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Brownie Chocolate Mousse Trifle with Fresh Berries   

Ingredients:

Brownie

1/2 cup butter ‒ cut into chunks1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ‒ separated
2 eggs 
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup Dutch cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder

Mousse

3 cups heavy cream ‒ separated
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 T powdered sugar and a
1 tsp vanilla

Trifle Layering

2 cups heavy cream
2 T powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 pint blackberries
2 pints raspberries

Preparation:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a square 8 inch pan with parchment or butter. In a double boiler, melt butter with 3/4 cup chocolate chips, set aside to cool. In a bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking powder together. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs together, add vanilla. Next add melted chocolate mixture and finally add in the dry ingredients and remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Pour into pan and bake for 20 minutes or until set. Let cool in pan. Cut into small 1 inch cubes for trifle.

To prepare the mousse, heat 3/4 cup cream until almost boiling.  Pour over 1 ½ chocolate chips in a bowl and let sit a few minutes before stirring. Stir until smooth, let cool. In a mixer, whip 2 1/4 cups cold cream with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Gently fold in cooled chocolate cream. Whisk again until soft peaks form. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Whip the 2 cups cream with 2T powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla until soft peaks form.

In a trifle dish, begin layering. First, brownies on bottom, next chocolate mousse, then whipped cream and berries. Repeat until ingredients are gone or desired height and look. Top with berries. Refrigerate 1-2 hours then serve. Serves 6-10.

Serve with:

Serve with: Kunde Family Winery 1904 Dessert Cuvée