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Easy Chocolate Trifle

"Looking for a dessert to feed a crowd? This simple, yet elegant, trifle makes enough for 18 people."
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50 m servings
Original recipe yields 18 servings

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  1. Prepare cake batter and bake in 13x9-inch baking pan as directed on package. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes.
  2. Add milk to dry pudding mix in medium bowl. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended.
  3. Layer half each of the cake cubes, pudding, whipped topping and crushed chocolate bars in large glass trifle bowl. Repeat all layers. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • Size It Up
  • Looking for a dessert to feed a crowd? This simple, yet elegant, trifle makes enough for 18 people.
  • Variation
  • Prepare as directed, using fat free milk, JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Reduced Calorie Pudding & Pie Filling and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.


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This makes a wonderful presentation. It is very sweet. Found you needed 12 oz. size of cool whip.

For a decadent adult version of this, drizzle Kahlua on the chocolate cake layer! I have been doing this for years and it's definately a hit.

I make the pudding with only 3 cups of milk and then stir in 1/3 cup of Kahlua for a more "adult" flavor.

When my in-laws popped in unexpectedly, this was a life saver. I had seen this dessert brought to potlucks, but had never made one myself until the other night. It is so easy to put together, bu...

in a pinch i used chocolate angel food cake- everyone loved it!

This is an excellent Dessert. We have a group of friends and we take turns with Pot Luck Dinners. They insist that I bring this every time.


I'm not sure Kahlua would have improved this. I made it for Christmas Day dessert. My kids (boys 16 & 19) actually fought over it! Forget the rare prime rib I fixed, this was their choice. H...

Fastastic - I drizzled mine with coffee flavored liqueor, but I cant say we noticed a huge difference with that. Going to try it again this weekend using all the low fat goodies (skim milk, coo...