Trifle recipe – Easy desserts – Valentines desserts

Updated on January 16, 2019

To my mind, Valentine desserts should be as easy as possible, but delicious and indulgent. This trifle dessert for two has it all! Trifle is one of the layered desserts that looks beautiful with 3 different mascarpone cream types made easy.

Our version of Valentines dessert for two is made with cherries, chocolate, chai spices and lady fingers. If you love no bake recipes, you should definitely try this trifle recipe!

Triffle sessert in a glass on a black table

Mascarpone dessert – trifle in glass

Preparing Valentine day recipes, I actually decided to have rich mascarpone cream, combined with sour cherries, soft savoiardi and chai spices for dessert. I love the idea of no bake layered desserts, served in glasses. Whats great, you can prepare this as one of your planned Valentine treats the day before. This mascarpone dessert should be served chilled, right from the fridge.

Triffle sessert in a glass on a black table

Moreover, you don’t need to wait when the layers will set, as this trifle dessert is ready in just 10 minutes. You will need to take your time to place all the layers carefully in glasses. You can use piping bag for mousse and cooking pincers for cherries. However, if you are using a tea spoon to layer the dessert, be sure to clean the insides of the glass after each layer. Your Valentines desserts should look stunning, no matter what equipment you use!

Triffle sessert in a glass on a black table

Why to choose easy Valentines desserts

Anyway, if you choose easy Valentines desserts, such as this, you will have plenty of time to prepare the dinner or plan the date night! By the way, you may also consider our sexy poached pear for dessert, as it doesn’t require baking and is easy to make too.

I used chocolate chai spice mix for this recipe, but you can easily substitute it to sweetened chocolate powder and cinnamon.

Hope you enjoy the recipe! If you like desserts in glasses you can check also our Orange Panna Cotta, Chia mango pudding and Coffee panna cotta. If you want to prepare No Bake cake, you can use our recipes for Strawberry tiramisu or No Bake White chocolate mousse cake, which are great mascarpone desserts to make!

We also have 2 beautiful, healthy and easy strawberry desserts for Valentines day or any other special occasion! Check our layered strawberry dessert in glass or strawberry desserts with beautiful chocolate decoration.

Trifle dessert in a glass on a black table

Valentines day - Easy desserts - Trifle recipe

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5 from 4 votes
To my mind, Valentine desserts should be as easy as possible, but delicious and indulgent. This trifle dessert for two has it all!
Prep Time 25 mins
Chilling time 30 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 2
Calories 1305 kcal

Equipment

  • 2 400 ml / 13.5 fl oz glasses or 4 x 200 ml / 6.8 fl oz glasses
  • 3 mixing bowls
  • a double boiler a pot with water and a heat proof bowl to place on top
  • hand or stand mixer with whisk attachment




Ingredients
 
 

  • 3 savoiardi (lady fingers)
  • 1 handful cherries defrosted
  • 1 handful chocolate chips for melting
  • 300 g Mascarpone
  • 300 g heavy cream
  • 2 tsp confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsp sweetened chocolate chai latte (see notes)
  • 1/2 lemon juiced



Instructions
 

  • Whip heavy cream with sugar. Add lemon juice.
    300 g heavy cream, 1/2 lemon, 2 tsp confectioners sugar
  • Gently fold Mascarpone cream into whipped cream. Divide the cream into 3 bowls: leave approx. 1/2 aside. The other half divide to 1 small bowl (approx. 6 tbsp) and 1 bigger.
    300 g Mascarpone
  • Add 4 tbsp of defrosted cherries and 4 tbsp of cherry juice (from defrosting) to the smallest bowl. Combine together.
    1 handful cherries
  • For the chocolate layer add 2 tbsp chocolate chai into the second bowl with cream, combine together.
    2 tbsp sweetened chocolate chai latte
  • Melt the chocolate on a double boiler. Dip 2 lady finger cookies into the chocolate and then them cool aside.
    1 handful chocolate chips, 3 savoiardi (lady fingers)
  • Prepare 2 glasses. Cut 1 savoiardi into smaller pieces and divide in two glasses.
    3 savoiardi (lady fingers)
  • Next, add half of the white cream, that you left aside.
  • Next, place cherries an cover with cherry mousse.
  • Next, chocolate - brown layer.
  • Next, white layer, use the icing tip to decorate the top of the glasses.
  • Insert ladyfinger with chocolate on top. Chill and serve.
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Notes

*Instead of 2 tbsp chocolate chai latte, you can use mix of 1 tbsp chocolate powder, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp cardamom, 1 tsp confectioners sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Valentines day - Easy desserts - Trifle recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
1305
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
125
g
192
%
Saturated Fat
 
78
g
488
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
17
g
Cholesterol
 
392
mg
131
%
Sodium
 
167
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
251
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
29
g
10
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
16
g
32
%
Vitamin A
 
4436
IU
89
%
Vitamin C
 
7
mg
8
%
Calcium
 
363
mg
36
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Christmas, easy, no bake, Valentines day, vegetarian

Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    This is such a great dessert recipe. So easy, so fun, and actually pretty customizable too! Totally would work great as a Valentines Day dessert. 🙂

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