Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Trifle

Time for something sweet!  This one is an original recipe from my mother-in-law, Dawn.  I make it only for an extra-special treat or when I really want to impress some guests.  This is no vitamin-packed breakfast smoothie.  The kids go wild with it.  In my humble opinion, it’s okay to delve into something this wonderfully sweet and rich on occasion. 🙂  You will need a trifle bowl.  I always borrow Dawn’s. 🙂

2 boxes of brownie mix (If using Ghirardeli brownie mix, omit chocolate chips)
1 cup chocolate chips
2–3.4 oz. boxes instant chocolate pudding 
2 cups sour cream
2 cups milk
16 oz. frozen raspberry sauce, defrosted (usually comes in a plastic tub similar to sour cream)
fresh or frozen raspberries
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 Tbs. powdered sugar


  1. Mix brownies according to instructions on box.  Add chocolate chips to batter.  Cook according to instructions and allow to cool.
  2. In electric mixer, milk and sour cream with the pudding mix. Transfer pudding to another bowl.
  3. Next, beat heavy whipping cream in electric mixer for 2 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.  Add powdered sugar.
  4. Slice brownies with sharp knife into small bite sized chunks.
  5. Scatter half the brownie chunks over the bottom of the trifle bowl.
  6. Next, spoon half the raspberry sauce over the brownies.
  7. Then layer half the chocolate pudding, taking care to spread evenly all the way to the sides of the trifle bowl so it looks pretty from the side.
  8. Layer half of the whipped cream on top of the pudding, also making sure to spread all the way to the edges of the bowl.  
  9. Repeat the layers with rest of ingredients: brownie chunks, raspberry sauce, pudding, and whipped cream.  Then sprinkle raspberries over top.  Keep refrigerated.  Use as a reward to your children for eating their veggies!


About Sarah Lundgren

child of God. married to my best friend. mommy of 4 treasures. at home with my babies.

One response »

  1. Hi Sarah, Hey, that recipe started with me, but, I think you've modified it sufficiently to call it your own! It looks beautiful!


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