top.  You could easily just add cool whip if you wanted. 

I served this for guests (a little scary since I hadn't tasted it at all!), and it went over so well!!  I'm sorry I don't have it written down in true recipe form, but it's really not all that complicated, and if you have any questions about it, let me know!  I'd be glad to answer questions.  It is seriously delish!  The Eggnog pound cake has such a good flavor and is very moist on its own, but in this form, it's even better!!!

1 comment:

  1. OMG, I am going to have to find a party to make this for- trifle is one of my absolute fav's- thanks for sharing!



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