Death by Chocolate

I have been making this dessert for my boys for at least 20 years. It’s fast to put together once you make your cake and pudding.

Trifles are an English dessert that are layered with sponge cake, jam or jelly or custard and topped with Whipped Cream. My recipe has a slight twist. I put alcohol in the cake! Quite a bit too! You must use Cool Whip or store brand like product. Real whip cream and the can stuff just does not hold up. Sorry. You will ❤️❤️❤️❤️this dessert. So will your family.

1 Devils Food Cake Mix, prepared to box directions for a 13 x 9 pan (I always recommend Duncan Hines)
2 boxes of chocolate instant pudding, prepared to box directions (4 serving size)
2 containers of Cool Whip (8 ounce size)
1 bag of Heath Toffee Bits
Coffee Liqueur or Raspberry liqueur or strong black coffee, whatever your preference.

Prepare cake according to directions on box. As soon as you pull cake from oven. Poke holes in the cake. I use the big round end of a wooden spoon. Pour about a cup of liqueur or about 3/4 cup of coffee onto the cake. Let it cool and refrigerate a day ahead if you like.

Prepare chocolate pudding and place in refrigerator until set.

Divide cake into thirds. Start layering cake that has been torn into pieces, on the bottom of trifle bowl. Next, place a smooth layer of chocolate pudding over cake. Next add a layer of Cool Whip and sprinkle with toffee bits. Repeat layers two more times, ending with toffee bits. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Please note you might have some cake left over, pudding and Cool Whip depending in the size of your trifle dish. I used and what is pictured is a Pampered Chef trifle bowl. I do not have any affiliation with Pampered Chef, I just own that bowl.

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8 thoughts on “Death by Chocolate

  1. My goodness, this looks amazing! Now THAT’S my kind of trifle! I love that there are two different sources of chocolate, and the toffee bits on top are the perfect finishing touch! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! Pinned! 🙂

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