A hard chocolate cupcake shell filled with moist chocolate cake, creamy chocolate mousse and topped with whip cream. The Perfect Trifle Cupcakes Recipe.
These trifle cupcakes are the best way to eat chocolate cake and mousse. My sister in law actually requests this recipe often. It’s truly a family favorite! Yesterday we had a nice dinner over my in-laws for Easter. I had no clue what to make. I did know I had a thing of heavy cream to use up and didn’t want it to go to waste. What better than to make Chocolate Mousse and Whip cream, but how to make it come together? I was sure everyone would want something sweet after dinner, then I had an idea. ” Oh I’ll make a trifle! Booo.. I don’t have a trifle dish.” Then the light bulb went off!
I’ll make chocolate dessert cups – PERFECT – 🙂
Line muffin pan with muffin cups.
Melt chocolates separately over a double boiler. Once the chocolate is melted brush the chocolate inside the cups making sure to get the sides and bottom.
Freeze for about 20 minutes, then you can peel the liner off.
Easy peasy I promise 🙂
When all the cups are separated I like to put the chocolate cups in a fresh muffin cup and place in the refrigerator.
Now for the Trifle, or my take on a trifle 🙂
Bake a batch of chocolate cupcakes, cake,
anything you don’t mind crumbling up!
I made cupcakes so I’d have leftover to bring of those as well.
I made chocolate, chocolate chip cupcakes 🙂
While the cupcakes are baking start the “mousse”. I hate real mousse, but some like it.. For me the taste is too strong, so I made a “faux mousse” and then some Wilton Stabilized Whip Cream
Take the unfilled dessert cups out of the refrigerator. Fill a pipping bag (any tip) and pipe mousse into the cups.
Take the cupcakes and chop ’em up! I didn’t use the tops.
I wanted the softer texture of the cupcakes.
Take the pieces
Lightly crumble them into the cups.
Cover with more mousse (I switched the tip)
Then do a little star with whip cream. Aren’t these trifle cupcakes cute? They INCREDIBLY delicious too! It’s seriously the best foolproof Trifle Cupcakes Recipe!
DIY Chocolate Shell cupcakes filled with moist chocolate cake, creamy chocolate mousse and topped with whip cream. Perfect Trifle Cupcakes Recipe.
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Chocolate Dessert Cups:
- 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate
- 12 oz white chocolate
- 1 8 inch Chocolate Cake chopped
- 2 packs chocolate pudding mix
- 2 cups Milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whipped cream
- Dessert Cups: Line muffin pan with muffin cups.
- Melt chocolates separately over a double boiler. Once the chocolate is melted brush the chocolate inside the cups making sure to get the sides and bottom.
- Freeze for about 20 minutes, then you can peel the liner off.
- Easy peasy I promise 🙂
- When all the cups are separated I like to put the chocolate cups in a fresh muffin cup and place in the refrigerator.
- Faux Mousse: Whip until pudding consistency and refrigerate.
- On to the whip cream 🙂
- Assemble: Refer to post / visual pictures for assembly.
Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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This is an awesome recipe! 🙂 I’m going to post it on my blog as a guest-post…. that’s if you don’t mind!! hehe
Oh my gosh .. can I say it again! OMG! These are so, so good and what a clever idea.
Lady V dZine
I am so drooling now! Those look fantastic.
Visiting from MomDot.
Looks really good, I especially love the white chocolate cups. Mmmmm.
That looks fantastic and I bet it must taste as good as look. (drooling….)
this is such a great idea! i definitely would’ve quit halfway through frustrated with all of the steps 🙂
Gorgeous! Brilliant!! THis is genius!
these are seriously brilliant–i’ve never seen anything like them! I can’t wait to try sometime!!
Those look so good!!! Funny, I just came across another post on how to make dessert cups.
I think I’ll be doing something similar to this- but mine won’t look at good at yours!
Every time I come here I want to eat my screen.
Those look so good!
Keep up the good job of posting awesome food!
They look delicious! Thanks for the recipe.
OMG, those look so good.
These look absolutely delicious! Amazing!
These look so delicious.
These look so good!
These look delicious.
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Completely and utterly fabulous!
All I can say is, wow.
Love chocolate cupcakes!
This looks delicious!!
Anne - Mommy Has to Work
Those look delicious!
Very creative and they look yummy.
Faith and Family Reviews
Those look amazing Courtney!
Tamara @ Southern Yankee Mix
These look so delish and seem super impressive but really easy to make! I’m going to have to remember these for sure.
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
Oh good heavens, those look amazing!
Double Duty Mommy
so creative and yummy looking!!
They look amazing!
Wow those look so good, great photos!
wow thank you for sharing i’m like a totally chocolate lover and i’m definitely going to give this a try
Looking Delicious, what a creative idea.