I firmly believe that despite our flaws, the United States of America is still the greatest nation on the planet. I love celebrating the Fourth of July, and I’m not ashamed to say I love my country! As the fourth approaches, I have been thinking a lot about sharing some great recipe ideas with you all. I really wanted to create something great to end your holiday barbecue as you settle in to watch
fireworks light up the sky. What better way to celebrate America’s birthday than with this show stopping and impressive White Chocolate Mousse Holiday Trifle?
Trifle is a really fun and easy dessert to assemble. (And I think you’ll find it even more fun to eat!) I created this trifle to show love of country and love of food. The base layer is made of Red Velvet cake with sliced strawberries sprinkled in. Next, a creamy, fluffy layer of white chocolate mousse is generously applied over the layer of cake. Then the mousse is topped with fresh blueberries. Repeat the layers one more time in that order finishing off with a few whole strawberries in the center just to make it look extra pretty. Sparkler is optional, but how fun would it be to present this dessert to your guests with one lit on top! What a fun way to get everyone psyched up for fireworks!
I really love fireworks, don’t you? If I had a bunch of money to blow I’d buy tons every year and put on my own show. Dead serious. Now that I live in the desert the public is limited as to the types of fireworks we can purchase, so I usually like to go to a public fireworks display somewhere in town. What’s your favorite part of celebrating the Fourth of July? Parades? Parties? Food? Fireworks? It’s all good! And so is this recipe, I hope you try it and let me know what you think!
Featuring white chocolate mousse, fresh strawberries, blueberries and red velvet cake mix. A show stopping dessert to impress your guests at your next celebrate America party!
- 8 oz of white chocolate chips or white baking chocolate
- 2 and 1/2 cups of heavy cream
- 1 box of red velvet cake mix
- 3 large eggs
- 1 and 1/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 lb of fresh strawberries, sliced (save three whole as a garnish)
- 24 oz (1.5 lbs) of fresh blueberries
- Bake red velvet cake mix according to directions.
- While the cake is baking, place the white chocolate chips into a medium mixing bowl. Heat 1/2 cup of heavy cream in a small sauce pot over medium high heat stirring constantly until it reaches a simmer. Remove from heat and pour over the white chocolate chips. Stir gently until all the chips are melted and smooth. Place in the fridge to cool.
- Pour the remaining heavy cream into the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on medium for about 30 seconds then on high until soft peaks form. (Watch the mixer, this can go fast.)
- When the chocolate mixture is cooled, whisk in about 1/3 of the whip cream into the bowl with the white chocolate mixture. Gently pour this mixture into the bowl of remaining whip cream. With a large spatula, gently FOLD the chocolate mixture into the whip cream, by running your spatula along the sides of the bowl holding the bowl at an angle. If you mix to rough, the mousse will deflate.
- When the cake is cooled, slice into 1 and 1/2 inch squares. Line the bottom of a trifle bowl with two layers of cake squares and slices of strawberry. Press down gently to squish just a bit. Add a layer of chocolate mousse to cover the cake/strawberries and then a single layer of blueberries on the mousse. Repeat with a single layer of cake squares/strawberries, then mousse again and a final layer of blueberries with the whole strawberries in the center. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour to allow the mousse to set up. Serve.
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
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