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Best Chocolate Kahlua Trifle Desert Recipe & Other Variations

Updated on May 12, 2014

Chocolate Trifle Desert Recipes

The basic Chocolate Trifle recipe calls for a boxed chocolate cake. You may purchase whatever flavor of Chocolate cake you like, I prefer devils food. You will also need Cool Whip, Chocolate Pudding and Chocolate Toffee Candy bars. Some people use Toffee chips instead of candy bars, but I use Heath or Score candy bars, which gives your desert a much better chocolate flavor. I have had people ask me why mine tastes so much better. It's the candy bars.

This is just the basic Chocolate Trifle. Below this basic recipe, I have listed other variations that add an additional ingredient to give it a whole different flavor. Beginning with the Kahlua version, which is my favorite.

These recipes are all really delicious and chocolaty without being super sweet. I get more compliments and never have to bring home leftovers when I make one of these deserts.

Chocolate Trifle Recipe (Basic)

Ingredients:

  • 1 - Box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 2 - 5.9 oz. Boxes Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • 1 - Lg Tub Cool Whip
  • 6 - Heath or Score Candy bars

Directions:

Bake Chocolate cake according to directions on box, let cool. Cut cake into small squares, about 2x2 inches. Prepare Chocolate pudding according to box directions, chill in refrigerator. Place Candy bars in a plastic bag and crush into pieces.

Use a large see through bowl to layer this desert in. It looks so much more impressive, as you can see the layers. If you don't have a nice big see through bowl, I use my punch bow, it is perfect for this desert.

Layer the desert from the bottom as follows:

  1. Cover bottom with cake squares
  2. Spoon pudding on top of cake
  3. Sprinkle with Candy Bar crumbs
  4. Spoon Cool Whip over Candy Bar crumbs
  5. Repeat till you reach the top of bowl
  6. Top layer should be pudding with some cool whip
  7. Sprinkle top with Candy Bar crumbs

Can't get enough of this stuff.

Soak Cake in Kahlua

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Kahlua Chocolate Trifle Desert

This is a variation of the above recipe. It is prepared exactly the same. The only difference is, before you cut the cake into squares, poke holes in the top of the cake and pour the Kahlua over it. This tastes Awesome, but be careful you have no guests under 21.

Ingredients:

  • 1 - Box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 2 - Boxes Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • 1 - Lg Tub Cool Whip
  • 6 - Heath or Score Candy bars
  • 1/2 cup of Kahlua

Directions:

Bake Chocolate cake according to directions on box. While cake is still warm, poke holes in the top with a fork. Pour 1/2 cup of Kahlua over the cake and let set while you prepare the pudding. Prepare Chocolate pudding according to box directions, chill in refrigerator. Place Candy bars in a plastic bag and crush into pieces. Cut cake into small squares, about 2x2 inches.

Use a large see through bowl to layer this desert in. It looks so much more impressive, as you can see the layers. If you don't have a nice big see through bowl, I use my punch bow, it is perfect for this desert.

Layer the desert from the bottom as follows:

  1. Cover bottom with cake squares
  2. Spoon pudding on top of cake
  3. Sprinkle with Candy Bar crumbs
  4. Spoon Cool Whip over Candy Bar crumbs
  5. Repeat till you reach the top of bowl
  6. Top layer should be pudding with some cool whip
  7. Sprinkle top with Candy Bar crumbs

Add Some Caramel Syrup

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Caramel Chocolate Trifle Recipe

This variation is prepared exactly the same as the Basic Chocolate Trifle. When layering this one you will add a layer of Caramel syrup.

Ingredients:

  • 1 - Box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 2 - 5.9 oz. Boxes Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • 1 - Lg Tub Cool Whip
  • 6 - Heath or Score Candy Bars
  • Caramel syrup (the kind you put on ice cream)

Directions:

Bake Chocolate cake according to directions on box, let cool. Cut cake into small squares, about 2x2 inches. Prepare Chocolate pudding according to box directions, chill in refrigerator. Place Candy bars in a plastic bag and crush into pieces

Layer:

  1. Cover Bottom with cake squares
  2. Spoon pudding on top of cake
  3. Sprinkle Candy Bar crumbs over pudding
  4. Drizzle Caramel syrup over crumbs
  5. Spoon Cool Whip over Caramel syrup
  6. Repeat till you get to the top of the bowl
  7. Top layer - pudding, with spoofulls of cool whip,
  8. Caramel drizzled over top & sprinkled with Candy Bar crumbs

It's looks Beautiful, and tastes delicious.

Add Cherry Pie Filling

Cherry Chocolate Trifle Recipe

This variation is the same as the Basic Chocolate Trifle recipe, except you will add a layer of Cherry Pie filling.

