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Chocolate Trifle With Strawberries

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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

  • 1. See recipe for quick chocolate mousse.
  • 2. Use cherries and/or other berries instead of strawberries.

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