This Witches Brew Spumoni Trifle is the perfect dessert for your Halloween potluck. A trifle consisting of layers of cake, pistachio pudding, whipped cream and cherry almond cream cheese, topped with mint eyeballs, bubbles and jello worms, this dessert is both scary -looking and delicious!
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 45minutes
Total Time 8hours
Author Terri Gilson
1 -8 inchchocolate cake or red velvet cake use store-bought or mix or homemade
*** Make the worms a day in advance, as they need to set overnight (see recipe below)
Make pistachio pudding, as per package instructions.
Beat whipping cream to soft peaks and then add white granulated sugar. Beat to stiff peaks.
Beat cream cheese for 30 seconds, then add cherries and beat until smooth. Add almonds
Assemble: break the cake up and put in bottom of cauldron or trifle dish. Add ½ the pistachio pudding, then top that with cream cheese cherry mixture. Add all the whipped cream, then top with remainder of pistachio pudding.
Draw black circle on white mints with edible black markers. Draw red lines for bloodshot eyes, if desired. Or use jumbo candy eyes.
Add green mints and small candy eye mints to the top of the trifle.
Add a little oreo cookie crumbs under the worms and sprinkle a little on top, if desired. Serve.
*Note: if mints are left on the trifle the mint flavor will seep in to the dish . If you like mints, then you can put them on in advance. If you do not like mints, then put them on just prior to serving!