Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

A delicious layered dessert that's creamy and, yes, even sinful!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350º. Grease and lightly flour 13x9 pan. Mix cake using first 4 ingredients. Bake according to cake mix box. Cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine flour, sugar and salt; mix well.
  3. Gradually stir in milk until smooth.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  5. In a small bowl, beat eggs; stir in 1/4 cup hot mixture into eggs.
  6. Gradually stir egg mixture into hot misture.
  7. Cook over low heat until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  8. Stir in butter and vanilla.
  9. Place plastic wrap directly on custard; refrigerate until cool.
  10. In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; beat until stiff peaks form.
  11. To assemble, break one third of cake into small pieces and place in trifle dish (or large clear glass bowl). Spoon 1/3 of custard over cake pieces. Spoon 1/3 of topping over custard layer.
  12. Repeat, making 3 layers.
  13. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired.


Most Helpful

decadent richness but still light enough for a summer meal. We loved the flavor combination and I loved the ease of starting with a cake mix. I grated some 85% dark chocolate over each layer which gave it the depth of f=chocolate we love. Made as a Family Pick for ZWT6 Looney Spoon Phoodies.

Ma Field June 27, 2010

I made this for our Father's Day dessert!! Although I haven't tasted it since I assembled it, I did taste all the separate parts and it is delicious!! I made the cake and custard the day before and then put it all together with the whipped topping (that I made today), so very easy to get assembled today. Thanks for sharing the recipe Charmie!! Made for ZWT6. ETA: I also sprinkled some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips with the layering. Update: We so enjoyed this cake for our Father's Day dessert. The next day my son came home and ate a helping before leaving to get his girlfriend and go to the college. Next thing I know, my DS and his girlfriend were back here both having a helpings of it before going to sign up for classes and she also loved this dessert, huge hit!!!

diner524 June 22, 2010

Wow what a terrific dessert! A perfect ending to our Father's Day celebration. It tastes so light after a heavy grilled meal. I absolutely love the whipped topping and the custard came out just perfect! Love this dessert and know I"ll be making it often for potlucks and family gatherings. I did take some liberty and used some mini chocolate chips as a topping as I did not have a block of chocolate for the curls. Thanks for sharing this truly wonderful dessert! Made for ZWT6 Zwizzle Chicks.

HokiesMom June 21, 2010

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