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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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! The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 3 votes

20 Min
35 Min


  • 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


  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.

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About Strawberry and Chocolate Brownie Trifle

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

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