White Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

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This decadent White Chocolate Raspberry Trifle has layers of white chocolate ganache, white chocolate mousse, pound cake, fresh raspberries and a whipped cream topping! It’s the best trifle to indulge in on special occasions.

Looking for more trifle ideas? My Mixed Berry Trifle recipe is always a hit!

A Raspberry Trifle Topped with White Chocolate Chunks and Fresh Berries

A Festive Trifle Perfect for Celebrations

With layers upon layers of white chocolate raspberry goodness, this homemade trifle makes a delicious treat. There’s no baking required and it’s easy to prepare. This trifle is like a deconstructed white chocolate raspberry cake!

You can also use dark or milk chocolate for your trifle if you’d prefer. And you can substitute the raspberries for strawberries or another fruit. With this flexible recipe, you can make a dessert that’s perfect for your family.

A Scoop of Raspberry Trifle in a Single-Serving Glass Next to Two Berries and Two Pieces of Chocolate

What I Love About This Recipe

My favorite thing about this trifle is how easy it is to make and customize. But I also love how easy it is to decorate! I like to make it in a clear trifle dish so all the beautiful layers are visible. Once it’s topped with raspberries and shaved white chocolate, it’ll be the most gourmet dessert on the table. It basically decorates itself!

A Three-Layer White Chocolate Raspberry Trifle with Chocolate Shavings on Top

Trifle Ingredients

Heavy whipping cream is used in the ganache, the mousse and the whipped cream topping. Other than that, you just need a few simple ingredients to make this trifle happen.

For the White Chocolate Ganache

  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • White Chocolate

For the White Chocolate Mousse

  • White Chocolate
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: Use cold heavy whipping cream for the chocolate mousse.
  • Mascarpone Cheese: You want it to be cool, but not cold when working with it. If it gets too warm, it can get watery and be hard to fix.
  • Powdered Sugar

Additional Ingredients

  • Pound Cake: Cut your pound cake into cubes.
  • Raspberries

For the Whipped Cream Topping

  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Powdered Sugar: This stabilizes the whipped cream so it doesn’t wilt.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Raspberries
  • White Chocolate: Add more raspberries and white chocolate to finish off your trifle!

A White Chocolate Raspberry Trifle in a Clear Dish on Top of a Cloth Napkin

How to Make White Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

Each component of this trifle comes together super quickly and easily. You just have to make the ganache, the mousse, the whipped cream topping and put it all together.

Make the Ganache

  1. Heat Cream & Add Chocolate: Heat the heavy cream until it just starts to boil, then pour it over the white chocolate chips. Cover with clear wrap for 3-4 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Sometimes the white chocolate doesn’t completely melt. If that happens, microwave white chocolate mixture in 10 second increments, stirring well between each increment, until smooth.
  2. Let Cool: Set aside to cool to about room temperature.

Make the Mousse

  1. Heat Cream & Chocolate: Heat 1/2 cup of heavy cream until it just starts to boil, then pour it over the white chocolate chips. Cover with clear wrap for 3-4 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Microwave in 10 second increments, if needed, stirring after each round. Once smooth, set aside to cool to about room temperature.
  2. Whip Cheese: Add the mascarpone cheese to a large mixer bowl and whip just until smooth. Don’t overmix or it can thin out your mascarpone cheese and make it watery.
  3. Add Remaining Cream & Powdered Sugar: Slowly pour in the remaining 1 1/2 cups of the heavy whipping cream. Allow it to incorporate with the cheese slowly so that it doesn’t end up lumpy. Once all is combined, add the powdered sugar. Turn up speed to high and whip to stiff peaks.
  4. Fold into Cream & Chocolate Mixture: Carefully fold about 1/3 of the whipped cream into the cooled white chocolate mixture until combined. Gently fold in the remaining whipped cream until well combined.

Assemble the Trifle

  1. Layer Pound Cake: Add about half of the pound cake cubes to the bottom of the trifle dish in an even layer.
  2. Add Ganache: Drizzle about half of the white chocolate ganache over the pound cake and spread evenly.
  3. Layer Raspberries: Add about half of the raspberries, spreading them out evenly.
  4. Add Mousse: Spread about half of the white chocolate mousse into an even layer over the raspberries.
  5. Continue Layering: Repeat another layer of pound cake, white chocolate ganache, raspberries and the remaining white chocolate mousse.
  6. Make Whipped Cream: To decorate the top, make the whipped cream topping. Add all ingredients to a large mixer bowl fitted with the whisk attachment and whip until stiff peaks form.
  7. Add Toppings: Pipe swirls of whipped cream around the top of the trifle and finish it off with additional raspberries, white chocolate pieces and white chocolate shavings.
  8. Store or Serve: Refrigerate trifle until you’re ready to serve it.

