It’s Fourth of July weekend here in the states and chances are if you’re not hosting a BBQ you’ve been invited to one; either way I have a crowd pleasing adult dessert for you. I originally got this recipe from my Better Homes and Gardens baking cookbook, but throughout the years I’ve made it my own by adding triple sec and orange juice to it and changing a few other things to my family’s likes and dis likes.
Fourth of July is always celebrated at my sister’s house, it’s well kind of the party house in my family she has the big yard, pool and crazy friends that make it a night to remember, then one night I went over to babysit and my 8-year-old nephew was sick and I went to give him his medicine in one of those little medicine cups when he turns to me and says Hey look at me I’m taking shots like Mommy! Well after I stopped laughing I had to explain to him why not to say that. I then knew it was time to maybe get a little creative and started adding some alcohol to a few of my desserts, don’t worry my sister has a huge bar in her backyard where she puts all the “adult” stuff and her kids know they aren’t allowed to go near. This recipe is for my Red, White and Blue Trifle I hope you Enjoy!!
- 2 cups cake flour, sifted
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup Buttermilk
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 sticks of butter, softened
- 1/2 cup triple sec
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream
- 1 box french vanilla instant pudding mix
- 1 container strawberries, sliced
- 1 pint of blueberries
- 1 1/3 cup milk
- 1For the cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees; generously grease a 9 1/2 * 5 loaf pan
- 2Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffly.
- 3Add in eggs one at time until just incorporated; add vanilla
- 4Sift together cake flour, salt and baking powder
- 5Add flour 1 cup at a time along with the buttermilk until blended. Mixture will be on the thick side.
- 6Place batter in greased loaf pan and bake for 40 mins or until toothpick comes out clear.
- 7For the Filling: Mix pudding with 1 1/3 cups milk.
- 8In a large bowl whip whipping cream until soft peaks start to form and then add your confectioner sugar.
- 9Combine 1 cup of whipped cream with all of the pudding mixture.
- 10Refrigerate pudding mixture for 10 minutes.
- 11Combine the orange liqueur and orange juice together in a small bowl.
- 12To put the trifle together start slicing about 4 large strawberries and layering them around the outside of the bowl then slicing your cake cut into different shaped pieces and dipping them into the orange liqueur mixture.
Fill the middle of the bowl with ½ cup of the pudding mixture, followed by the cut up slices of the cake, top cake with more pudding mixture, then blueberries more pudding and cake continue to do this altering between strawberries and blueberries in between the layers. Cover the top with the remaining whipped cream and decorate with remaining blueberries and strawberries
For a special touch you can add some sparklers and light them when it's dessert time!!