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strawberry and chocolate brownie trifle

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Brenda Nance
Lexington, NC

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A trifle is always a great dessert, but the cream layer makes this strawberry brownie one exceptional. Mascarpone is similar to tangy cream cheese and decadent. Adding balsamic takes the creamy layer to the next level. We love the combination of chocolate, strawberry, and balsamic flavors. It's impressive to present and easy to make!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For strawberry and chocolate brownie trifle

  • 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

How To Make strawberry and chocolate brownie trifle

  • Sugared strawberries in a bowl.
    Slice the strawberries and place in a bowl. Then stir in 1/3 cup of sugar. Cover and place in the fridge.
  • Cooked brownies cut into cubes.
    Prepare the brownies as directed on the box. Cool completely. Then cut into 1-inch squares.
  • Mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, vanilla, vinegar, and sugar whipped together.
    Beat the mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, vanilla, vinegar, and 1 cup of sugar until thickened. Cover and chill.
  • Brownies and cream layered in a bowl.
    To assemble, place 1/3 of brownie squares in the bottom of a 2 qt trifle dish, then cream mixture.
  • Strawberries added to the top.
    With a slotted spoon top cream mixture with strawberries. Repeat, finishing with the cream mixture on top.
  • Layers complete and trifle garnished.
    Garnish the top with halved strawberries coated with sugar and mint sprigs (optional).
  • Trifle chilling in the fridge.
    Chill until ready to serve.