Easy chocolate trifle

Easy chocolate trifle


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About this recipe: A popular trifle for children, or for anyone that does not like traditional trifle. Has been a firm favorite with my family for 20 years.

Serves: 6 

  • 4 double chocolate chip muffins
  • 1 rounded tablespoon custard powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 600ml (1 pt) full cream milk
  • 200ml double cream
  • 2 chocolate flakes to decorate

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr16min 

  1. Cut each muffin into 4 pieces and line a 1.2L (2 pt) serving bowl. Place muffins in the bowl.
  2. Mix custard, cocoa and sugar in a medium saucepan with a little of the milk. When combined add rest of the milk and mix well. Carefully bring mixture to the boil, stirring all the time, and simmer for 1 minute.
  3. Pour mixture slowly over the muffins. Be careful, if using a glass dish. Lay cling film on chocolate custard or sprinkle a very light dusting of caster sugar on top, to prevent skin forming, while cooling. Cool for approximately 1 hour, then chill in fridge until completely cold.
  4. Whip the double cream until stiff and use to decorate the trifle. Sprinkle with crumbled chocolate flakes and serve.


* Trifle can be made the night before.
* For Adults try: Spoon a little espresso or coffee liqueur over each muffin before pouring on custard and decorate with chocolate coated coffee beans.

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Made this for my wife's birthday. Easy to make and so tasty. Highly recommend!!! - 03 Feb 2013

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