If you love chocolate cake and chocolate pudding then this recipe is for you. Step by step pictures shows you how to make this Chocolate Trifle recipe. It’s a simple recipe to put together and is actually kind of fun to make.
It’s the perfect dessert to take to a dinner party and fulfills everyone’s sweet tooth. It looks pretty in this clear trifle bowl but will look great in any deep bowl.
Chocolate Trifle Recipe Ingredients
- Devils Food Chocolate Cake Mix (and all the ingredients to make the cake)
- Chocolate Instant Pudding Mix (and the ingredients to make the pudding)
- Cool Whip (16 Ounces)
- Small Chocolate Chips
For the cake you can use any brand you prefer, Betty Crocker is what I happened to have in the pantry. I prefer to use the Devil’s food chocolate cake mix because it has a richer flavor than a chocolate cake mix. This is also your preference.
I started out by following the directions to make the cake that is on the back of the box.
After I prepared and baked the cake in a 9×13 baking pan, I then cut the cake up into little squares.
For the instant pudding, I also followed the directions on the back of the box. I used two of the smaller boxes only because my store didn’t have a large box of the chocolate instant pudding.
Layering The Trifle
It’s time for the fun part of making the trifle. In a glass trifle bowl or any deep dish bowl, start with a layer of the cake squares. I used half of the cake for the first layer than the rest for the second layer.
The next layer will be a layer of the chocolate instant pudding. I used half of the pudding for this layer and then the other half will be used for the next pudding layer.
Half of the 16-ounce tub of Cool Whip is what I used for the layer over the pudding.
On top of the Cool Whip layer, I sprinkled mini chocolate chips. This is up to you how many to use, I just grabbed a handful to sprinkle on.
Once I sprinkled the mini chocolate chips on I repeated my layers. Starting again with the cake, then pudding, cool whip, and more mini chocolate chips sprinkled on top. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
If your family is at all like mine this dessert will not last long. I have seen a few of my family members eating right out of the trifle bowl.
Hope your family enjoys this Chocolate Trifle Recipe as much as mine does~ Jenny
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Chocolate Trifle Recipe
Easy to make a chocolate trifle using a cake mix and pudding.
- 1 Box Devil's Food Cake
- 2 Boxes Chocolate Instant Pudding I used 2 small boxed but 1 large box would work
- 10 Ounces Cool Whip
- 1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
Follow directions to make the cake on the back of the box. Put prepared cake mix into a 9x13 baking pan.
Once the cake has baked and cooled cut into squares
Make the instant pudding according to the package; set aside.
Using half of the cake, layer the cut squares into a deep dish or a trifle bowl.
Spoon half of the instant pudding over the top of cake squares
Spoon half of the cool whip on top of the chocolate pudding layer.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips on top of cool whip layer
Repeat each layer one more time.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Hope you enjoy~ Jenny