Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

Chocolate Raspberry Trifle
Makes:
10
servings
Prep Time:
35
minutes
Total Time:
103
minutes
based on 66 reviews
4
Traditional English Trifle goes upscale with fresh raspberries, a rich custard layer and a dusting of cocoa. A clear trifle bowl lets your holiday guests see every layer in which they're about to indulge!

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • CHOCOLATE CUSTARD
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • TRIFLE
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 loaf (10.75 oz.) frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons crème de cacao, divided
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 1/2 to 1 cup fresh raspberries, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa, (optional)

Directions:

FOR CHOCOLATE CUSTARD:
COMBINE
cornstarch, sugar and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Gradually add milk. Whisk in egg yolks until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add 1 1/2 cups morsels; stir until melted. Press plastic wrap on surface; refrigerate.

FOR TRIFLE:
BEAT
cream and sugar until stiff peaks form. Cut cake into 1/2-inch thick slices. Cut one slice into thin strips; reserve for top. In 2-quart straight-sided bowl, layer half cake slices, half crème de cacao, half jam, half chocolate custard and half whipped cream. Repeat cake, crème de cacao, jam and chocolate custard layers. Top with reserved cake strips, remaining whipped cream, and remaining morsels. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour. Garnish with raspberries; sprinkle with cocoa.


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Tasty and Pretty too!

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Linda from Pasadena, MD

This was excellent! The Creme de Cacao made the recipe. I made this for and Easter dinner celebration. It was so pretty, we almost didn't want to eat it. Not too many leftovers on this one!

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    Chocolate Rasberry Trifle

    L Brashear from BRIGHTON, CO

    This was a surprisingly easy recipe. I doubled the raspberry jam for coverage. Everyone loved it!

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    Whats Missing

    Thomas S. Fitzpatrick from GLENNVILLE, GA

    My Grandaughters and I Loved this, only one problem the ingredients do not call for a cake. It was a good thing I read the rest of the recipe before we started. Everyone loved this recipe. we will make this one again. Practice makes perfect. Happy baking

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    Very, Very Good

    Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

    I didn't have Cream De Coco, so I substitued another Chocolate Liqueur! MAN!!!! It was wonderful, and it Does Get better the next day....sorta like the burbon in a fruit cake does...

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    Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

    Janet MacDonald from CLARKSVILLE, TN

    I was intrigued by this recipe when I first saw it. Raspberry and Chocolate, like Orange and Chocolate, are delicious together so I knew I had to try it. I was not disappointed. The blend of raspberry and chocolate together with prepared pound cake slices (a time saver) and creamy filling mixes well to create a rich and delicious dessert. I received several good comments on this recipe with my garden club friends.

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    Scrumptious

    Lisa Rademacher from ELK RIVER, MN

    I recently made this recipe and although it did take a bit of time for me to prepare it was well worth it. Everyone loved the trifle and requested the recipe. I will be making this again and again!

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    Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

    mary higgins-TAORMINA from NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ

    Made this Sunday for a b'day instead of traditional cake. It was great. Much lighter than cake after a big Italian meal. Made with Grand Marnier but could leave it out. This can be made so many ways. Next time I am going to use vanilla custard and strawberries. I can't wait. Actually got to use my trifle bowl and it looked so good. Enjoy!

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    TRULY AWESOME!!!

    Vanessa Barker from INDEPENDENCE, MO

    My daughter and I made this over the weekend and boy, was it a big hit!! Everyone wanted seconds!

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    yummy for the tummy

    Gale Jones from Birmingham, OH

    This is a great trifle to make and we eat the whole thing in one setting. Will make over and over.

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    Chocolate Rasberry Trifle

    sharon ann means from BOONVILLE, MO

    I've never eaten a truffle before but this was fun to make and tasted exceptional. Will make it again and try different flavors and different berries.

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    chocolate raspberry trifle

    elaine hilton from little falls, NJ

    What a delicious way to use fresh in season fruit! This dessert is DEFINITELY worth the time to make. Elegant! Make one today!

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    cHOCOLATE RASPBERRY TRIFLE

    Judy England from BRAZIL, IN

    THIS IS THE BEST EVER !!! MY FAMILY LOVED IT. tHANKS FOR SHARING

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    impressive

    Vicki DeSormier from SANFORD, FL

    It took a while to build this beautiful trifle, but everyone was so impressed that it made it worth the effort...and it tasted great!

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    An Impressive Finish

    Alyson Saieva from BUENA PARK, CA

    This is not really a challenging recipe, a little time consuming, but well worth the oohs and ahhs. It is a both a beautiful presentation and a decadent dessert. I make it often and it always gets rave reviews. I do use more raspberry preserves and creme de cacao than the recipe calls for... just eyeball it, make it good and saturated, but not soggy. Make sure you put the preserves near the edge too because that is what makes it so pretty- all the colors showing through. Enjoy!

