Decadent Chocolate Strawberry Trifle

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Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep
1 hr
Cook
20 mins

This is a spectacular, decadent dessert. This is very similar to the English Truffle except that it is done with a wonderful chocolate mouse, Chocolate Genoise cake, strawberries, raspberry jam and a splash of brandy. This recipe needs chilling time, so plan on plenty of time to play

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Note: This recipe needs to be assembled 8 - 24 hours ahead of time.
  2. Chocolate Genoise: Add eggs to a bowl and beat for 5 minutes. Add slowly, 1 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat well. Fold in the sifted flour and cocoa powder. Fold the melted butter in, a little at a time.
  3. Butter and flour a 8" square pan. Pour the batter into pan and bake at 350 oven for 20 minutes. Cool and cut into small pieces. Set aside the chocolate genoise.
  4. Mousse: In a food processor, blend chocolate chips with 1/3 cup hot coffee. (Note: the coffee needs to be hot enough to melt the chocolate chips) Add 3 egg yolks, one at a time, then add 1/4 cup brady; blend well.
  5. With a mix master, beat egg whites until stiff and fold them into chocolate mixture. Set aside the mousse.
  6. Whipping Cream: Whip the whipping cream and set aside.
  7. To Assemble: In a large glass bowl, layer the chocolate genoise pieces. Sprinkle with a little brandy. Dot the jam over the chocolate cake; then sprinkle the strawberries over the mixture, then chocolate mousse, finishing up with the whipping cream.
  8. Repeat sequence, ending with the last of the cake and top with the last of the whipping cream.
  9. Garnish with chocolate curls or grated chocolate. Chill.