Last Updated on October 1, 2020 by Ellen Christian
You are going to love this strawberry brownie trifle recipe! If you’re looking for a Valentines Trifle recipe, try this simple dessert today.
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Strawberry Brownie Trifle Recipe
Valentines Day recipes are some of my favorites because they are sweet, delicious, and cute!
While Valentines Day recipes may make you think of chocolate, it generally makes me think of red berries like raspberries, strawberries, or cherries and clouds of fluffy cream.
What could be better than recipes that actually combine chocolate, berries, and clouds of whipped cream?
What types of berries should I use?
This Strawberry Brownie Trifle recipe can be made with either red raspberries or strawberries. Since my store didn’t have any red raspberries when I shopped this week, I decided I would create it with delicious, red strawberries instead.
You could even use blueberries or peaches if you prefer instead of raspberries or strawberries.
Origins of this dessert
This recipe in English cuisine is made with fruit, a thin layer of sponge cake soaked in sherry, and custard. It can be topped with whipped cream.
But, this recipe is even better than the original dessert and much simpler to make. While I serve it often around Valentine’s Day, you can enjoy it any time of the year.
Best brownies for this recipe
The brownies in this recipe can be made from scratch, purchased, or made from a boxed brownie mix. If you’re gluten intolerant, make sure that you pick up a box of gluten-free brownies to start with as your base for this brownie strawberry dessert.
I can find these regularly in my grocery store and they are so good that everyone in my family enjoys them – even those that aren’t gluten intolerant. You can use ready-made whipped topping or create your own from scratch.
It all depends on how much time you have to devote to creating your Valentines trifle.
FAQ – Strawberry Brownie Trifle
Vanilla pudding trifle
If you would rather use vanilla (or chocolate) pudding instead of whipped cream in this recipe, you can certainly do that. Just use your favorite homemade recipe or boxed pudding mix.
If you would prefer not to serve this in dessert glasses, you can simply cut a slice of brownie and top with berries and whipped cream. Brownies with strawberries and whipped cream still make a decadent dessert.
Individual Valentine puddings
If you like Valentine mini desserts, you can easily serve this in small glasses like 4-ounce crystal jelly jars. Just place one brownie in the bottom and top with fresh berries and fluffy layers of cream.
Can I make this ahead of time?
If you want to make this Valentines Trifle ahead of time, I would bake the brownies and cut them. Then, you can assemble the rest of the ingredients at the last minute.
If you make the whole thing ahead of time, the layers might get soft which wouldn’t taste as good.
Can I double this recipe?
Yes, if you want to make this as one large dessert, you can use a larger bowl and layer all the ingredients together. Then, guests can serve themselves.
Can this be frozen?
You can make the brownies ahead of time and freeze them if you like. Just cut them into individual servings and use them within three months.
I would not freeze the rest of the ingredients in this Valentines Trifle.
- 2 cups of whipped topping
- 8 brownies, cut in 2"x2" cubes
- 2 cups fresh red berries like strawberries, sliced
- 1 bottle of chocolate ice cream topping
- Make layers of brownie squares, sliced strawberries, and whipped cream in four dessert glasses or bowls. As the final layer, end with a dollop of whipped topping and a few squirts of chocolate ice cream topping.
- Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 4 hours.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 348Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 189mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g
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