Chocolate Berry Trifle
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Easy peasy Chocolate Berry Trifles are a great way to use up muffins or left over cake, and always go down well at any dinner party.
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 4 dark chocolate muffins or a small chocolate loaf cake ( homemade would be nice, but good quality shop bought is also fine )
  • 1 bag of mixed frozen berries
  • 3 tbsp of raspberry (or other dark berry) jam
  • 3 capfuls of a fruity liqueur
  • 1 250g tub of mascepone
  • 1 300ml pot of double cream
  • 1 100g bar of dark chocolate (at least 80%)
  • One large glass trifle bowl ( it's so nice to see the layers underneath!)
  • Or divide the ingredients between 6 ramekins or individual glass dessert dishes.
  1. First put the berries in a bowl and trickle over the liqueur, allow them to steep for a while.
  2. Then slice up the cake or muffins and spread each piece with a blob of jam.
  3. Gently melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water ( reserving one small square to grate on top of your finished trifle.)
  4. Line the bottom of the bowl or dishes with the jammy cake, and then spoon the boozy berries over the cake, making sure to trickle the liquid evenly.
  5. In another bowl, whisk the double cream until it gently peaks and then take half of the whipped cream and set it aside to put on top of the finished trifle.
  6. Then blend in the mascepone with the rest of the cream. This may be quite stiff at first, but just break it up with a fork until it loosens sufficiently to be able to whisk and blend it together.
  7. Stir the melted chocolate into the creamy mixture and gently whisk until there are no streaks and you have a satin smooth chocolate cream.
  8. Spoon it into the trifle bowls evenly over the fruity layer. Allow the chocolate cream to stand and firm up a little before spreading the reserved cream over the top and finally finishing off with the grated chocolate spinkles to decorate.
Recipe by Whole Food Home at