Decadent, delicious and oh so easy, this Ultimate Chocolate Trifle is a showstopper of a dessert
Ingredients in this recipe have been provided by Countdown as Brand Ambassador, all opinions are my own.
I have 4 divine trifles on the blog already but I thought I must create another and chocolate seemed to be the obvious choice, so I went as chocolatey as I could!
As with all trifle recipes it is super versatile, I will give you the guidelines of what I have done but feel free to swap out the berries, the jelly and even the chocolate sponge. Chocolate cake or brownie would be lovely but make it even more rich so go gently.
I have used a store-bought chocolate sponge from the bakery aisle at Countdown, which makes this super simple. You could also use chocolate log which is so delicious.
The combination here is two layers of chocolate sponge, blackberry jelly, blackcurrant juice such as Ribena (or a blackberry liquor if you prefer), chocolate custard and topped with whipped cream and some Maltesers and berries. Delish!
What you will need to make my Ultimate Chocolate Trifle
Chocolate Sponge or Chocolate Log/Roll
Blackberry Jelly – made ahead
Blackcurrant juice or liquor
Fresh berries, blue berries, blackberries and strawberries are lovely
Custard, store bought or from scratch
There are two elements which need to be made ahead of time or overnight. That is the jelly and the chocolate custard. I like to make the jelly in a wide dish, so it sets around 1 cm high.
The chocolate custard is made by slowly heating a carton of pre made vanilla custard and the dark chocolate together until the chocolate melts completely. Then cover this with plastic wrap sitting on the custard so no crust forms.
Set both the jelly and custard aside until they are cold and set and you are ready to prepare the trifle.
When you are ready to assemble you trifle have everything prepared ready to go. I use a large 3.5 litre trifle bowl, I like to fill it to the top, this is a HUGE trifle, so feel free to half the ingredients or make smaller layers.
Whip your cream, dice the sponge, slice the jelly into cubes, rinse and prepare your berries and you are ready to go. I like to layer in a specific order but you can absolutely alter this too.
Some people even like to make the jelly in the bottom of the bowl with some berries the night before, that is a lovely idea so up to you.
Layer the diced sponge, drizzle over a little juice, sprinkle over the jelly and berries, then spoon over half the chocolate custard, then repeat with the sponge, juice, jelly, berries and the remainder of the chocolate custard, whipped cream, then top with some more berries, a few Maltesers then I grated over some more dark chocolate.
Then allow it to sit for several hours to allow the flavours to mingle and settle. Then serve! I hope this showstopper of a dessert becomes a favourite.
Be sure to check out all my trifle recipes to pick a favourite
Here is my recipe for the Ultimate Chocolate Trifle
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