Chocolate Tiramisu Trifle with Ganache

Desserts Served in Wine Glasses: Part I

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Having sweet tooth?

Try these individual servings of mouthwatering, decadent  Tiramisu Trifle made with double chocolate cupcakes, coffee cakes, coffee Mascarpone cheese, tiramisu wafers, chocolate ganache, then dusted with cocoa.   It will definitely satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.  Promise.

Allow me to brag about these wicked trifles that were actually made with dark chocolates and not overly sweet for anyone’s taste buds.  I am so excited to blog about them.   Juliet, a dear friend of mine, reminded me about this forgotten dessert served in wine glasses that I made for my birthday party.  I could not recall what she was referring to except this particular dessert and the refreshing dessert that everyone raved for their lightness and deliciousness.  I recalled the guests wanted more, but I ran out.  They raved of how good they were.  I planned on blogging about them and here’s the first one.  I decided to make them for my children’s snack after school today and for my husband’s dessert tonight.  I haven’t made these in years.  I only make them in special occasions, but tonight is an exception.

It just so happened that my husband brought home some mini coffee cakes that were perfect for the Tiramisu trifle instead of the vanilla cake.  He’s been having sweet tooth lately and he can’t be stopped.  This dessert was perfect since he loves coffee and chocolates.  I bought some Mascarpone cheese the other day, so let’s make them. 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream; divided
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolates chips
  • 3 pieces double chocolate cupcakes (coarsely crumbled)
  • 3 pieces coffee mini cakes
  • Tiramisu flavored wafers (coarsely crumbled)
  • 4 oz. Mascarpone cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coffee extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • Fresh brewed coffee

Preparation Methods:

Note:  You will need 3 small wine glasses.

  • Heat a pot of water over very low heat.  Place the double boiler on top and add 1/2 cup of cream and butter.  When the cream is hot and the butter melted, add the chocolate chips.  Stir until the chocolates are melted.   Or, you can also just boil the cream and pour in a heatproof bowl with the chips and slowly stir until the chocolates are melted.   Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer, add the remaining cream.  Whip until soft peaks form.  Add the coffee extract and sugar.  Beat in high speed until  stiff, but not too stiff. Add the Mascarpone cheese and powdered sugar.  Beat in slow speed until well combined about 10 to 15 seconds.  Set aside.
  • Arrange and layer crumbled coffee cake at the bottom of the glass.  Slightly drizzle with freshly brewed coffee.  Add a small amount of chocolate ganache, then Mascarpone cheese mixture, tiramisu wafers cookie crumbs, chocolate cupcakes and add another layer of the whipped Mascarpone cheese.  Dust with cocoa.  Add a small amount of chocolate ganache on top and garnish with 1 tiramisu wafer.  You can also add some coffee beans for added crunch if you so desire.

The Verdict:

I dislike desserts that are overly sweet.  The trifles were perfect.  You can add more sugar before whipping the cream if you prefer a sweeter cream mixture. You can make them ahead of time and place them in the refrigerator until your guests arrived.  Make sure the double chocolate cupcake crumbs are slightly drizzled with freshly brewed coffee before you  completely covered it with the Mascarpone cheese mixture.  However, do not overdo it with the coffee or it will be soggy.   For leftover chocolate ganache, save it and whip it for a delicious cupcake frosting or spread.  

Now, devour!  Oh, yes!  I know you want to.  🙂

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