Monday, November 4, 2013

So Easy, Elegant & Economical Dessert: Chocolate Truffle "Cake"

The next time you need to make a simple, low-cost, elegant dessert, I've got just the thing for you: Chocolate Truffle "Cake." This weekend I needed to make a dessert to go along with a Mexican dinner I was serving, and since it was for a special young couple that recently got married, I wanted it to be on the elegant side.

A Chocolate Truffle "Cake" was just the thing and soooooooooo easy to make! Doesn't it look inviting?

First, you will need to get a truffle dish (Walmart/$10). Every time I went to Walmart, they were always out of their big truffle dishes, so I paid a few more dollars and found one at Pier One. You will also just need brownie mix for one big pan of brownies, whipped cream, and chocolate {Just get one Hershey's chocolate bar, not the chocolate I had pictured below when I took this picture! I'll explain in a second}

First off, cook the brownies according to the package directions.
{I made them the day before so I wouldn't be so rushed when they were coming
 since we were also serving dinner.}

Crumble 1/2 of the brownies up directly in your big truffle bowl.

Ice the brownies with half of your container of room temperature whipped cream.

Crumble the rest of the brownies right on top of the whipped cream.

I wanted a little bit of whipped cream {this is my favorite light whipped cream—Trader Joes}
to cover where the small container of whipped cream missed around the edges
 on the top layer. My neighbor, Donna Sue {she is just as sweet as her name!},
gave me two snickers bars she had on hand because my baking semi-sweet chocolate
 turned to dust when I tried to make chocolate "curls."

To make the curls, just get a potato peeler,
and curl some chocolate off your Hershey's Chocolate bar for a pretty garnish.

I scooped out each serving and put them in these pretty dessert cups
 that I purchased at Target a couple years ago.
God's blessings on Ashley and Daniel for a long, Christ-centered marriage!

Enjoy serving people in your home! It doesn't have to be expensive. You can just invite someone who is on your heart over for dessert! Just open up your heart and your home.

Of course, you can make the Chocolate Truffle cake for anyone you love—the people who live in your home!  

It truly was a joy preparing for them, and then being with them!

"... he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed." ~Proverbs 11:25

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