Monday, June 22, 2020

Chocolate Strawberry Trifle

I've had berries on the brain. There are so many choices and they all seem to be here at once. I'm itching to try a strawberry and chicken breast salad. If I make it, you'll see it here.

This trifle is the perfect dessert for a hot summer day. It does require a few steps but they're not cumbersome. The cake doesn't have to be perfect because it's going to be cubed anyway,  And the strawberries will be sliced, so how can you go wrong? Here's how-I forgot the garnish! If the kids won't grab the wrong one, you can also sprinkle your favorite liqueur on the cake!  Chambord is the one I would reach for!

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Chocolate Strawberry Trifle


8x8 inch cake pan

5 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 350. Line the baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some on the sides to use as handles later.

Melt the butter over low heat. Set aside to cool.

Beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Begin on low and increase the speed to high. Beat for at least 12-15 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together the flour and the cocoa and set aside. Take this time to prepare the strawberries.

When the egg mixture is very fluffy, remove the bowl from the mixture and fold in the chocolate powder 1/3 at a time. Then fold in the butter, 1/3 at a time. Pour into the pan and bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Lift cake out of the pan and set on a cake rack to cool.


16 ounce container of fresh strawberries (About 3/4 of the package will be enough.)

Wash and hull. Slice the strawberries, setting aside 4 of the prettiest slices as garnish.

Whipped Cream

1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Whip the cream until it starts to firm and take shape. Add the powdered sugar and the vanilla.  Beat until it holds a shape.


The cake must be cool before you assemble. Pop a few cubes of cake in the bottom of your dish. Add strawberries and top with cream. Repeat. The exact order doesn't really matter as long as you end up with cream on top. Garnish with a slice of strawberry.

Melt the butter.
Beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla.
Mix the flour and the cocoa.
The eggs will get very thick. Beat, beat, beat!
Pour into pan.

Prepare the strawberries.
Cut the cake.
Cube the cake.


  1. WOW, that looks incredibly good, Krista! I'll be right over. :) You're so right about the summer berries, and this is a spectacular way to use them. ~ Cleo

  2. Looks like tasty fun.

  3. Yum, we love trifles! That'll be on the menu here in the near future.

  4. Berries and a custard. What could be better?

  5. love the simple cake recipe! Super easy.
    Thank you

  6. This looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe, Krista! Any tips on whipping the cream? I actually over-whipped my last batch by accident!