Valentines Brownie Strawberry Trifle Recipe

Last Updated on January 3, 2023 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

Strawberry Brownie Trifle Recipe

A trifle is such a simple dessert to put together. But, it can really look like you spent a lot of time making it.

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?

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This Italian Christmas dessert is one of our favorite holiday recipes. Try this layered dessert with Biscoff cookies and Greek yogurt.

This Spiced Pumpkin Dessert was absolutely amazing! Try this easy fall dessert recipe that uses chunks of spice cake, pudding, and whipped topping.

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.

Strawberry brownie trifle recipe

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.

Strawberry brownie trifle recipe

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.

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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 it with berries and whipped cream. Brownies with strawberries and whipped cream still make a decadent dessert.

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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.

You are going to love this strawberry brownie trifle recipe! If you're looking for a Valentines Trifle recipe, try this simple dessert today. 

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.

Yield: 4

Strawberry Brownie Trifle Recipe

You are going to love this strawberry brownie trifle recipe! If you're looking for a Valentines Trifle recipe, try this simple dessert today. 

You are going to love this strawberry brownie trifle recipe! If you're looking for a Valentines Trifle recipe, try this simple dessert today. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 4 hours.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 348Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 189mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g

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29 thoughts on “Valentines Brownie Strawberry Trifle Recipe”

  1. Brownies and strawberries are such an irresistible combination! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am sharing it on my FB page for Valentine's ideas. #HomeMattersParty
  2. Oh my goodness this looks so good I could just eat some right now. I love brownies & strawberries great mixture & I never would of thought to put those two & two together :) I will deff. try and get this together & try it out, thanks for sharing!
  3. so easy but so perfect for the valentine's Day season:) I would eat these all year round however. Thanks for linking this up to Close to Home's V-day craft and recipe round up.
  4. I bet this tastes amazing, it sure does look wonderful :) thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays last week, featuring your post this week...
  5. Ok, seriously?  Yum!  Ellen, thanks so much for sharing this.  It's a simple, quick dessert that looks gorgeous and what a treat!  Can't wait to try it.
  6. This looks absolutely delicious!  Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent last week.  I am so behind on my visits this week, but wanted to stop by and say thanks a bunch!! Kathy
  7. Thank you for sharing this on Man Approved Monday! Trifles are one of my favorite desserts to whip up and this one looks amazing!
  8. Okay, I think I just gained a pound reading this recipe and drooling at the photo... thank you!!! Ha, ha, ha! Love it and will definitely be making it!

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