I know we’re all at home but with juggling home schooling, working from home and getting a million requests for snacks from kids I’m just so exhausted!
Since I have to include chocolate in some form in my desserts I created this Hot Chocolate Trifle, made with the most easiest chocolate cake EVER! I turned boring boxed custard into chocolate custard, layered them all with my favourite berries, raspberry jelly and sweetened whipped cream.
I just remembered the last time I made a trifle, I was heavily pregnant and over baked a cake because I somehow nodded off, decided to turn it into a trifle with the intentions of saving it. It was the best trifle ever, so good that my husband woke me up at 4am just to ask if it was ok for him dig in 🤣😅.
Hope you enjoy this delicious treat which was so easy to put together, if you’re celebrating Eid and still haven’t decided on what to whip up, this would be perfect!
Hot Chocolate Trifle
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups cake flour, sifted
3/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup milk, room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup boiling water
120g melted milk chocolate
1L Ultra Mel custard
2 cups fresh cream, whipped with 2 tablespoons of sifted icing sugar
1 pack of raspberry jelly, prepare according to box instructions
Fresh berries or canned fruit
1. Prepare your baking tray with baking paper or baking spray and set aside. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. Whisk all the wet ingredients before folding it into the dry. Gently mix in boiling water. You should have a runny batter.
4. Pour into prepared baking tray and bake for 40 minutes. If you’re making layers using a round baking tin adjust the time to 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Start layering with the chocolate cake, I sliced mine into cubes, then the chocolate custard, raspberry jelly, fresh or canned fruit, whipped cream repeat steps and finish of with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.