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Chocolate and Fruit Trifle

Rated as 4.66 out of 5 Stars

"This refreshing dessert layered with devil's food cake, a creamy pudding mixture, red berries and green kiwi is perfect for the holidays. Make it in a clear glass trifle bowl to show off its festive colors."
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Ingredients

servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 to 16 servings)

Directions

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  1. Prepare cake batter according to package directions; pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Crumble enough cake to measure 8 cups; set aside. (Save remaining cake for another use.)
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine milk and water until smooth. Add pudding mix; beat on low speed for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Fold in the whipped cream.
  4. To assemble, spread 2-1/2 cups pudding mixture in a 4-qt. glass bowl. Top with half of the crumbled cake; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon orange juice. Arrange half of the berries and kiwi over cake. Repeat pudding and cake layers; sprinkle with remaining orange juice. Top with remaining pudding mixture. Spoon remaining fruit around edge of bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Footnotes

  • © 2002 Reiman Media Group, Inc.

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For Now I'll give it 4 stars. I definitly will make it again, however with a few changes, instead of kwki, I'll replace it with Blueberries and blackberries. Which I think could kick it up to a ...

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I thought it was okay. I used a brownie mix instead of a cake mix (it has worked GREAT for me in other trifles). However, the juice from all the fruit made the brownies soft and soggy. Definatel...

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For Now I'll give it 4 stars. I definitly will make it again, however with a few changes, instead of kwki, I'll replace it with Blueberries and blackberries. Which I think could kick it up to a ...

Mmmmm, decadently rich and creamy. I made this with brownies rather than cake, limited the fruit to just raspberries, and drizzled the brownie cubes with Chambord (black raspberry liqueur) rathe...

So Good!!! I had extra devils food cake left over from a huge birthday cake that I made....all the extra pieces I had carved off before icing. Hated to waste all that cake so I came here to fi...

I used another reviewer's suggestion and changed the kiwis to blackberries- it was great! The only downside to this recipe is that the filling is very rich. Next time I think I'll use less c...

This was very good. I used brownies...I broke them up and then let them sit uncovered for awhile to harden up a wee bit. I made the pudding mixture early in the am, cut up the fruit and put in...

I love this trifle. I especially love the cream filling because it's so much better than just using yogurt or pudding. I will continue to make this for a long, long time.

This was wonderful! It was very easy to make and it was a huge hit at a party. Tasted wonderful. I used bannanas instead of the raspberries too. Great recipe!

This was an excellent dessert dish. I used blueberries, strawberries, and kiwis for the fruit. The only change I made was one i stole from a chocolate trifle recipie, and that was I reduced the...

I been making this recipe for years, it is so good. My husband begs me to make this for every special occasion.