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

How to Make Strawberry and Chocolate Brownie Trifle


  • 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.

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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