I just sat at my computer for a good 3 minutes, staring at this photo thinking, "how does one explain the goodness that is this dessert?"
I guess I'll just jump right into it.
I made this yesterday for a cookout we went to with some friends. I normally bring cookies to meals with a medium-large gathering, but I thought this would be a nice change and a perfect summer dessert. Not to mention I picked up some delicious strawberries at the store a few days ago, so I couldn't help but add them into the dish.
After dinner, our friends scooped this dessert into their bowls, and began eating. One guy took the liberty of renaming this dish "Brownie Cream Strawberry Yum-Yum". I liked it. It sort of rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?
It's incredibly simple but sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Plus, it looks really pretty.
All you need is chocolate cake, strawberries (or any fruit that goes well with chocolate), chocolate pudding, and whipped cream (or cool whip).
I baked a devils food cake in a 9x13 pan, whipped up from fresh whip cream from heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar, made a package of chocolate instant jello pudding, and sliced up my berries.
*you could even do a vanilla version of this with angel food cake, or yellow cake, and perhaps vanilla jello? The options are endless.
*cut or tear the cake into small pieces when cool
Then, randomly layer all the ingredients together in a large bowl, or trifle dish, and refrigerate until it's time to serve! Serve by itself, or with a side of vanilla ice cream.