Dreamy Chocolate Trifle
Dreamy Chocolate Trifle. A great easy recipe, made from scratch or option to make from instant. Come and see the goodies in this lovely chilled dessert! (Brownie lovers beware!!)
Dreamy Chocolate Trifle. This is a wonderful dessert, perfect for anytime of year, and as you can see from the photos, I made this during the summer for an outdoor dessert. It’s a very easy dessert to put together, and is made up of layers of Oh So Good Brownies, creamy chocolate pudding and topped off with some whipped cream. This is a very pleasing dessert, which you can make ahead of time. It’s best served nice and chilled, try to allow an overnight chill so all the flavours develop and infuse into the brownies. If you like Irish Cream or Kahlua you could also put a dash of it in the whipped cream and the brownies. That also tastes very good!
I have made this recipe completely from scratch, using some of my other recipes, but I will give you two options below, one for completely from scratch and one to make using ready bought ingredients. I would of course recommend you try the from scratch version first as home made is always better, but if you’re pushed for time or don’t feel confident, then you can choose which parts to make and which parts to have ready made!
Please do enjoy our Dreamy Chocolate Trifle and happy cooking!
Prep Time: From Scratch recipe 1 hr 30 minutes (included bake time for cake)
If using Ready made ingredients, 15 minutes
Cook Time: Nil
Yield: 6 – 8 servings
You will need a deep trifle dish or glasses like you see in my photos.
There are 3 parts to the trifle; the brownies, the pudding layers and the fresh whipped cream layers. You can make all or parts from scratch, you choose what you prefer!
HALF of the recipe ‘Oh So Good Brownies’ Approximately 8 brownie squares, cubed. See below
5 1/2 cups or 550 ml Homemade Vanilla Pudding / Jell – O Cook n Serve Chocolate flavour. See below
2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder IF MAKING vanilla pudding from scratch.
14 fl oz / 400 ml Whipping Cream or Cool Whip, divided
3 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar (optional to add to the whipping cream)
To make the Oh So Good Brownies from scratch please click the photo opposite. You will have about HALF of the Brownies left over which you can eat or freeze.
To make from scratch pudding, click on the photo opposite. The recipe makes the exact amount you need for this trifle.
Please note, you need to add 2 Tablespoons of cocoa powder with the cornstarch when making this.
1. The Brownies :
First of all bake the brownies and allow to cool. Then using HALF of the brownies, cut into small bite size cubes. Then arrange half of the cubes in the bottom of your bowl or glasses.
2. Make the pudding filling.
When you have made the pudding or Jell -O , place in a bowl and cover the surface with plastic wrap and allow to completely cool. You need the plastic wrap to stop a skin from forming. *** If making custard from scratch, please add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
3. Whip all the fresh cream until stiff, adding powdered sugar to taste, then gently combine HALF the whipped cream into the cold custard / Jello – O mix. If using Cool whip, add HALF the amount to the mix.
4. Assemble the trifle
Use a spoon and pour half of the pudding mix over the top of the brownies. Try to get the pudding in between all the gaps. Add the remaining half of the brownie cubes, distributing evenly, then half of the remaining whipped cream (the rest is used for the topping), then the remaining chocolate pudding. Finish off with the remaining whipped cream or cool whip. You can either pipe it on top or simply spread it. Shake a little cocoa powder or sprinkles for decoration. See the photo below for the layers.
Layer guide starting at the bottom:
Half the Brownies
Half the chocolate pudding
Half the whipped cream
Remaining chocolate pudding
Remaining whipped cream
Sprinkle of cocoa powder.
Refrigerate of 3 -4 hours if you can wait that long! For best results, try to chill for 8 hours. And there you have our lovely Dreamy Chocolate Trifle!
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