A KosherEye Signature Recipe
Expect applause! Your guests will request the recipe for this trifle-like cake. Make it either dairy or parve – both versions are yummy!
5 packages ladyfingers, cream filled or not (approximately 60 ladyfingers, Set one package aside)
2/3-cup warm water
4 Tablespoons instant espresso grinds or rich instant coffee grinds
1/2 cup Kahlua, Godiva or any coffee or chocolate liqueur
3 Tablespoons sugar
4 cups dairy whipping cream, or 2 containers vegan, parve Richwhip
1 eight-ounce package dairy cream cheese or vegan tofu cream cheese (such as Tofutti brand)
1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup grated dark chocolate
In a small bowl, combine water, coffee, liqueur and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat 4 cups of cream until stiff. Set aside 2 cups to use later. To remaining 2 cups in mixing bowl, add cream cheese, vanilla pudding mix, and confectioner’s sugar. Beat about 5 minutes on medium.
Reserve one package of ladyfingers and set aside.
Working quickly, dip each of the remaining ladyfingers, one by one, into liqueur mixture.
Line the bottom of the glass trifle bowl with enough ladyfingers to cover it. Ladle in 1/3 flavored whipped cream. Continue layering until 4 packages of ladyfingers are used, ending with a layer of ladyfingers. Take final package of ladyfingers and stand up vertically around perimeter of bowl. (DO NOT dip in liqueur mixture)
Ladle reserved 2 cups of whipped cream in center. Refrigerate 3 hours before serving. May be made a day ahead. When serving, garnish with grated dark chocolate.
This can be layered and served in individual parfait glasses or dessert goblets.
Yield: Serves 8-10
Recipes: Desserts, Trifle, Dairy or Parve, Kosher