Enjoying a nice dinner at a restaurant for Valentine's Day with your sweetheart is always special. But for us, it's just as special to make our favorite dinner at home. And of course, we can't forget dessert, especially a chocolate dessert, and this Chocolate Raspberry Parfait is perfect!
Have you ever tried adding mayonnaise to chocolate cake? How about coffee? Well, that's exactly what I did and this chocolate cake is the star of the dessert table here. And yes, I created a little food hack of my own and added mayonnaise and coffee to the cake.
The result? A moist, flavorful cake. And no one will ever know that you added mayonnaise and coffee. Besides the flavor of this cake, the other nice thing is you can prepare all the layers ahead of time, and then quickly assemble the trifle before dinner. After the chocolate cake is baked and cooled, you can wrap it tightly in plastic wrap until it's time to assemble the trifle. The other key ingredient that can be made ahead is the raspberry jam.
After all the prep work is done, and it's time to start layering, it's super easy. Depending on the size of your trifle dish, you will need a round cutter of some type. You can use a cookie cutter, or like I did a glass. The key here is to choose something that is a bit smaller than the diameter of your parfait glass.
Cut out 2 circles per parfait, and then start layering. On the bottom is a piece of the chocolate cake to anchor the dessert, then layers of COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, Raspberry jam, and fresh raspberries. When you add the second piece of cake, gently push down so the layers begin to combine a bit. Then repeat the layers. To finish off the Chocolate Raspberry Parfait, top it with COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, a drizzle of chocolate fudge, raspberry jam and more fresh raspberries.
Your sweetheart will love this decadent chocolate dessert. Shh...don't tell them it was super easy, they will never know.
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Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits
Parfait is French for perfect and this dessert with layers of chocolate cake, whipped topping and raspberry jam, all topped with hot fudge, is just that!
Article by Kraft TasteMaker Liz Latham. For more recipes and ideas, visit her blog at Hoosier Homemade.
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