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Chocolate Trifle With Strawberries

What You'll Need


CAKE

3 cups all-purpose gluten free flour

½ cup date or coconut sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp sea salt

6 Tbsp cacao powder

4 Tbsp ground flax seed

4 tsp vanilla extract

4 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 cup raisins

2 cups cold water

TOPPINGS

8 cups fresh or thawed strawberries

4 cups quick chocolate mousse


How to Make It


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2 In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cacao powder, ground flax seed and salt.

3 In a blender, add the water and raisins and blend until smooth.

4 Pour the raisin-water mix into a separate bowl and combine with the vinegar, vanilla, and applesauce.

5 Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir with a whisk until well mixed.

6 Pour into a round baking dish lined with parchment paper.

7 Bake for 30 minutes.

8 Remove from the oven and let cool.

9 To assemble the trifle, begin by spreading a layer of chocolate mousse in the bottom of a trifle cake bowl, round bowl or personal size parfait cup.

10 Top the mousse with a layer of strawberries.

11 Next add a layer of cake. If using a personal parfait cup, you can use a round cookie cutter to cut the cake.

12 Repeat steps 9-11 until you fill the bowl or cup.

13 The last layer should be chocolate mousse and strawberries.

Cooking Tips

See recipe for quick chocolate mousse.

Use cherries and/or other berries instead of strawberries.

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