This easy Chocolate Trifle recipe has layers of chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, whipped cream, and crushed heath bars.


Why I love this recipe:

  • Quick – Once the cake is baked, this comes together really quickly, and it’s easy enough for any beginner cook.
  • Delicious – This dessert is perfect for any chocolate lover. It’s delicious and the flavor combination is perfect. For the best chocolate trifle, I recommend using homemade chocolate pudding and cake!
  • Crowd Pleaser – It serves 12 people, and is always a huge it.

How to make Triple Chocolate Trifle:

Make Chocolate Pudding and Chocolate Cake. Crush the heath bars into small chunks. Cut Cake into small cubes. (You can use a cake mix for the cake, or make it from scratch, just be sure to bake it in a 9×13” pan so it’s easier to cut into cubes).

Whip Cream: Place whipping cream in a large mixing bowl then beat with electric beaters for 1-2 minutes. Slowly add the powdered sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

Assemble: Layer ⅓ of the cake cubes in the bottom of a trifle dish then dollop ⅓ of the pudding mixture over the cake. Sprinkle ⅓ of the heath bar pieces over the pudding then spread ⅓ of the whipped cream over the heath bars. Repeat with two more layers. Refrigerate trifle for 1-2 hours before serving. Enjoy!


Storage and Make Ahead Instructions:

To Make Ahead: Assemble the trifle several hours or 1 day ahead of time. You can also make the pudding and chocolate cake 2-3 days ahead of time and store them in fridge until ready to assemble.

To Store: Store the chocolate trifle covered, in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.


Recipe Variations:

  • Chocolate Trifle with Brownies: Use homemade brownies instead of chocolate cake.
  • Oreo Chocolate Trifle: Add crushed Oreo cookies, instead of heath candy bars.
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Trifle: Add Reese’s peanut butter cups, chopped, in place of heath candy bars.
  • Fruit Trifle
  • Peppermint Brownie Trifle

Ingredients  1x2x3x

  • ▢1 chocolate cake (baked in a 9×13 pan)
  • ▢1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • ▢1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • ▢3 cups chocolate pudding homemade or store-bought*
  • ▢4-5 heath candy bars* , crushed into small chunks

Instructions 

  • Prepare pudding according to recipe directions.
  • Cut the baked chocolate cake into small cubes. (You can use a cake mix for the cake, or make it from scratch, just be sure to bake it in a 9×13” pan so it’s easier to cut into cubes).
  • Whip Cream: Place whipping cream in a large mixing bowl. Beat with electric beaters for 1-2 minutes. Slowly add the powdered sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • Assemble: Layer ⅓ of the cake cubes in the bottom of a trifle dish. Dollop ⅓ of the pudding mixture over the cake. Sprinkle ⅓ of the heath bar pieces over the pudding. Spread ⅓ of the whipped cream over the heath bars.
  • Repeat with two more layers.
  • Refrigerate trifle for 1-2 hours before serving

Notes

Chocolate Pudding: For store-bought, use one 5.9oz box of instant chocolate pudding mix, made according to box instructions.

Chocolate Trifle with Brownies: Use homemade brownies instead of chocolate cake.

Heath Candy Bars: could substitute chopped Oreo cookies, or Reese’s peanut butter cups.