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Chocolate Chestnut and Raspberry Trifle in a large glass dish with fruit in smaller dish in background
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Vegan Chocolate Chestnut & Raspberry Trifle

A delicious and decadent dessert treat made with chocolate brownies, chestnut puree and tangy raspberries.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chilling time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Christmas
Keyword: dessert, trifle, vegan
Servings: 9
Author: Louise-Claire Cayzer


For the Brownie layer

  • 6-8 squares leftover Brownies (about 300g) we use Vanessa's Brownie recipe. You could substitute other brownies or cake, but why not make extra brownies to take to someone as a gift

For the Raspberry Layer

  • 400 g fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 3 tablespoon castor sugar
  • 4 tablespoon Gran Marnier or other orange liquor

For the Chestnut Mousse Layer

  • 400g chestnut purree I buy this in ready made packs from the supermarket. You can also get it in tins
  • 200g good quality dark/vegan cooking chocolate if you want it extra chocolatey use 400g
  • 3 tablespoon agave or maple syrup or coconut nectar or use sugar that has been dissolved
  • 4-5 tablespoon coconut milk the kind you drink.

For the Coconut Creme Layer


For the Raspberry Layer

  • Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and cook gently until the rasperries are soft and the sugar is dissolved.  Set Aside.

For the Chestnut Mousse Layer

  • Either microwave the chocolate, or melt it gently in a bowl over a saucepan of hot water. Stir so it melts evenly
  • In a food processor or with a whisk, whip the chestnut puree, coconut milk & syrup so it forms a soft mousse.
  • Whip the chocolate into the chestnut mousse so it is all combined and smooth. 

For the Coconut Cream layer

  • Remove the coconut tins from the fridge and scoop out the cold cream that has separated, discarding the 'water'
  • Whip together with the icing sugar until smooth and creamy with soft peaks.

To Assemble

  • In a large clear bowl first add a layer of the brownies. Sprinkle with some extra Gran Marnier if you like!
  • Add the layer of raspberries 
  • Add the layer of chestnut mouse, smoothing it out
  • Add the layer of whipped coconut cream, smoothing it out
  • Decorate with berries in pretty patterns. 
  • Pop in the fridge for at least ½ hour or until it's time to bring it to the table!