Strawberry Trifle

A simple way to make an elaborate feeling dessert, trifles are just layers of delicious that don’t have to be super precise. This particular one uses brownies, and in this case box mix brownies are fine – because they are getting mixed with other ingredients, and will sit in whipped cream for hours, this is not the time to bother with some extra fancy/complex brownie recipe your grandmother gave you that you’re in love with the texture of. You just need something that’ll be chocolate and a bit chewy, and you’re set.

IMG_4754Ingredients:

  • a 9X13″ pan of brownies, cooled to room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons strawberry extract (optional)
  • approximately 1 1/2 – 2 pounds frozen strawberries, allowed to thaw
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cut the brownies into roughly 1″ squares and set aside.

Whip 1 cup of the cream with a mixer until it begins to thicken. Add the powdered sugar and strawberry extract, if desired, and continue beating until soft peaks form. Set aside.

Place the chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl. Heat the remaining cup of cream until it just begins to thicken, then pour over the chocolate. Let rest 2 minutes, then stir until the mixture is smooth.

IMG_4747 IMG_4748Layer approximately half the brownie pieces in the bottom of a trifle dish. Cover with half the strawberries, followed by half the whipped cream, and topped with half the chocolate mixture.

IMG_4749 IMG_4750 IMG_4751 IMG_4753Repeat with the second half of each layer.

IMG_4756Let sit at least 2 hours, in the refrigerator if berries are well thawed, or at room temperature if they still need to thaw further.

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Pro tip: If you still have your trifle dish's box, it'll keep everything upright during travel!

Pro tip: If you still have your trifle dish’s box, it’ll keep everything upright during travel!

Spoon into bowls and enjoy.

IMG_4758As you might expect, chocolate and strawberry continues to be a great combination, and this is a very popular dessert!

Strawberry Trifle

  • a 9X13″ pan of brownies, cooled to room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons strawberry extract (optional)
  • approximately 1 1/2 – 2 pounds frozen strawberries, allowed to thaw
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cut the brownies into roughly 1″ squares and set aside.

Whip 1 cup of the cream with a mixer until it begins to thicken. Add the powdered sugar and strawberry extract, if desired, and continue beating until soft peaks form. Set aside.

Place the chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl. Heat the remaining cup of cream until it just begins to thicken, then pour over the chocolate. Let rest 2 minutes, then stir until the mixture is smooth.

Layer approximately half the brownie pieces in the bottom of a trifle dish. Cover with half the strawberries, followed by half the whipped cream, and topped with half the chocolate mixture. Repeat with the second half of each layer. Let sit at least 2 hours, in the refrigerator if berries are well thawed, or at room temperature if they still need to thaw further.

Spoon into bowls and enjoy.

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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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