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 any time of year, and as you can see from the photos, I made this during the summer for an outdoor dessert.

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!!)

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 dreamy chocolate trifle is a very pleasing dessert, which you can make ahead of time.

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It's best served nice and chilled, try to allow an overnight chill so all the flavors 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.

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!!)

I would, of course, recommend you try the from scratch version first as homemade 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.

INGREDIENTS

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 flavor. 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)

NOTES

The Brownies
To make the Oh So Good Brownies from scratch you will have about HALF of the Brownies left over which you can eat or freeze. 

The Pudding Filling
To make from scratch pudding, use our homemade vanilla pudding recipe or you can buy ready-made if you prefer. 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.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Make the Brownies.

1. 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.

Make the pudding filling.

2. 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.

Custard Cooling
Cover surface with plastic wrap and let cool. (please note this is a vanilla custard photo!)

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.

Assemble the trifle

4. 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.

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!!)

Layer guide starting at the bottom

Half the Brownies
Half the chocolate pudding
Remaining brownies
Half the whipped cream
Remaining chocolate pudding
Remaining whipped cream
Sprinkle of cocoa powder.


Refrigerate for 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!

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our dreamy chocolate trifle recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

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!!)

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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

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

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!!)

Ingredients

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.
  • 5 1/2 cups or 550 ml Homemade Vanilla Pudding / Jell - O Cook n Serve Chocolate flavour
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder IF MAKING vanilla pudding from scratch.
  • 14 oz fl / 400 ml Whipping Cream or Cool Whip, divided
  • 3 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar, optional to add to the whipping cream

Instructions

The Brownies :

  1. 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.

Make the pudding filling.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Assemble the trifle

  1. 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.

Sprinkle of cocoa powder.

  1. Refrigerate of 3 -4 hours if you can wait that long! For best results, try to chill for 8 hours.

Notes

Please note, prep times are for if you are making the brownies and custard from scratch, otherwise, if using ready made ingredients, prep time will be 15 minutes!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 761Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 425mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 0gSugar: 24gProtein: 9g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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    Elaine Freimuth

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    Good Morning April! All these brownie recipes sound so delightful, Thank you for sharing them with me! Have a great weekend! Hugs Elaine