When I went searching for a dessert recipe to try this week, I stumbled across these adorable individual raspberry brownie trifles by Just a Taste. I knew I had to try them! I’m so glad I did because they are delicious!
I don’t know about you, but I have a thing for individual portions of food. And miniature versions of food. For one, they are always cuter than the bigger version. Also, I don’t feel quite so bad when I eat the whole thing. Plus, they are the perfect size for kids!
All of the boys loved these, except for Jordan. I’m not really sure how he’s my child because he doesn’t like brownies. He actually doesn’t like chocolate at all. Since he doesn’t like chocolate, I promised I would make a dessert just for him next week. But for now, I’m going to share this delicious recipe, with all of you, so you can enjoy these too! Word of advice, wait until raspberries are not out of season, because OUCH! I paid $7 for two pints and that’s way more than I would normally pay!
Individual Raspberry Brownie Trifle
7 ounces unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 pints raspberries
Mini chocolate chips, for garnish
1 1/2 cups heavy cream, chilled
1/3 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat, combine the chocolate, butter, and water. Heat until the chocolate and butter are melted, stirring occasionally.
- Transfer the mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the sugar and light brown sugar, mixing until combined.
- Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix for two minutes.
- Add the flour and salt and mix until combined.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Remove the pan from the oven and place it on a cooling rack. Once the brownies have cooled completely, invert the pan onto a cutting board and cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the heavy cream, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla extract on high speed until soft peaks form.
- Fill each serving dish with alternating layers of brownie pieces, whipped cream, and raspberries.
- Garnish each trifle with a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips and serve immediately.
I bought the small cordial cups at Dollar Tree and they came in a pack of six. I didn’t think that was going to be enough, so I went back to buy more. My local Dollar Tree doesn’t sell them, so I ended up buying the plastic wine glasses. The cordial cups are the perfect size for kids and the wine glasses are the perfect size for adults! We took some over to share with the neighbors and they were gone in no time!
I made six of the smaller ones and three of the bigger ones and still had over half a pan of brownies left and half the whipped cream. If you want a delicious dessert, to serve at your next party, you should definitely try these!