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Chocolate Fudge Brownie & Raspberry Trifle

4.52 from 29 votes
Learn how to make my Chocolate Fudge Brownie & Raspberry Trifle, which is a simple, decadent dessert for any chocolate lover.
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Hi Bold Bakers!

Trifles are not only impressive looking desserts but they are incredibly easy to make. This Chocolate Fudge Brownie & Raspberry Trifle is layer upon layer of rich, decadent chocolate that will knock your socks off!

I love trifle because of all the layers of flavor and texture. This trifle has Fudgy Brownie, Chocolate Mousse, Whipped Cream and Raspberries; all different textures and flavors that compliment each other well. 

The brownie recipes I use religiously is called “Best Ever Fudge Brownie Recipe because that’s what it is. In all of my years of working as a pastry chef it is the best I have ever come across. 

My easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe doesn’t contain raw eggs or gelatin which is a request I get a lot from viewers. It is mainly rich 72% chocolate, cream cheese, and cream and whipped together. It’s a really quick recipe to make and you still get a light mousse but without eggs or gelatin. 

Layers of whipped cream and fresh raspberries break up the richness of the chocolate.  The cream compliments the other flavors becasue the fat cuts the sweetness.

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This Chocolate & Raspberry Trifle is not for the faint of heart. It’s a statement to how much you love chocolate.

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This dessert delivers on two levels because it does taste as good as it looks.

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Bake your brownies off in advance so you have them ready to go for assembly.

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This is a perfect dessert for a dinner party because you can assemble it early in the day, or even the day before.

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The flavors in the trifle just get better as it rests so give it some time before you eat it.

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Chocolate & Raspberry Trifle

4.52 from 29 votes
Learn how to make my Chocolate Fudge Brownie & Raspberry Trifle, which is a simple, decadent dessert for any chocolate lover.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Learn how to make my Chocolate Fudge Brownie & Raspberry Trifle, which is a simple, decadent dessert for any chocolate lover.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 Best Ever Fudge Brownie recipe , cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup (6oz/180g) dark chocolate
  • 1 pack (8oz/225g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups (16floz/500ml) whipping cream
  • 2 cups (12oz/360g) raspberries
  • 2 cups (16floz/500ml) whipping cream

Instructions

  • Bake the Brownies as directed. The Brownies can be made up to 24 hours in advance of making your trifle.
  • For the Easy Chocolate Mousse: In a bowl gently melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a Ban Marie. Set aside to cool.
  • Using an electric mixer or a stand mixer whip up the cream cheese until loosened and no lumps.
  • Pour in the cream and continue whipping until the mixture becomes thick. This is the base for your mousse.
  • Take a spoonful of the cream cheese and quickly mix it into the melted chocolate then swiftly fold the chocolate mixture into the rest of the cream cheese. You will want to do this fast because the chocolate will start to stiffen quickly once added to the creamy mix.
  • Once the melted chocolate is fully incorporated place in the fridge until needed. It will last for up to 3 days.
  • Whip the second measurement of cream until it reaches soft peaks. No need to add any sugar or flavor to it. Set in the fridge until needed. If it goes soft while resting you can whip it up again to stiffen.
  • Begin layering trifle: Lay half the brownie cubes into a 4-quart glass bowl or trifle dish. Compress slightly so there are no gaps.
  • Spread half the chocolate mousse over brownies.
  • Top mousse with the raspberries and half the whipped cream.
  • Repeat layering and garnish with chocolate curls or cocoa powder and serve.
  • This trifle can be made hours in advance or refrigerate up to overnight until serving.

Recipe Notes

The trifle's flavor and texture gets better the longer it sits. It's best made a few hours before serving.

 

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Sheila
Sheila
1 year ago

Recipe asks for 1 cup dark chocolate. Is that sweetened, semi, or not. Is it the chocolate bought in a block? Not sure what kind of chocolate to buy. Will chocolate chips work?
Than you

Angela Romanchuk
Angela Romanchuk
7 months ago

You forgot to write vanilla and salt in the ingredients list 🙂 but loved the recipe !

Melodie
Melodie
8 months ago

Hi, I was wondering if you get a lot of the cream cheese taste in the chocolate mousse? I want to make this dessert for my father’s birthday but he doesn’t like cream cheese. If it does taste a lot, do you have any recommandation? Thank you

Madalene Seppala
11 months ago

Would custard work well in this and im doing a vegan verions of this recipe

Rachel Reid
Rachel Reid
1 year ago

Hi, the recipe for Chocolate Fudge Brownie Raspberry Trifle requires 1 Best ever Fudge Brownie recipe but I can only find Best ever Brownie Recipe. Are thy the same? I want to make this next Christmas to surprise my mum

Anjana
Anjana
2 years ago

looks yum! Gemma if i were to replace cocoa powder for dark chocolate, should i still use 1 cup? Pls guide.

SofiA
SofiA
2 years ago

Sorry I dont understand .check out ur what?

SofiA
SofiA
2 years ago

Hi gemma can you plz tel me the recipe of chocolate mousse cake.my son wants it for his birthday

Jasmine
2 years ago

Ma’am.. I am from India.. Here in India we get salted cream cheese. When we use that in our recipe it will ruin the total taste of it.. The salty taste take the flavour and it is disgusting.. Which type of cream cheese you use in your recipes.. Is it salted or Unsalted?And the other thing is here we get only 25%fat cream. When we beat it it will not become Fluffy like yours…today i’ve tried your brownie trifle with chocolate mousse… And the above mentioned cream and cream cheese ruined my recipe.. I am very sad.. Did you have… Read more »

Jasmine
2 years ago

Ma’am…i saw your ginger bread trifle.. It looks yummy. Can I replace the gingerbread with Christmas fruitcake.. Will it works well.. And what we can use instead of cranberry.. Here in India we won’t get that.. Please give reply maam

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