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    try this!!!!!!

    Lynn Scherr from WEST BABYLON, NY

    I decided to try recipe to see if everyone would like it for Thanksgiving,ya know a trial run. The only thing different I did was made vanilla custard instead of chocolate custard and I made chocolate mouse instead of pudding. Well let me tell you it was eaten by everyone and was requested that I make two for Thanksgiving. The mouse can be store bought or you use dream whip whipped topping and add to pudding it is a great dessert on it's own. Then for the custard recipe I just found it online. This recipe is an excellent recipe. You have got to try it this way.

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    Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

    Pauline Johnsey from No. Stratford, NH

    I love this Trifle because the custard layer is so good and different. I made it for a family get together and everone loved it. I will be making it again for this labor day get together. Thank you

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    CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY TRIFLE

    PAT ZURBUCHEN from BILLINGS, MT

    I HAVE MADE THIS RECIPE AND IT WAS WONDERFUL, JUST AS EASY TO MAKE AS MY TRIFLE I MAKE AT CHRISTMAS TIME. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO IS I USE A CARAMEL SAUCE AMD PEACHES IN BETWEEN THE LAYERS. GREAT TASTE, I LOVED IT AND SO DID MY FAMILY!!

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    Raspberry Trifle

    Karen Bishoff from Brookneal, VA

    This is a great recipe. The only way to make it any easier than it is would be to cook the custard in the microwave. It is much easier to get it perfect--no scorched milk! :O)

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    You can't make enough of it!

    maria wisniewski from parma, OH

    Wow, I made this for my family I've taken it to many parties and there is never any left over when it comes time to put everything away. Everyone loves it! A guaranteed hit at any party or gathering.

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    yummy!

    Stephanie Montgomery from Ridgeland, MS

    This recipe was such a success! My entire family loved it!

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    Chocolate Rasberry Trifle

    Roselyn Rifici from Cleveland, OH

    Great recipe and easy to make. Took these bars to my brother's 80th Birthday Party. They were a hit.

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    Even better the second day!

    Mary Horton from MONTEVALLO, AL

    Good flavor and not too difficult. A few tips after having made the recipe: My family would have liked a little less cake ralative to the amount of custard, so you might want to slice cake more thinly or make 1 1/2 times the recipe of custard. Also, when making the custard, be sure to stir constantly as the recipe instructs; otherwise, you'll get lumps.

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    Wow your friends

    AnneMarie Chesno from BRENTWOOD, NH

    I shared this recipe with a friend and she made it for our office Christmas in July party. What a great treat! Everyone loved it and was very impressed. She left out the Creme de Cacao and it wasn't missed. One note, neither of us found this to be a challenging recipe. Next time though I will use ladyfingers instead of pound cake for a lighter cake filling.

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    CHOC. TRIFLE WAS GREAT.

    Janice Ahonen from SANDWICH, MA

    I NEVER HAD CHOC. CUSTARD BEFORE. IT WAS REALLY GOOD. THE TRIFLE WAS A LITTLE WORK, BUT WORTH IT ALL.

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    chocolate raspberry trifle

    lorett deckard from willard, MO

    Coming from great Britian 35 years ago I really missed this favourite trifle my mother made it at christmas and holidays I like to try different versions of this trifle some inhance some change completely thank you for this chance to try yours.

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    oh so good

    Mary Johnson from Woodward, OK

    This is nice dessert to take to a pot lunch. I made it for the 4th and it went like a fire cracker. Keep up the good work.

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    Chocolate Raspberry trifle

    Maxine Gamela from NEW YORK MILLS, NY

    Excellent recipe, a little time consuming but worth every minute, a trifle bowl is a definite plus to showcase this creation !!! I did sub Chambord liquior because I had it on hand... worked out well to enhance the raspberries!!!

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    Yum-me

    Janet Rodriguez from ONTARIO, OR

    I was looking for something different for my neice's bridal shower. When I gave her sister a bridal shower two years ago I had made a khaluah cake. Well, let me tell you this dessert almost caused everyone to forget where they were and what they were there for. It was so good and well worth the time it took. This is a keeper!!!

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    Choc/Rasp Trifle

    J. E. Cash from ARLINGTON, MA

    Being veddy English, I wasn't sure how this new twist would be, but found it's just great. It isn't a difficult recipe at all. It's a super dessert.

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    Lovely Trifle

    MARINA SHARIFF from KUALA LUMPUR.

    A bit complicated to make, many steps, but great taste, colorful and well blended ingredients but a bit too sweet for me- personally. Otherwise it tastes great, it was a hit with my friends.

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    Chocolate Rasberry Trifle

    Ruth Shepherd from Shafter, CA

    Very Good, But not hard to make.

