Death by Chocolate Trifle

"This I have made many ways. If you don't like coffee and want a sweet dessert kids will LOVE, use sweetened condensed milk to pour over the cake (about 2/3 of the can) and refrigerate until completely cool. If you want a party dessert adults will love, use Kaluha, about 1/2 cup. Cool whip makes a great sub for whipped cream (might even be better!) but I am trying to use less "fake" foods so I choose to do real. the cool whip holds up better if this will be around for days though! Chocolate mousse is my favorite here, but lots of people have a hard time finding it, i know only a few stores around me carry it so I am listing it with pudding, but if you can find mousse, USE IT!"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
1 trifle


  • 18 12 ounces devil's food cake mix (any chocolate cake is fine)
  • 3 eggs
  • water
  • 12 cup applesauce (i sub this for the oil here, it works fine, but use oil if you prefer)
  • 2 (4 ounce) boxes chocolate pudding
  • 4 cups 2% low-fat milk
  • 6 ounces Heath candy bars, crushed
  • 3 cups whipped cream
  • 12 cup strong coffee (or the condensed milk or kaluah)


  • mix cake with eggs, applesauce and water and bake according to directions in 13x9 in pan.
  • cool 5 minutes then poke holes with a fork all over the cake and pour your choice of liquid over the top.
  • cool 15 minutes and then refrigerate until completely cool.
  • prepare pudding (or mousse) with milk
  • cut cake into cubes and place them in the bottom of the trifle dish (you will probably only use 1/3 of the cake now).
  • spread half of the pudding over cake and half of the whipped cream over the pudding. sprinkle with half of the heath.
  • repeat layers, ending with heath.
  • refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.

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I live in MI with my family and am always on the lookout for new tasty recipes that even my toddler will like. He loves meat and pasta, most fruit and is getting better about veggies. I cook every meal 7 days a week, with the occasional lunch or dinner out (very occasional!) but I love cooking so it's not a bad thing to me. <br> <br>I am a big sweets eater and recently got an ice cream maker so I have been whipping up lots of ice cream. My favorite so far has been Ben and Jerry's heath bar crunch, it's so creamy and only lasts 2 days in this house! Other baked goods and homemade bread are favorites too, though not much bread gets baked in the summer. <br> <br>I hate doing dishes! We are currently house hunting and a dishwasher is a must (we don't have one right now). Luckily my dh is pretty good about helping out with the dishes :) <br> <br>I know it seems like I give lots of good reviews, but there is a good reason: I know what we like, so I pick dishes I think we will like, and often we do. If i give a review of a recipe with no stars it's because I think I did something wrong usually so that's why it didn't come out right. Or if something has excellent ratings and I don't like it, I don't want to ruin that, because obviously I didn't like something, but that's not a refection of the actual recipe! <br><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <br> <br>I dislike when people don't make the recipe correctly and give it a bad review. Ok, if you change one or two small things, fine, but if you make major changes, not ok. And when people give a bad review because it was good, but not what they are looking for? Sorry, but I don't get that. YOU picked it, if it tastes good but wasn't what you were looking for, not the recipe's fault :)
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