Death by Chocolate in a Trifle Bowl :)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

When our daughter played basketball one of the mom's brought this to a dinner and I have been making it ever since. You can also use your favorite candy bar ie: butterfinger etc. I also put it in a trifle bowl and it's the hit of the party.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 pepperidge farm frozen chocolate cake
  • 2 (15 3/4 ounce) cans chocolate pudding (I use thank you brand)
  • 2 (16 ounce) cartons Cool Whip
  • 6 crushed Heath candy bars


  1. First, cut the frozen cake into squares.
  2. I first cut the cake into half and it's easier this way.
  3. Take 1/2 of the cake that you cut into squares and place them in the bottom of the trifle bowl.
  4. Put 1 can of the pudding on top of the cake then spread 1 carton of the cool whip on top of the pudding.
  5. I put the candy bars in a ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin, put 1/2 of the candy mixture on top of the cool whip.
  6. Then put the remaining cake, pudding, cool whip and top with remaining candy bars on top.
  7. This needs a warning, very addictive.
Most Helpful

Oh, the shame of it!! This was suppose to be the extra dessert just in case there were people who did not like the type of pies I baked! Well, there was plently of pie left over because after someone had the first bite of this trifle, a scream was heard throughout the house. A commotion ensued and the outcome was everybody making a dive for the trifle. They even put it right over the pie! This trifle made ANIMALS out of my guests! Maybe it was good...but what about my pies? Do I sound whiny...sorry. Yes, I have to admit I liked it also. I did have to make one major change; could not find Pepperidge Farms cake and my store said they don't make that anymore. Well I wound up buying some Claimjumpers frozen Chocolate Motherload Cake.This cake also had nuts so that added to this great trifle. Thank you so much for posting this delight.

Happy Harry #2 December 06, 2005

So decadent. I had an extra chocolate cake that I wasn't sure what to do with. I chose to make your recipe and boy am I glad I did. The heath bar puts it over the top. Thank you for sharing with us.

mommyoffour September 24, 2012

Loved the idea of using a premade cake but would probably reduce the amount of cool whip next time.

Indiana Debbie December 26, 2008