Strawberry and Chocolate Brownie Trifle

Brenda Nance


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.

★★★★★ 3 votes
20 Min
35 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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!


3 qt
fresh strawberries, sliced
1/3 c
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


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

About this Recipe

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