Strawberry and Chocolate Brownie Trifle

Brenda Nance

By
@Brendanna

This is a simple but elegant dessert to take to a party or make for the family. People will think you spent a lot more time making it than you did.


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Comments:

Serves:

Varies

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
A trifle is always a great dessert, but the cream layer makes this exceptional. Mascarpone is decadent, and adding balsamic takes it to a next level. I love the chocolate, strawberry, and balsamic flavors. It's a great combination! It's impressive to present and easy to make!

Ingredients

3 qt
fresh strawberries, sliced
1/3 c
sugar
1 box
brownie mix (I get the one with chocolate chunks and walnuts)
2 pkg
mascarpone cheese
1 pt
heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp
vanilla extract
4 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
1 c
sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Slice the strawberries then stir in 1/3 cup of sugar. Cover and place in the fridge.
2
Prepare the brownies as directed on the box. Cool completely and then cut into 1 inch squares.
3
Beat the mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, vanilla, vinegar and 1 cup of sugar until thickened. Cover and chill.
4
To assemble place 1/3 of brownie squares in the bottom of a 2 qt trifle dish, then cream mixture.
5
With a slotted spoon top cream mixture with strawberries. Repeat, finishing with the cream mixture on top.
6
Garnish the top with halved strawberries coated with sugar and mint sprigs (optional).
7
Chill until ready to serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Collection: Summer Desserts!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy