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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday 16 January 2013


Hello everyone and welcome to my HOME ~

"Peace ~ that was the other name for HOME." ~ Kathleen Norris

Hope you're all doing well so far in this new year. 

I am celebrating Tea Time Tuesday's third Birthday next week and I invite you all to join me. I am also hosting a Giveaway which you can read about on my previous tea post here. If you are one of my Followers, then please do leave a comment on that post in order to have your name added to the sugar bowl.

"The beauty of the home is order;
The blessing of the home is contentment;
The glory of the home is hospitality;
The crown of the home is godliness." ~ Author unknown

I will not be sharing any features today because I have been sick with a head cold and I have a sprained hand and wrist. I am still having trouble uploading photos on my blog too. Anyone else still having this problem?
Hopefully, by next week, I will be back to normal once again. Please be patient with me....

Today I will share the recipe for the Chocolate Trifle which I showed on my tea party post. It really is decadent and if you have never made a Trifle before, I hope you will give this one a try. It is a winner for sure.

Chocolate Trifle

You can use any chocolate cake. Cut into cubes. 
I use the following recipe which is eggless because I have a good  friend who is allergic to eggs. This cake is very moist and very dense.

Chocolate cake

Mix together and beat:
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups water
2/3 cup + 4 tsp oil
1/2 cup vinegar
2 tsp vanilla
Bake in 9 X 13 pan @ 350
For 30-40 mins.
Check with toothpick.

When cool, cut into cubes for the Trifle. Or you can use as is and frost it with your favourite frosting. I often use it as a dessert with Raspberry Sauce and whipped cream. 

Now assemble:
3 cups cold milk
2 pkg {4-serving size} Jello Chocolate Instant pudding
2-1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip topping, divided
2 cups raspberries

Pour milk into large bowl, add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk for 2 mins. or until well blended.
Gently stir in 1 cup whipped topping.. .

Place half the cake cubes into trifle bowl, top with half the pudding mixture, and half the whipped topping. Sprinkle in half the berries.  Repeat all the layers.
Refrigerate several hours until ready to serve. Garnish with whipped topping and raspberries. You may add some chocolate curls too if you wish. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
Makes about 14 servings.


Thank you so much for joining me at HOME today. It's always a pleasure to have you! If you would like to link up something pertaining to your HOME, I would love to have you join me by linking up below.

I will leave you with this little nugget-

"Treat everyone with politeness,
Even those who are rude to you~
Not because they are nice;
But because you are!" ~ Unknown

I am joining the following parties as well~

Home and Garden Thursday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits ~
Home Sweet Home~
Open House~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi