Chocolate Strawberry Trifles

Chocolate cake layered with fresh, juicy strawberries and a homemade whipped cream! These trifles are not only easy to make, but beautiful to serve. Recipe by Sugar and Charm

Chocolate Strawberry Trifles

Chocolate Strawberry Trifles

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes
Yield: 4 mini trifles
Calories: 1264kcal

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  • Electric Mixer


  • 6 ounces water
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1⅛ cup flour
  • tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ cup refined sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 ½ oz vegetable oil
  • 6 oz buttermilk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 lb fresh California strawberries sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Place water in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat.
  • Stir in cocoa powder, whisking with a hand whisk constantly until the cocoa is well combined and smooth. Set aside.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, sugar) in a mixing bowl.
  • Add liquid ingredients (eggs, oil, buttermilk) into a separate bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry while mixer is on medium. Mix until combined.
  • Add the chocolate and mix until combined.
  • Pour the batter evenly into a 9x9 baking pan or a sheet cake pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cake is firm and no longer jiggly in the center.
  • While the cake is baking, make the homemade whipped cream. Using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add 2 cups heavy cream and 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar.
  • Whip on medium speed until the cream thickens. About 5 minutes.
  • Once the chocolate cake is baked, take it out of the oven and let it cool completely.
  • Cut the chocolate cake into small squares, about 1” each.
  • In mini trifle dishes, layer the whipped cream, chocolate cake squares and sliced strawberries. You will use about ½ cup whipped cream, 6-8 chocolate cake squares and 3 strawberries sliced per trifle.


You can assemble these trifles in a mason jar or any other cup if you don’t have trifle dishes


Serving: 1  Trifle | Calories: 1264kcal | Carbohydrates: 129g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 81g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 280mg | Sodium: 1338mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 92g

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