Chocolate Trifle For Two Recipe

Chocolate Trifle For Two – chocolate cake drizzled with rum, topped with chocolate mousse and whipped cream. One amazing dessert. trifle for two Chocolate Trifle For Two Recipe

So I went completely crazy. Nuts, I am telling ya!

Remember this mousse? I took it to a whole new level.

I made my chocolate cupcakes for two (baked in ramekins), crumbled them and drizzled them with rum. Are your knees weak yet? Then check this: I topped it with chocolate mousse and whipped cream.


chocolate mousse trifle Chocolate Trifle For Two Recipe

This recipe is an absolute and total winner. It makes exactly two cupcakes or mini cakes that you can bake in a cupcake pan or two ramekins. The chocolate mousse makes exactly two servings too. No need to make big batches, which also means no leftovers. Added bonus – it all can be made two days in advance. Perfect dessert for a special occasion like an anniversary or Valentine’s Day or simply a date night. It’s portion control with decadence.

Chocolate Trifle For Valentines Day 341x1024 Chocolate Trifle For Two Recipe

If this dessert is not going to get you some extra kisses from your special someone – then I don’t know what can.

mousse and cake trifle Chocolate Trifle For Two Recipe

Chocolate Trifle For Two Recipe

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 2 servings

Chocolate Trifle For Two - chocolate cake drizzled with rum, topped with chocolate mousse and whipped cream. One amazing dessert.


    for the cupcakes/mini cakes:
  1. 5 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  2. 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  3. 3 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 1/8 tsp baking soda
  5. 1/4 tsp baking powder
  6. 1/16 tsp ( a dash ) salt
  7. 3 Tbsp cold water
  8. 2 Tbsp canola oil
  9. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 1/4 tsp white vinegar
  11. for the mousse:
  12. 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's)
  13. 2 and 1/2 Tbsp hot water
  14. 3,5oz. semi-sweet chocolate (I used Hershey's Special Dark)
  15. 3/4 c cold heavy whipping cream
  16. 2 and 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  17. dash of salt
  18. for the whipped cream:
  19. 1/2 c cold heavy whipping cream
  20. 2 tsp granulated sugar
  21. dash of salt
  22. additional:
  23. 2 tsp rum
  24. chocolate shavings


    for the cupcakes/mini cakes:
  1. Line two cavities of your cupcake pan with liners or grease two 4oz. ramekins. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients ( flour, sugar, cocoa powder, soda, baking powder and salt ). Set aside.
  4. In a small measuring cup, stir together water, oil, vanilla and vinegar. Add to dry ingredients and stir.
  5. Divide into two liners. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of each cupcake comes out clean. Cool completely.
  6. to make the mousse:
  7. In a small bowl, mix together cocoa powder and hot water. Set aside to cool slightly.
  8. In a double boiler, melt chocolate. Cool 3 to 5 minutes.
  9. In a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer, whip cream, sugar and salt at medium speed. Whip for 30 seconds. It should slightly thicken. Increase the speed to high and whip the cream until soft peaks form. It should happen quite fast ( 20 to 30 seconds ) so do not walk away. Set aside.
  10. Whisk cocoa powder mixture with melted chocolate until smooth. At first it will look like your chocolate seized but keep whisking. It will come back together and be smooth.
  11. With whisk, fold in 1/3 of the whipped cream into chocolate mixture to lighten it. Switch to a rubber spatula and gently fold in the rest of the whipped cream, until no streaks remain. It is important or the mousse won't set right.
  12. to make the whipped cream:
  13. Place cream in a medium mixing bowl. Add sugar and salt and whip for 30 seconds. It will slightly thicken. Increase the speed to high and whip until stiff peaks form, about 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside.
  14. assembly:
  15. Crumble the cooled cupcakes. Spoon the crumbs into the bottom of your serving glasses.
  16. Drizzle with rum, one teaspoon per glass.
  17. Spoon the mousse, dividing equally among the glasses.
  18. Top with whipped cream and smooth out with the back of a spoon.
  19. Clean any smudges on the glasses.
  20. Garnish with chocolate shavings.
  21. Chill until ready to serve or up to 2 days.


Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin
 Chocolate Trifle For Two Recipe

pixel Chocolate Trifle For Two Recipe

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    My knees ARE definitely weak! Love this dessert recipe for two, Anna. And, I am going to make it this weekend. I’m not even waiting for V-Day. (Major chocolate cravings have kicked in.) Because this is so easy, and can be made up to two days in advance, makes this recipe stellar! Thank you for sharing. :) Already pinned!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Please, let me know what you think! Thank you so much, Stacy!

  • Kate@Diethood

    BAM! Hot daaaayum! This is SOOO my kinda dessert. And I’ll take both of those for me! buahahaha :-)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I like your thinking, Kate! lol

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    I’m sure Jason will give me a million extra kisses when I make this for him!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      You simply must! Thanks, Chung-Ah!

  • the wicked noodle

    You have definitely outdone yourself! I love when two great recipes can come together and make something even better!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      You are so sweet! Thank you!!

  • Emily @ Life on Food

    Desserts for two are just what my husband and I need. Brings more variety to our dessert scene which is always a good thing. Keep them coming!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yes! Thanks, Emily!

  • Aimee Shugarman

    What a beautiful Valentine’s treat for two!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Aimee!

  • Curry and Comfort

    You know I love trifles… this looks amazing. Count me in for two of these lovelies. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Ramona! :)

  • Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    I love that it only makes two! I definitely don’t need a whole big batch of these (though I would happily eat them all!)