Chocolate and Berry Trifle Cups

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Chocolate and Berry Trifle Cups
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1 ½ cups sugar
1.333 cups all-purpose flour
cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp Baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup strong brewed Coffee
¾ cup Buttermilk
6 Tbsps vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsps sugar
2 Tbsps Corn starch
2 Tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder
tsp salt
1 ½ cups Whole milk
½ cup heavy cream
cup good-quality Milk chocolate (chopped)
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 cups fresh Raspberries
6 cups fresh Blueberries
Milk chocolate (shavings for garnish)
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Preparation steps

For the brownies: In a large bowl, sift together the first 6 ingredients. Add the coffee, buttermilk, eggs, oil and vanilla and mix until just combined. Transfer the batter to a parchment-lined baking pan (I did not do this, as evidenced by the above picture). Bake at 325?F for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool and then cut the cake into 2-inch pieces.
For the chocolate pudding: Whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt in a large saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk and cream (if using). Bring to a boil over moderate heat, whisking constantly. Boil until mixture thickens, about 2 minutes — it will get thick very quickly. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate and vanilla quickly. Continue whisking until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and chill, placing a piece of plastic wrap directly on the pudding to prevent a skin from forming (unless you like pudding skin, then just wrap the bowl itself). Chill until cold, at least 2 hours.
To Assemble the trifle: Get out eight small serving cups (approx 8-oz). Place cake pieces, a bit of raspberries and blueberries at the bottom of each serving cup. Spoon chocolate pudding on top, spreading it into any spaces in the cake layer and smoothing the top so that it is as flat as possible. Continue on with the second layer of cake pieces, berries and pudding. For the third top layer, sprinkle only pieces of cake and berries and then garnish with shaved milk chocolate.