Trouble Free White Chocolate Mini-Trifle

Total Time
20 mins
20 mins

This is a dessert to knock their socks off when you really have no time to fuss. All you need are some pretty basic pantry items and about 20 minutes.

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  1. Peel the two oranges, removing all white pith.
  2. Slice them into rounds.
  3. Place the orange juice and the white sugar in a saucepan, bring to a boil and cook till syrupy.
  4. Stir in the orange slices and get them well coated.
  5. Break the chocolate into small pieces and melt it either in the micro wave or over simmering water on the stove--but reserve a bit of chocolate for garnishing the desserts.
  6. Slice the pound cake into 1/2" thick rectangles. You should have 16.
  7. Brush eight of the rectangles generously with the grand marnier.
  8. Pour the melted chocolate evenly over the eight slices of cake.
  9. Distribute half the orange slices over the cake.
  10. Top with another slice of cake and cover that with whipped cream.
  11. Meanwhile, whizz the brown sugar and the cinnamon in a coffee grinder or mini processor (or a mortar and pestle).
  12. Place each mini trifle on a serving plate.
  13. Garnish the plate with the remaining orange slices and some chocolate curls and sprinkle the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture decoratively over the plates.
  14. If you have time and want to be fancier, put the whipped cream in a pastry bag and pipe it on--but just slathered whipped cream looks lovely.