Plated desserts always look so much nicer than serve yourself desserts at a dinner party. But plating a dessert after the meal takes away from time you could be spending with your guests. Individual trifles are a great solution! You can plate the trifles earlier in the day, or even the night before, and have dessert set to go before your guests even arrive.
This simple trifle is a combination of wacky cake (a Depression-era dessert made with no milk or eggs), prepared pudding, and hazelnut spread. If your friends are as nuts for Nutella as I am, this dessert will be a huge hit.
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- 2 1/4 c flour
- 1 1/2 c sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 5 T cocoa
- 1 1/2 tsp hazelnut extract
- 9 T oil
- 1 1/2 T vinegar
- 1 1/2 c water
- Instant pudding (chocolate, vanilla, or cheesecake)
- 2 c milk
- Add flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa into an UNGREASED 9x13 pan.
- Mix well.
- Create three "wells" in the dry ingredients.
- In one well, pour the hazelnut extract, in the second, pour the oil, and pour the vinegar into the third well.
- Pour water over everything and mix together well.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Cool cake and crumble.
- Prepare pudding according to package directions.
- In cups, place a layer of crumbled cake topped by a layer of prepared pudding. Add a dollop of hazelnut spread on top of pudding. Add another layer of cake and pudding.
- Refrigerate until serving.
- Garnish with hazelnut candy or cookies.
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