Tips for the Best Berry Trifle

  • Add More Toppings: Feel free to add ingredients to this trifle as you wish, whether it’s on the top or in the berry layers. Blueberries and sliced almonds are two of my favorite additions.
  • Make Individual Servings: Don’t have a trifle dish? You can layer this dessert into individual glasses instead!
  • Use Homemade Whipped Cream: If you’re tempted to use cool whip instead of making your own whipped cream, you’ll be missing out big time. This whipped topping comes together in minutes and tastes so much better that any store-bought alternative! Need more info before you dive in? Check out my post on how to make whipped cream.

A White Chocolate Raspberry Trifle Next to a Bowl of Raspberries, Seen from Above

How to Store Leftovers

This trifle should be kept well-covered in the fridge. You can store it right in the trifle dish by covering it tightly with plastic wrap. Enjoy your leftover white chocolate raspberry trifle within 3 days.

Can You Freeze Trifle?

I don’t recommend storing this trifle in the freezer. Once you freeze fruit, it releases a ton of liquid as it thaws, which would ruin your trifle. If this dessert yields too many servings for your needs, you can divide each ingredient by half and make 5-6 servings instead.

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A Three-Layer White Chocolate Raspberry Trifle with Chocolate Shavings on Top
Recipe

White Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This decadent White Chocolate Raspberry Trifle has layers of white chocolate ganache, white chocolate mousse, pound cake, fresh raspberries and a whipped cream topping! It’s the best trifle to indulge in on special occasions.


Scale

Ingredients

For the White Chocolate Ganache

  • 6 tbsp (90ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz (225g) white chocolate

For the White Chocolate Mousse

  • 12 ounces (338g) white chocolate
  • 2 cups (480ml) heavy whipping cream, cold, divided
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese*
  • 1 cup (115g) powdered sugar

Additional Ingredients

  • 15 oz pound cake, cut into cubes
  • 9 oz raspberries

For the Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup (29g) powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Raspberries, for decorating
  • White chocolate, for decorating

Instructions

White Chocolate Ganache

  1. Heat the heavy cream until it just starts to boil, then pour over the white chocolate chips. Cover with clear wrap for 3-4 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Sometimes the white chocolate doesn’t completely melt. If that happens, microwave white chocolate mixture in 10 second increments, stirring well between each increment, until smooth.
  2. Set aside to cool to about room temperature.

White Chocolate Mousse

  1. Heat 1/2 cup heavy cream until it just starts to boil, then pour over the white chocolate chips. Cover with clear wrap for 3-4 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Set aside to cool to about room temperature.
  2. Add the mascarpone cheese to a large mixer bowl and whip just until smooth. Don’t over mix or it can thin out your mascarpone cheese and make it watery.
  3. Slowly pour in the remaining 1 1/2 cups of the heavy whipping cream, allow it to incorporate with the cheese slowly so that it doesn’t end up lumpy.
  4. Once all is combined, add the powdered sugar. Turn up speed to high and whip to stiff peaks.
  5. Carefully fold about 1/3 of the whipped cream into the cooled white chocolate mixture until combined.
  6. Gently fold in the remaining whipped cream until well combined.

Assembly

  1. Add about half of the pound cake cubes to the bottom of the trifle dish in an even layer.
  2. Drizzle about half of the white chocolate ganache over the pound cake and spread evenly.
  3. Add about half of the raspberries, spreading them out evenly.
  4. Spread about half of the white chocolate mousse into an even layer over the raspberries.
  5. Repeat another layer of pound cake, white chocolate ganache, raspberries and the remaining white chocolate mousse.
  6. To decorate the top, make the whipped cream topping. Add all ingredients to a large mixer bowl fitted with the whisk attachment and whip until stiff peaks form.
  7. Pipe swirls of whipped cream around the top of the trifle and finish it off with additional raspberries, white chocolate pieces and white chocolate shavings.
  8. Refrigerate trifle until ready to serve. Best if eaten within 2-3 days.

Notes

Your mascarpone cheese should be cool, but not cold. If it gets too warm, it can get watery.

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