Chocolate Mousse Trifle Recipe Made with Chocolate Wine

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I am a huge fan of Chocolate Mousse.  I have been, ever since I was introduced to it when I was 9 or 10.  Whenever I'm looking for something decadent and elegant, I think about mousse.  This is a modern twist on the traditional Chocolate Mousse, as it has the added mystery ingredient of ChocolatRouge chocolate wine!

Chocolate Mousse Trifle Recipe

Serve with ChocolatRouge Milk Chocolate wine, made from rich cream, red wine and natural chocolate flavors.

Sponge or Pound cake, cut into pieces that fit neatly into cups
Raspberries (optional)

Simple Syrup Ingredients:

  • 1/4     cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4     cup water
  • 1/2     cup chocolate wine, such as ChocolatRouge Cream

Chocolate Mousse Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 12     ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1     teaspoon vanilla

Whipped Cream Garnish:

  • 1/2cup heavy cream
  • 1 TBSP Sugar

How to make the syrup:

Bring sugar and water to a boil in small saucepan, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Add wine and cook for about 5 more minutes or until syrup consistency. Let sit.

How to Make Chocolate Mousse:

Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside. Heat the cream until it‘s hot, but not boiling. Add the chopped chocolate.  Stir until the chocolate is melted.  Set in the ice water bath until cooled.  After this cools, beat with a mixer until stiff peaks form – about 5 minutes. 

How to Make Whipped Cream:

Chill bowl and beaters until they‘re cold.  Put the cream in the bowl, and beat until soft peaks form.  Sprinkle the sugar over the top, and continue beating until stiff peaks form. 

Helpful hint: I made the whipped cream first, then made the chocolate mousse.  Since they're both cream-based, it's totally fine!And I didn't have to wash them.  Win-win.

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To assemble:

Spread 1/3 of the mousse into bottom of 6 small cups (2 inches in diameter). Top mousse with cake and spoon on syrup. Add a few raspberries, some whipped cream, then another layer of mousse. Place remaining cake on top; spoon with remaining syrup. Add a couple more raspberries, then mousse. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for several hours.

When ready to serve, whip cream with sugar. Top trifle cups with the whipped cream, and add a raspberry for garnish.

Here are a bunch of other great Valentine's Day themed recipes to peruse.

About Greta Brinkley

Greta is a newly minted 30 year old, originally from the West Coast. Now living in the Midwest, she loves hockey, sparkles, nail polish, and bright colors. She also cannot resist anything that has peanut butter and chocolate together. And she hates filling out bios. Yep.


  1. I could totally eat that!  Not sure about making it, but would eat it.

  2. I love new dessert recipes! 

  3. Oh my! This looks so so delish! I love chocolate mousse!

  4. Come over and make me some. It looks so delicious!!!

  5. Yum! I didn’t know there was chocolate wine. Where do you find that?
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  6. Oooooh man, that looks delicious!  I'm pinning it now!

  7. That looks really yummy! I will be right over!

  8. This chocolate trifle looks lovely!  I am going to have to try it soon!

  9. That does look tempting!

  10. You even made your own whip cream? You rock! I didn’t realize there was a thing such as chocolate wine. Of course now I have to check it out!!
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  11. Oh my goodness – this looks DELICIOUS… and not that hard either.  Although, yeah, I'd probably go the lazy way and buy whipped cream!

  12. Chocolate Mousse is one of my very favorite recipes. I always make it straight out of a box though. Ha! I should totally try this recipe next time. 

  13. This looks incredibly tempting…yum!

  14. Raspberries and chocolate is such a good combination!

  15. This looks so decadent!  Wonderful for Valentine's Day!

  16. I love chocolate and this would be perfect!

  17. I LOVE trifles!  My mom used to make a "Death By Chocolate" one that was yummy.  I needed an excuse to replace my broken trifle dish and I think your recipe is it! :)

  18. I really want to make this recipe for valentines day! 

  19. Yum! This looks so good. I must confess I'm a chocolate love across the board.

  20. sheila ressel says:

    This look soo good! and so fancy. I’m sure the hubby would love for me to make him this.

  21. Robin Wilson says:

    I had no idea about chocolate wine but I am all for it! This looks absolutely beautiful and sounds yummy! How refreshing after all of the heavy pies and cakes of the holidays!

  22. Missy Marie says:

    Yummy! I love mousse! Will pin this for later:)

  23. I never would have thought to add chocolate wine. Never even heard of it, but I’m sure I’d like it.


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