Coffee Mousse Trifles with Chocolate Cake Crumbs

Miriam Pascal Recipe By
  • Cooking and Prep: 30 m
  • Serves: 20
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If it’s hot in the sukkah, this is the dessert you want to be serving. It’s cool and refreshing, and just plain delicious.

Warning: If you let your family sample the crumbs off of the tray, there might not be any left! I am not exaggerating when I say that this is my favorite kitchen invention in recent memory! The crumbs have a yummy cake-y texture, but they take less than ten minutes to make. What else can you think of using them for? I’m thinking as an ice cream topper!


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Ingredients (10)


Cake Crumbs

Start Cooking

Prepare the Mousse

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, using a whisk attachment, beat non-dairy whipped topping on high speed until stiff. Remove from the mixer bowl and set aside. There is no need to wash the mixer bowl before continuing.

  2. Add cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla, and coffee to the mixer bowl and beat until smooth. Add confectioners’ sugar and beat until combined.

  3. Remove bowl from mixer and use a rubber spatula to gently fold in the reserved whipped topping. Do not overmix. Place the mousse in the fridge to chill while you prepare the crumbs.

Prepare the Crumbs

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with Gefen Easy Baking Parchment Paper and set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and crumble until it forms crumbs. Spread the crumbs in a single layer on the prepared cookie sheet.

  3. Bake for seven to eight minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven and set aside to cool before assembling trifles.

To Assemble

  1. Layer crumbs and mousse in small cups.

  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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5 / 5 stars of 3 total reviews
  • fraidy rubin

    Coffee Mousse Trifles with Chocolate Cake Crumbs

    Beautiful and yum

    Everyone loved it was a hit
    Posted by Frubin |May 28, 2019
  • Chaviva Berman

    Coffee Mousse Trifles with Chocolate Cake Crumbs

    Excellent !

    the name sounds complicated, but it's actually quick and simple. Delicious, nice, to look at, and a general crowed pleaser (even my siblings who said that they don't like mocha- liked this). Just make sure to put it in rather small serving cups because it rich and sweet. P.S. I divided the mousse part in half and added 400g of melted chocolate to half of it ; if you do that, make sure to put the chocolate part is on the bottom because it will be denser and heavier. Another option is to divide it into three- one part coffee, one part chocolate, one part plain whipped cream. That makes it not only an array of flavors, it also makes it look more professional.
    Posted by Mami94 |October 4, 2018
  • Esther

    Coffee Mousse Trifles with Chocolate Cake Crumbs

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