Easy to make a chocolate trifle using a cake mix and pudding.
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.