Saturday, September 1, 2018

Vanilla Mocha Trifle Cake Recipe

My boys and I enjoy trying out new recipes and when it was time to come up with a cake for my mother- in- law's birthday all the knew was that they wanted something with coffee in it.  My mother- in- law loves her coffee.

We searched around a bit and after checking out a few different recipes we decided to make her a mocha flavored trifle cake... In case you don't remember we ended up making her a chocolate mocha trifle cake last year and that was a huge hit! 

We figured we'd make a similar cake this year with a few little changes.



We assembled our ingredients and set to work.

Ingredients:

1 8 inch vanilla cake round-- baked and cooled
2 1/2 cups milk
2--  3.4 ounce packages instant vanilla pudding
1/4 cup instant coffee grannules
1-- 16 ounce container Cool Whip; thawed
Heath bars; broken into pieces


In the stand mixer we combined the milk, pudding mixes, and coffee grains. Mixing on medium speed until we had a soft set pudding.


Then we began layering the cake in the trifle dish.  I crumbled 1/2 the cake into the bottom of the dish, topped it with half the pudding mixture, 1/2 the whipped cream, and 1/2 the heath candy bits. Then I repeated the whole thing until my dish was full.



I like to prepare trifle cakes a good 12+ hours before we're going to eat it so that all the flavors have time to combine and the pudding and cool whip soak into the cake a bit.

In this cake the coffee, vanilla, and chocolate candy pieces were just so satisfying!



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12 comments :

  1. You know I love a good trifle. I’m so excited to try this! Happy Weekend lovely!

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    1. I do too! We just threw one together this morning using vanilla cake, chocolate pudding, cool whip and fresh strawberries. YUM!

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  2. I love a good trifle too, I love how forgiving and fun they are. This vanilla mocha version definitely has my attention! YUM!

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    1. Yes, I love that they are so forgiving and really can be made with just about any cake/ brownie/ pudding/ topping combo and still taste great.

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  3. Ooooh, yummy! Love the addition of the heath bar bits! Thanks for sharing at BOTW!

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  4. Oh my goodness, could I just have a serving right now, this looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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    1. I'd be happy to give you some.. but we didn't have any leftovers at all.

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  5. Trifles are so fun to make! This one sounds SO good. I bet it was a hit! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party. Have a wonderful week!

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  6. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you stay safe in the storms.
    Miz Helen

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