|In all its glory, before chocolate grated on top|
Happily, none of the individual components are difficult at all. You just need to plan to make sure all the components are made and ready to go. I made all the different parts over a day in between preparing other dishes for Christmas, making granola for presents, etc.
I have to stress that this trifle is really really worth making. It is especially great to feed a large crowd. The taste of all those layers together is decadently delicious.
Practically everyone asked for second helpings and for the recipe. I love that it is pretty, yet can be just slopped onto a plate gracelessly!
|The bowl I used was very very deep!|
Vegan Celebration Trifle
2 x round vanilla cakes (I used this recipe)
Double batch of vegan pastry cream (I used the recipe from The Joy of Vegan Baking, recipe also here)
2 x coconut thickened cream (I used Alpine Thickened Coconut Cream)
2 x large punnets of strawberries, sliced
2-3 cups raspberries mixed with a bit of sugar (I used frozen, defrosted)
About half a block of chocolate for grating
About 1 cup of black coffee
I divided each component into three to make three layers.
I did my layers in this order:
- cake, sliced to fit shape of your bowl
- pour a few tbsp of coffee over the cake
- spread the pastry cream on top of the cake
- spread the thickened coconut cream on top of this
- place the strawberries around the side so it lines the bowl (this looks pretty in a glass bowl)
- add raspberries
- add grated chocolate