Linden Tree Inn

Linden Tree Inn
Linden Tree Inn, Rockport, MA

Thursday, March 10, 2011


One of the desserts I make for a lot of my retreat groups are trifles.....I have accumulated all different types and variations, and thought I would share one of the most decadent ones I have made! It's rich and chocolately and yummy!!! Enjoy!!

Get Thee Back Satan Chocolate Trifle

John named this trifle after he took one bite of it!!!

1 sm. package instant chocolate pudding mix

2 cups cold milk

2 cups heavy cream

Confectioners sugar

Chocolate cake or cupcakes, 1 layer or 6 cupcakes

Ghirradelli milk chocolate chops

Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips

Ghiradelli white chocolate chips

Shelled hazelnuts, chopped

Make chocolate pudding with 2 cups of whole milk according to directions on package. Take out of mixing bowl, pour 2 cups of heavy cream into mixing bowl, no need to wash bowl or beaters… adds to the flavor! Whip the heavy cream into whipped cream, adding confectioners sugar to sweeten to your taste. Should be firm enough to hold it’s shape.

Cut chocolate cake into rough cubes, or just rip into large chunks. Place half of chocolate cake in trifle bowl to cover bottom. Sprinkle with a handful of each flavor of chocolate chips. Cover with a layer of chocolate pudding sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts. Cover with a layer of whipped cream. Follow with a layer of chocolate cake, chips, pudding, nuts and whipped cream. Decorate the top of the trifle with the 3 types of chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts. Chill an hour or two before serving.