Death by Chocolate Trifle

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“This I have made many ways. If you don't like coffee and want a sweet dessert kids will LOVE, use sweetened condensed milk to pour over the cake (about 2/3 of the can) and refrigerate until completely cool. If you want a party dessert adults will love, use Kaluha, about 1/2 cup. Cool whip makes a great sub for whipped cream (might even be better!) but I am trying to use less "fake" foods so I choose to do real. the cool whip holds up better if this will be around for days though! Chocolate mousse is my favorite here, but lots of people have a hard time finding it, i know only a few stores around me carry it so I am listing it with pudding, but if you can find mousse, USE IT!”
1hr 15mins
1 trifle

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 18 12 ounces devil's food cake mix (any chocolate cake is fine)
  • 3 eggs
  • water
  • 12 cup applesauce (i sub this for the oil here, it works fine, but use oil if you prefer)
  • 2 (4 ounce) boxes chocolate pudding
  • 4 cups 2% low-fat milk
  • 6 ounces Heath candy bars, crushed
  • 3 cups whipped cream
  • 12 cup strong coffee (or the condensed milk or kaluah)


  1. mix cake with eggs, applesauce and water and bake according to directions in 13x9 in pan.
  2. cool 5 minutes then poke holes with a fork all over the cake and pour your choice of liquid over the top.
  3. cool 15 minutes and then refrigerate until completely cool.
  4. prepare pudding (or mousse) with milk
  5. cut cake into cubes and place them in the bottom of the trifle dish (you will probably only use 1/3 of the cake now).
  6. spread half of the pudding over cake and half of the whipped cream over the pudding. sprinkle with half of the heath.
  7. repeat layers, ending with heath.
  8. refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.

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