Vanilla Vodka Trifles
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Ingredients
Vanilla Vodka Cake
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine
  • 2 ½ cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • ⅓ cup creamy vanilla vodka blended liqueur (Walder's)
  • ⅔ cup soy milk
Vanilla Vodka Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup nondairy whipped topping
  • ⅓ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons creamy vanilla vodka blended liqueur
Brown Sugar and Vanilla Granola Crunch
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup chopped walnuts
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup canola oil
Instructions
Prepare the cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9- x 13-inch pan and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together margarine and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well to combine after each addition. Add vanilla and baking powder and beat to combine.
  3. With the mixer on low speed, beat in 1 cup flour, followed by liqueur. Beat in 1 additional cup flour, then half of the milk. Beat in remaining flour and milk. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour.
Prepare the whipped cream:
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, using a whisk attachment, beat whipped topping until stiff.
  2. Using a rubber spatula, stir in confectioners’ sugar and liqueur, being careful not to over mix.
Prepare the crunch:
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, walnuts, brown sugar, and vanilla. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
Assemble:
  1. Either cut small rounds of cake the size of your bowls/cups, or crumble the cake and spread a small amount of crumbs at the bottom. Add a layer of the whipped cream, followed by a small amount of the granola crunch. Repeat all layers until cups are full. To keep the trifles neat, add the whipped cream using a piping bag.
Plan Ahead:
  1. These trifles can be frozen, fully assembled, airtight.
Recipe by Overtime Cook at http://overtimecook.com/2017/03/02/vanilla-vodka-trifles/