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A glass bowl filled with chocolate swiss rolls, whipped cream and hazelnuts

Chocolate trifle

Published: October 20, 2021 at 10:52 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + chilling
  • Easy
  • Serves 10

We've given trifle an indulgent upgrade with rich dark chocolate custard and hazelnut liqueur – the ultimate Christmas dessert for chocolate lovers

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal541
fat35.2g
saturates18.9g
carbs44g
sugars36.1g
fibre2.8g
protein6.2g
salt0.4g
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Serve this impressive chocolate trifle at a festive party, then check out our Baileys trifle, Christmas trifle, sherry trifle and more Christmas dessert ideas.

Ingredients

  • 2 chocolate swiss rolls, (about 450g total) cut into 2cm thick slices
  • 100ml Frangelico, Tia Maria or other nut, chocolate or coffee liqueur, plus 1 tbsp
  • 50g blanched hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

CHOCOLATE CUSTARD

  • 500ml ready-made or thick homemade custard
  • 100g dark chocolate, finely chopped, plus more to serve

CREAM

  • 400ml whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

  • STEP 1

    To make the chocolate custard, put the custard and chocolate in a pan over a low heat and gently warm through until all the chocolate has melted. Transfer to a bowl, cover the surface with a piece of baking paper, then cool to room temperature.

  • STEP 2

    Cover the base and sides of a glass trifle bowl with the slices of swiss roll, with the spirals facing out. Spoon over the 100ml of alcohol, allowing it to soak into the sponges. Scatter over half the hazelnuts.

  • STEP 3

    Spoon the cooled chocolate custard over the sponges. Chill for 30 minutes-1 hour or until the custard has set.

  • STEP 4

    Whip together the cream ingredients with the 1 tbsp of liqueur until you get soft peaks. Spoon over the custard layer, and make a few peaks and swirls in the cream. Sift over the cocoa powder, add the remaining hazelnuts and grate over more chocolate to serve.

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