5 from 1 vote
Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Trifle Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Chill Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

A healthy, gluten-free twist on the traditional English dessert made with seasonal fruit, sponge cake, and custard or whipped cream.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 719 kcal
Author: Natalia Mantur
For the chocolate brownies:
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon millet flour
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free oat flour
  • 1 tablespoon potato starch
  • 4 large eggs
For the orange jellies:
  • cup water
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons powdered gelatin
  • Juice and zest of 3 oranges
  • 2 oranges peeled and sliced into ¼-inch slices
For the topping:
  • cups cold heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ounces dark chocolate finely chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with gluten-free nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Put the chocolate and butter into a large bowl and place over a pan of simmering water, stirring regularly, until melted. Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate and stir well to combine. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl, then pour into the batter and mix until you have a silky consistency.
  3. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. While the brownies are baking, make the orange jellies. Place the water and sugar in a saucepan over low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the gelatin and stir until dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the orange juice and zest. Pour into 6 individual trifle dishes or dessert glasses, add orange slices, and place in the fridge until set, about 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, place a mixing bowl in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  6. Cut the cooled brownies into small squares and add them to the trifle dishes.
  7. Pour the heavy cream into the chilled mixing bowl. Using an electric hand mixer, beat the cream. When the cream starts to thicken, add the sugar. Beat until soft peaks form and the cream is just thick enough to hold its shape.
  8. Add the whipped cream to the trifle and top with dark chocolate shavings. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Trifle Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 719 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Fat 58g89%
Saturated Fat 34g170%
Cholesterol 232mg77%
Sodium 81mg3%
Potassium 418mg12%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1605IU32%
Vitamin C 23.6mg29%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.