Ingredients:

  • 1 - Box Chocolate Cake mix
  • 2 - 5.9 oz. Boxes Chocolate Pudding mix
  • 1 - Lg. tub Cool Whip
  • 1 - Can Cherry Pie filling
  • 6 - Heath or Score Candy Bars

Directions:

Bake Chocolate cake according to directions on box, let cool. Cut cake into small squares, about 2x2 inches. Prepare Chocolate pudding according to box directions, chill in refrigerator. Place Candy bars in a plastic bag and crush into pieces.

Layers:

  1. Cover bottom with cake squares
  2. Spoon pudding on top of cake squares
  3. Spoon Cherry Pie filling over pudding
  4. Sprinkle Candy Bar Crumbs over Pie filling
  5. Spoon Cool Whip
  6. Repeat till you get to the top of the bowl
  7. Top layer - pudding with spoonfulls of cool whip and Cherry pie filling
  8. Sprinkle with Candy Bar crumbs

This looks and tastes Awesome. Enjoy!

Brownies instead of Cake

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Chocolate Brownie Trifle Recipe

This variation of the Chocolate Trifle uses a Brownie mix instead of a Cake mix. It is even more chocolaty than the original, if that's possible.

Ingredients:

  • 1 - Box Brownie Mix
  • 2 - 5.9 oz. Boxes Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • 1 - Lg Tub Cool Whip
  • 6 - Heath or Score Candy bars

Directions:

Bake Brownie mix according to directions on box, let cool. Cut into small squares, about 2x2 inches. Prepare Chocolate pudding according to box directions, chill in refrigerator. Place Candy bars in a plastic bag and crush into pieces.

Layer:

  • Cover bottom with Brownie squares
  • Spoon pudding on top of Brownie
  • Sprinkle with Candy Bar crumbs
  • Spoon Cool Whip over Candy Bar crumbs
  • Repeat till you reach the top of bowl
  • Top layer should be pudding with some cool whip
  • Sprinkle top with Candy Bar crumbs

This is really thick and chocolaty. Yum!


Chocolate Strawberry Trifle Recipe

This variation of the Chocolate Trifle Desert is prepared the same as the original, except it adds a layer of sliced Strawberries.

Ingredients:

  • 1 - Box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 2 - 5.9 oz. Boxes Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • 1 - Lg Tub Cool Whip
  • 6 - Heath or Score Candy bars
  • Fresh Strawberries 1lb

Directions:

Bake Chocolate cake according to directions on box, let cool. Cut cake into small squares, about 2x2 inches. Prepare Chocolate pudding according to box directions, chill in refrigerator. Place Candy bars in a plastic bag and crush into pieces. Slice Strawberries.

Layers:

  1. Cover bottom with cake squares
  2. Spoon pudding on top of cake
  3. Sprinkle with Candy Bar crumbs
  4. Layer sliced Strawberries
  5. Spoon Cool Whip over Strawberries
  6. Repeat till you reach the top of bowl
  7. Top layer should be pudding with spoons of cool whip, a few strawberries
  8. Sprinkle with Candy Bar crumbs

Yummy desert for a summer potluck.

Add Strawberries, Bananas & Pineapple

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Banana Split Trifle Recipe

This Recipe has a couple of additions to the basic Chocolate Trifle Recipe. Banana's, Strawberries, Pineapple and Banana Pudding are added to give it the Banana Split flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 - Box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 - 5.9 oz. Box Instant Banana Pudding Mix
  • 1 - 5.9 oz. Box Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • 1 - Lg Tub Cool Whip
  • 6 - Heath or Score Candy bars
  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Sliced Bananas
  • Can Chunked Pineapple

Directions:

Bake Chocolate cake according to directions on box, let cool. Cut cake into small squares, about 2x2 inches. Prepare Banana pudding mix according to box directions, chill in refrigerator. Place Candy bars in a plastic bag and crush into pieces. Slice Strawberries and Bananas and open the Pineapple.

Use a large see through bowl to layer this desert in. It looks so much more impressive, as you can see the layers. If you don't have a nice big see through bowl, I use my punch bow, it is perfect for this desert.

Layer the desert from the bottom as follows:

  1. Cover bottom with cake squares
  2. Spoon Chocolate and Banana pudding on top of cake
  3. Sprinkle with Candy Bar crumbs
  4. Put a layer of Bananas, Strawberries & Pineapple chunks
  5. Spoon Cool Whip over fruit
  6. Repeat till you reach the top of bowl
  7. Top layer should be both puddings with some cool whip
  8. Sprinkle top with Candy Bar crumbs

The kids as well as the adults are going to love this one.

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    • Sami Kyko profile image

      abboud yahia 

      4 years ago from algerie hussein dey

      Wow this looks great!

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      OSBERT JOEL C 

      4 years ago from CHENNAI

      Extremely awesome.. I love chocolates.. Chocolates reminds me my childhood.. Thank you so much friend!! Voted UP!! Following you..

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      swilliams 

      4 years ago

      Wow this looks great! I love the Banana Split Trifle Recipe as well! The colors look so vibrant. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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