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Berry Chocolate Trifle

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 trifles 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american


Breaking trifle tradition with a chocolatey twist! Vanilla cake, chocolate custard, berries, and coconut cream. Simple vegan summer dessert!



Coconut Whipped Cream

  • 1 can coconut cream, chilled at least 24 hours
  • 1 tbsp agave or maple syrup 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Custard

  • 2 cups (240g) almond milk
  • 1/3 cup (50g) coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp (22g) arrowroot
  • 1/3 cup (35g) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Bake the cake, chill overnight, then cut into 1” cubes*.
  2. Prepare the custard: Whisk together coconut sugar, arrowroot, cocoa powder, and salt in a medium saucepan. Add almond milk and whisk to combine. Heat on medium, whisking frequently, until it begins to boil. Boil 2-3 minutes, whisking constantly until thickened. Remove from heat, transfer to a glass bowl, place a piece of plastic wrap on top touching the top surface of the custard. Refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours).
  3. Prepare the coconut whipped cream: Scoop out the solid part from the can of coconut cream. Whip with a hand beater until smooth and fluffy. Add sweetener and vanilla, whip until combined. If it gets too thin while mixing, refrigerate 30 minutes to re-thicken.
  4. Assemble the trifles: layer chunks of cake, chocolate custard, berries, whipped cream. Repeat until the dish(es) are filled to the top.
  5. Eat!


*You will have extra cake, you can only cube half of it and save the rest.


  • Serving Size: 1 trifle
  • Calories: 339
  • Sugar: 29g
  • Sodium: 318mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 4g

Keywords: gluten free, easy, summer, berries, dessert, dairy free, healthy, pudding, custard