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This needs to be made with fresh whipped cream .....not Cool Whip! Too many chemicals in that stuff and the taste is no where near what you achieve with fresh whipped cream. That was my substitution and the dessert was very tasty!
Oooo wow. I made this for a "girls night" and it was an enormous hit. I used brownies (just under-cooked so they were still fudgey) instead of cake mix, which I didn't have on hand, and it turned out great. Thank you so much for this recipe! I can't express how perfect it was!
wow...this was really good. my pudding did turn out a little runny, and i forgot the cool whip in the middle, so...mine looked like a very large layer of chocolate cake and pudding mixed together, topped with cool whip. but, it looked good (just different) and tasted amazing
People think i am a baking wizard when I make this dessert. It is so very good. I used a 3/4c of Kahlua and didn't have enough pudding but it still turned out great. It helps that you can make this days in advance and it tastes great with all the flavors blending. I love this trifle and I can't wait to make it again
So easy, so good.. this one got raves at a potluck. Thanks a lot for a great recipe!
Wow is right!! I love this dessert. I used 3/4 of the kahlua on the cake and used the remainder in the cool whip(kicked up the cool whip a notch!). The kalua gives it a great flavor and makes the cake dense and moist. Excellent!
Delicious dessert. I used Amaretto instead of Kahlua for my family's preference. I thought a cup might be too strong, but it was just right. I used the cook and serve type packets of chocolate pudding instead of instant and made fresh whipped cream with sugar and vanilla instead of using Cool Whip. For the garnish I grated a couple of chocolate chips over the top. I'll definitely make this again.
This is a very flavorful dessert. I too used fresh whipped cream instead of cool whip and find the flavors compliment eachother beautifully. I did make one change to the recipe and that was to add the Kahlua (3/4 cup) to the cake batter before cooking. I wanted the alcohol to burn off so that the little ones could enjoy this also. The end result was great and received many rave reviews. Thank you for posting this keeper.
This was delish! I used about 3/4 cup of the kahlua because I am not a fan of alcohol over powering the flavor of the cake. It was very rich. Thanks!