Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

WOW WOW WOW...I don't know how to describe this...if you like KAHLUA and Chocolate, MAKE THIS! I don't mean to yell, but I can't contain myself :) Several hours of chill time are required, so keep that in mind.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare, bake and cool cake in a 9 x 13 inch pan according to package directions.
  2. Poke holes in cake with fork and pour KAHLUA over top.
  3. Refrigerate several hours or overnight and cut cake into cubes.
  4. In a large bowl, prepare pudding mixes with milk according to package directions.
  5. Using a large clear glass bowl or trifle dish, layer 1/3 each of cake cubes, pudding and Cool Whip.
  6. Repeat layers 2 more times.
  7. Refrigerate until serving time.


Most Helpful

Excellent! I made this for my daughter's Preschool Christmas/Teacher Appreciation luncheon, with one *small* change ---- no Kahlua! No alcohol allowed in the school. Instead, I used caramel ice cream topping on the cake - it was wonderful! I chopped up 3 Nutrageous candy bars and put them between layers (just 2 layers) and on top, along with some Christmas spinkles. It was a hit. It does make a lot -- try it - you'll love it!

Musical Joy December 21, 2002

It was only bc of the rave reviews that I decided to try this. Although the flavors did seem to blend together better the next day, I was not that impressed with the results. If I would make this again, I would use chocolate mousse. The instant chocolate pudding just didn't have enough of chocolate umph for me.

ckambic July 18, 2004

YUM!!! This trifle was beautiful and delicious. I made as is except for adding toffee bits around the edge of each cool whipped layer. I really like the addition of the toffee bits so might add more next time. Thanks for the recipe! :)

*Huntergirl* December 27, 2008

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