Rating: 4.63 stars
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

This is the most delightful chocolate dessert that you will ever taste!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut chocolate cake into large squares and place on a baking sheet or large baking dish (see Cook's Note). Pour coffee-flavored liqueur over cake and set aside. Prepare chocolate pudding with milk according to package directions.

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  • In large trifle bowl or other glass bowl, crumble half of liqueur-moistened cake. Top cake with half of chocolate pudding, half of crumbled candy bars, and one container of whipped topping. Repeat with remaining cake, pudding, candy bars, and Cool Whip®. Shave chocolate with a vegetable peeler for garnish; sprinkle over top of dessert. Keep refrigerated until serving.

Cook's Note:

You can use a 9x13-inch cake for this recipe as well, either made from scratch or from a mix.

Nutrition Facts

1114 calories; protein 14.4g; carbohydrates 144.8g; fat 47.2g; cholesterol 128.4mg; sodium 771.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (58)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Wow, I made this for a group of people from different parts of the globe. One man from Paris said he had never had anything like this in America, he said it was like an orgasm! I added fresh raspberries and only use 2 cups of milk for the pudding(vs 4 cups) this made it thicker. This is a must for any party, it looks and tastes great. Read More
(37)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
I hate to be the only negative reviewer, but I have to say that this recipe is only average. Easy to make and looks impressive in a trifle bowl, but truthfully, the overall taste is a bit unsophisticated. Also, the ingredients are too much to fit in a standard 3 qt trifle bowl. One package of pudding and 1 tub of cool whip would have been plenty. The best part was the kahlua soaked cake. Maybe I'll try this again but use a homemade pudding and real whip cream instead. Read More
(48)
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
I hate to be the only negative reviewer, but I have to say that this recipe is only average. Easy to make and looks impressive in a trifle bowl, but truthfully, the overall taste is a bit unsophisticated. Also, the ingredients are too much to fit in a standard 3 qt trifle bowl. One package of pudding and 1 tub of cool whip would have been plenty. The best part was the kahlua soaked cake. Maybe I'll try this again but use a homemade pudding and real whip cream instead. Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Wow, I made this for a group of people from different parts of the globe. One man from Paris said he had never had anything like this in America, he said it was like an orgasm! I added fresh raspberries and only use 2 cups of milk for the pudding(vs 4 cups) this made it thicker. This is a must for any party, it looks and tastes great. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
I have made this several times before and used brownies instead of cake mix. I also have used chocolate mousse instead of the pudding. It is always a treat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2008
I made this with a Duncan Hines chocolate cake baked cooled and cut in chunks. Used 2 chocolate instant puddings with 3 cups of milk instead of the 4 per the packages. I used Heath bar toffee chips that can be bought in the supermarket and Cool Whip. I didn't use liqueur. It was a big hit over the holidays and barely any work to make. I'll definitely make it again for a summer barbeque dessert. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2004
Very good! I made this recipe for a "special Christmas lunch" with a friend. I was a little short on time and I didn't need a huge bowl of it so...I bought Entenmann's brownie bites cut them into cubes and placed them in a bowl. I kind of swished Kahlua on them (coffee flavored liquer) let it soak in. I made whipped cream rather than use cool whip (but I'm sure cool whip is fine). I also found Heath Crumbles in my baking section of the supermarket with the chocolate chips. TA DAH. Rather than make a big bowl I used 2 water goblet type glasses and layered everything in there. Looked very appetizing and my friend loved it. I only made 1 pkg of chocolate pudding and I would say it would make 3 "water goblet" desserts. Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
This was good but it must be eaten in one setting if you store the leftovers it gets very runny due to the Kahlua. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
Sinfully good. Very high in fat. I lightened the fat by using fat free whipped topping and skim milk in the pudding. It was still excellent. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2004
Very good but too much pudding and cool whip. I did not have a bowl big enough for it all anyway. Next time I would use the same amount of cake and candy but just one box of pudding and one tub of cool whip. Would be fun to experiment with different candy bars too. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I made this for a barbeque I went to lastnight and it was a hit! I didn't have kahlua so I used Bailey's Irish Cream and mmmm it was so good. It made a huge amount too! I had to use just a big bowl! Nobody went home hungry thanks for posting this recipe! Read More
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