Chocolate Mousse Trifle Recipe Made with Chocolate Wine

Chocolate Mousse Trifle Recipe

I am a huge fan of Chocolate Mousse.  I have been, ever since I was introduced to it when I was 9 or 10.  Whenever I'm looking for something decadent and elegant, I think about mousse.  This is a modern twist on the traditional Chocolate Mousse, as it has the added mystery ingredient of ChocolatRouge chocolate wine!

Chocolate Mousse Trifle Recipe

Serve with ChocolatRouge Milk Chocolate wine, made from rich cream, red wine and natural chocolate flavors.

Sponge or Pound cake, cut into pieces that fit neatly into cups
Raspberries (optional)

Simple Syrup Ingredients:

  • 1/4     cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4     cup water
  • 1/2     cup chocolate wine, such as ChocolatRouge Cream

Chocolate Mousse Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 12     ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1     teaspoon vanilla

Whipped Cream Garnish:

  • 1/2cup heavy cream
  • 1 TBSP Sugar

How to make the syrup:

Bring sugar and water to a boil in small saucepan, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Add wine and cook for about 5 more minutes or until syrup consistency. Let sit.

How to Make Chocolate Mousse:

Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside. Heat the cream until it‘s hot, but not boiling. Add the chopped chocolate.  Stir until the chocolate is melted.  Set in the ice water bath until cooled.  After this cools, beat with a mixer until stiff peaks form – about 5 minutes. 

How to Make Whipped Cream:

Chill bowl and beaters until they‘re cold.  Put the cream in the bowl, and beat until soft peaks form.  Sprinkle the sugar over the top, and continue beating until stiff peaks form. 

Helpful hint: I made the whipped cream first, then made the chocolate mousse.  Since they're both cream-based, it's totally fine!And I didn't have to wash them.  Win-win.

Chocolate Mousse Trifle Recipe

To assemble:

Spread 1/3 of the mousse into bottom of 6 small cups (2 inches in diameter). Top mousse with cake and spoon on syrup. Add a few raspberries, some whipped cream, then another layer of mousse. Place remaining cake on top; spoon with remaining syrup. Add a couple more raspberries, then mousse. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for several hours.

When ready to serve, whip cream with sugar. Top trifle cups with the whipped cream, and add a raspberry for garnish.

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  1. says

    You even made your own whip cream? You rock! I didn’t realize there was a thing such as chocolate wine. Of course now I have to check it out!!

  2. says

    Chocolate Mousse is one of my very favorite recipes. I always make it straight out of a box though. Ha! I should totally try this recipe next time. 

  3. Robin Wilson says

    I had no idea about chocolate wine but I am all for it! This looks absolutely beautiful and sounds yummy! How refreshing after all of the heavy pies and cakes of the holidays!

  4. Raine says

    I am a mess in the kitchen, I really am one of those girls that can barely boil water. This sounds decadent and I’d love to try it so I will pass on the recipe to my mom, but she’s not much better than me lol. I was raised working on cars in the garage with my dad and my mom loves her fashion but she’s a tomboy at heart too. We both love our chocolate though so between the 2 of us I bet we’ll get it! :)


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