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Chocolate Raspberry Trifle Recipe

This super easy Chocolate Raspberry Trifle recipe is made in under 20 minutes. It has some beautiful layers made out of tart raspberries, creamy chocolate pudding, layers of cake and sweet whipped cream.

It’s a delicious chocolate dessert that’s perfect for the whole family!

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Trifle Recipe

Ingredients needed for this Chocolate Raspberry trifle

This recipe needs just a few simple ingredients:

  • Fresh raspberries. These need to be cleaned and dried before layering them with the rest of the ingredients
  • Pudding mixture. To make the Chocolate pudding layer creamier, you can substitute the milk called for in the box for heavy whipping cream
  • Vanilla extract. Pure, good quality vanilla extract goes a long way!
  • Heavy whipping cream. To substitute the milk from the chocolate pudding and to make the whipped cream layer
  • Sugar. To sweeten the whipped cream layer
  • Chocolate cake. You can make your own cake from a Cake mix or use store bought chocolate pound cake like I did for the cake layers
  • Chocolate shavings. These are optional, to top the dessert

Take a look at the recipe card at the bottom of this post to see the complete recipe

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Trifle Recipe

How to make this layered dessert

Start by making the chocolate pudding. Follow the package directions in the box, substituting the milk for heavy cream and add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Place in a medium bowl in the fridge while making the rest of the ingredients.

Cut the chocolate cake in cake cubes and set aside.


Over a large bowl with the whisk attachment of an electric mixer, whip in high speed the heavy cream and sugar until stiff peaks form. Set aside

Start layering your dessert in a trifle bowl or trifle dish. I did not follow a layering order in mine, since I wanted raspberries in the middle and as a topping, but feel free to use any order you want, using 2 layers of each of the ingredients separately.


I did cake, pudding, raspberries, whipped cream, pudding, cake, whipped cream and raspberries. In the end you should have 2 layers of the pudding chocolate mixture, 2 layers of chocolate cake, 2 of whipped cream and 2 of fresh raspberries.


Use chocolate shavings on top of trifle to decorate.

Expert tips for the perfect Raspberry Chocolate trifle

  • You can also make this in mason jars, for individual portions
  • Make sure you do not over whip your heavy cream or it can curdle. If it does curdle, just add cold heavy cream -little by little- with your mixer running at low speed until the whipped cream regains its fluffy texture
  • If you washed your raspberries right before using them, make sure to tap them dry before layering them with the rest of the ingredients
Easy Chocolate Raspberry Trifle Recipe

Substitutions

  • Use white cake or angel food cake instead of the chocolate cake
  • You can substitute the chocolate pudding with vanilla pudding
  • Use raspberry jam instead of fresh raspberries
  • If you’re a brownie lover, substitute the chocolate cake with brownie. You can make your own brownies or buy store bought brownies
  • If you’re looking for some extra time, substitute the homemade whipped cream with cool whip

Should trifle be served at room temperature?

This trifle should be served cold and stored refrigerated at all times.

Should a trifle be made the night before?

You can definitely make your trifle the night before.

I made this one ahead of time, placed a few toothpicks on top so that the plastic wrap didn’t touch the whipped cream and covered it.

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Trifle Recipe

How to store my Chocolate Raspberry trifle?

This trifle should be stored covered in the refrigerator. It will last for up to 3 days.

Here’s a video of this Chocolate Raspberry Trifle Recipe so you can see up-close this dessert.


Take a look at the links below for more easy desserts:

Banana Popsicle Recipe

Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Cheesecake Parfait

Easy No bake Peanut Butter Tart

Goat Cheese Cheesecake Parfait

Easy No bake Apple Cheesecake Parfait

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Easy Chocolate Raspberry Trifle Recipe
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Chocolate Raspberry Trifle Recipe

This super easy and perfect dessert is made in under 20 minutes. It has some beautiful layers made out of tart raspberries, creamy chocolate pudding, layers of cake and sweet whipped cream.
It's a delicious chocolate dessert that's perfect for the whole family!
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: no bake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate raspberry trifle, chocolate raspberry trifle recipe, chocolate trifle with raspberries, Maria Corcuera, raspberry chocolate trifle, raspberry trifle, sweet fix baker
Servings: 6 people

Equipment

  • 1 Electric mixer
  • 1 whisk attachment
  • 1 trifle bowl

Ingredients

Chocolate pudding

  • 1 package chocolate pudding mixture
  • 2 Cups Heavy whipping cream (to substitute milk) or as much milk as the instructions in the package
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Cake

  • 1 unit Chocolate pound cake store bought or boxed cake

Whipped Cream

  • 3 Cups heavy whipping cream cold
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar

Raspberries

  • 4 Cups fresh raspberries washed and dried

Optional: Shaved Chocolate

  • 1/8 Cup Chocolate bar shaved

Instructions

  • Start by making the chocolate pudding. Follow the package directions in the box, substituting the milk for heavy cream and add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Place in a medium bowl in the fridge while making the rest of the ingredients.
    1 package chocolate pudding mixture, 2 Cups Heavy whipping cream (to substitute milk), 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Cut the chocolate cake in cake cubes and set aside.
    1 unit Chocolate pound cake
  • Over a large bowl with the whisk attachment of an electric mixer, whip in high speed the heavy cream and sugar until stiff peaks form. Set aside
    3 Cups heavy whipping cream, 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Start layering your dessert in a trifle bowl or trifle dish. I did not follow a layering order in mine, since I wanted raspberries in the middle and as a topping, but feel free to use any order you want, using 2 layers of each of the ingredients separately. (I did cake, pudding, raspberries, whipped cream, pudding, cake, whipped cream and raspberries). In the end you should have 2 layers of the pudding chocolate mixture, 2 layers of chocolate cake, 2 of whipped cream and 2 of fresh raspberries.
    4 Cups fresh raspberries
  • Use chocolate shavings on top of trifle to decorate.
    1/8 Cup Chocolate bar

Notes

  • You can also make this in mason jars, for individual portions
  • Make sure you do not over whip your heavy cream or it can curdle. If it does curdle, just add cold heavy cream -little by little- with your mixer running at low speed until the whipped cream regains its fluffy texture
  • If you washed your raspberries right before using them, make sure to tap them dry before layering them with the rest of the ingredients

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