Powered by Mom’s Easy Strawberry Chocolate Parfait Dessert Recipe
A dessert for Valentine’s Day or any time you want a treat – Strawberry Chocolate Parfait!
Here’s another one of our favorite recipes, after all when you’ve got strawberries, chocolate and whip cream together what’s there not to love? You can also make this the super quick way if you want by using pre-made chocolate pudding and store bought cake or you can make them all from scratch it’s entirely up to you. Sometimes I do a combination but I always, always make my own whip cream because let’s face it, it’s way better than anything that comes from a can and it’s so easy to make!
This recipe is so easy and as I mentioned you can use store bought ingredients or make them all from scratch, either way you’ll end up with a lovely dessert. We don’t get into recipes for the chocolate pudding or the cake, this way you can use whatever you want. Personally I like to use a vanilla cake or a chocolate cake and what I do is make cupcakes first and then use some of the cupcakes for this dessert and the rest my family can enjoy. This way no cake is wasted, after all we would never want cake to go to waste right? 🙂
Let’s get on to this easy peasy recipe!
- 1 cup chocolate pudding
- 1 cup strawberries
- 2 slices pound cake or vanilla or chocolate or whatever your heart desires! See our tip about using cupcakes
- Whipping cream, don't go with that stuff in a can make some real whip cream
- Fill bottom of dish with 1/2 slice cake or 1/2 a cupcake
- Top with a layer of strawberries and chocolate pudding.
- Place 1/2 slice of cake on top of chocolate pudding and repeat strawberries,
- Top with whip cream and strawberries for garnish, add chocolate curls if you want
I mention in our post that if you're going to make cake, one way is to make cupcakes and use those so that the leftover cupcakes can be given away or easily eaten by your family. We like it this way as it's nice to have the single serve cupcakes.
While we did this one with pound cake my favorite is to do it with chocolate cake because I love chocolate!
Make as many of these as you want, it’s easy, presents well and if you decide to make everything from scratch, the majority of the ingredients are good. Feel free to make with store bought items though after all there’s nothing wrong with making a quick and tasty recipe I just like to do from scratch when I can.
We just might be having a few of these tomorrow which is Valentine’s Day, I can’t resist desserts with chocolate and whip cream and the fresh strawberries are always welcome too! If you try this recipe let us know how you like it!
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