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    Better modified

    D Massey from SALINA, KS

    I tried the recipe as is and then used homemade pound cake and homemade raspberry sauce. MUCH Better with a huge difference in freshness. Take the extra time.

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    Elegant!

    marisa haspel from Hallandale Beach, FL

    Excellent but needs work!

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    Yum Yum Yummy!

    AMANDA GREEN from HINESVILLE, GA

    This Raspberry Trifle was definitely worth the hard work. My family knows that they are in for a treat when I pull out the raspberries! My kids loved it. They ask me to make it for every get-together!

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    Time Consuming - but GREAT!

    Vicki Rudolph from Farmington, MN

    This was alot of work, but well worth the effort it took when my dinner party guest oooh and aahed over it!

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    OH MY GOODNESS

    Cindy ENTROT from DENVILLE, NJ

    This is WONDERFUL! I've served it several times - it's been a big hit at this summer's parties!!!

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    Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

    tray s from San Jose, CA

    So sinfully good!!!

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    Chocolate raspberry Trifle

    Pat Ring from Holden, MO

    It is a little hard to make but it was worth it.

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    Simple Pleasures in a bite.

    Sue Green from Louisville, KY

    WOW this was wonderful.

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    choc. raspberry trifle

    Carine Nadel from LAGUNA HILLS, CA

    This was a worthwhile time consuming recipe. I just love raspberries. I did change the milk chocolate to dark chocolate. Personal preference on that, but I'm more into that dark, deep chocolate taste w/ the fruit than most.

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    Yum!

    Kimberly Farinha from OAKLAND, CA

    This treat makes you feel like royalty! So delicious and fit for a queen!

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    choc raspberry trifle

    Carine Nadel from LAGUNA HILLS, CA

    elegant, delicious and have the wonderful combo of chocolate and raspberries. What more could anyone ask for?

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    Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

    Betty Barrett from oakhurst, CA

    Chocolate Raspberry Trifle is a real treat,it so good...

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    Heaven

    Joanne Alvergue from San Francisco, CA

    It just can't get much better than this! Thanks a million!

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    Gourmet Winner!!

    Jeri Haley from Tenino, WA

    If you want to feel like a gourmet cook and be a winner at the same time, this is the recipe to serve to your family and guests. It is the creamiest, heavenly, beautiful dessert. I made this for tonights dessert and the oohs and aahs were so flattering. It has such a gourmet presentation from a 10* restaurant that you feel on top of the world!! You must try this and feel like a million dollars. Absolutely fantastic!! Thanks for making my day and giving my family the dessert of a lifetime. An A+++ recipe and will be making this on very special occasions. Love this website!!

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    Delicious

    Jennifer Davin from Fall River, MA

    This trifle is wonderful! I didn't have the crme ce cacao on hand so I substituted with coffee and it was still excellent. Not as difficult to make as I thought it would be. The chocolate custard alone also makes a terrific dessert.

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    These Are Great!

    Shaynal Pinder from Snellville, GA

    This is so delicious! My whole family wanted me to make this everyday.

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    Tasty and Pretty too!

    Linda from Pasadena, MD

    This was excellent! The Creme de Cacao made the recipe. I made this for and Easter dinner celebration. It was so pretty, we almost didn't want to eat it. Not too many leftovers on this one!

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    chocolate raspberry trifle

    mike byro from hewitt, NJ

    This is a excellent desert for company and is not difficult to make

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    Great!!

    Amy Blight from Westland, MI

    Made it for a party and everyone fell in love with the trifle!

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    I love a challenge!

    Jeri Haley from Tenino, WA

    This fits the bill to a tee. Very delicious and beautiful presentation. Makes you feel like a professional.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/10 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 10 

  • Calories: 470
  • Calories from Fat: 260
  • Total Fat: 28g (44% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 15g (77% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 140mg (46% of DV)
  • Sodium: 220mg (9% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 52g (17% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 38g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 10% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 2% of DV
  • Calcium: 10% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

Ingredients

  • CHOCOLATE CUSTARD
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • TRIFLE
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 loaf (10.75 oz.) frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons crème de cacao, divided
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 1/2 to 1 cup fresh raspberries, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa, (optional)

 

Directions

FOR CHOCOLATE CUSTARD:
COMBINE
cornstarch, sugar and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Gradually add milk. Whisk in egg yolks until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add 1 1/2 cups morsels; stir until melted. Press plastic wrap on surface; refrigerate.

FOR TRIFLE:
BEAT
cream and sugar until stiff peaks form. Cut cake into 1/2-inch thick slices. Cut one slice into thin strips; reserve for top. In 2-quart straight-sided bowl, layer half cake slices, half crème de cacao, half jam, half chocolate custard and half whipped cream. Repeat cake, crème de cacao, jam and chocolate custard layers. Top with reserved cake strips, remaining whipped cream, and remaining morsels. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour. Garnish with raspberries; sprinkle with cocoa.

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