Thursday, December 9, 2010

Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle

Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle Recipe
* 1 (14.5 ounce) package gingerbread cake mix
* 3 cups eggnog
* 1 (5.1 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
* 2 cups heavy cream
* 1/4 cup white sugar
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped (optional)
* 2 tablespoons gingersnap cookie crumbs (optional)
Directions
1. Prepare gingerbread cake mix and bake according to package directions (any size pan). Cool completely.
2. Place the pudding mix in a large bowl. Pour in the eggnog and whisk for about 2 minutes. Refrigerate pudding until the gingerbread cake is cool and you are ready to assemble the trifle.
3. In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in sugar and vanilla until peaks form.
4. Crumble 1/2 of the gingerbread into the bottom of a trifle bowl or a large glass bowl. Spread 1/2 of the eggnog pudding over the gingerbread, then spread 1/2 of the whipped cream on top of the pudding. Repeat the layers with the remaining gingerbread, pudding, and whipped cream. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. Sprinkle the top with the cranberries and cookie crumbs before serving. Angel at Rose Hall Bed and Breakfast.

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