Black Forest Trifle

  Black Forest Trifle

1/2 package Devil’s food cake mix
1/2 cup rum
1 21 ounce cherry pie filling

2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
1 cup whipped cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds

Prepare cake mix according to package directions; cut into 1/2 inch slices. Line bottom of 2 quart bowl of trifle dish with half of cake slices; sprinkle with 2-4 tbsp. rum. Spoon half of cherry pie filling over cake; top with half of chocolate pudding. Repeat procedure with remaining cake, rum, pie filling and custard. Cover and chill. Beat whipping cream until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Spread over custard; garnish with almonds.

CHOCOLATE CUSTARD: Combine first 3 ingredients in top of double boiler. Combine eggs and milk, gradually stir into dry mixture. Bring water in double boiler to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook custard, stirring constantly until thick. Cool. Dessert yields 6-8 servings.


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