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Death by Chocolate Trifle

death by chocolate trifle Dessert
Death by Chocolate Trifle
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 10

If you love chocolate, this showstopping trifle is bound to hit the spot.

Tieghan Gerard
Updated April 7, 2015
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix


  • 1
    box Betty Cooker™ devil's food cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 1
    cup coffee-flavored liqueur
  • 4
    boxes (3 to 4 oz each) instant chocolate mousse mix
  • Milk called for on chocolate mousse mix boxes
  • 4
    cups whipped cream
  • 6
    full-size Snickers™ candy bars, crushed


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool 5 minutes. Use fork to poke cake all over.
  • 2
    Drizzle liqueur over cake. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 12 hours.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, make chocolate mousse as directed on box. Cover and refrigerate until cake is ready.
  • 4
    To assemble, crumble one-fourth to one-third of cake into bottom of very large trifle or punch bowl. I like to use a punch bowl, which is typically much bigger than your typical trifle bowl.
  • 5
    Add a layer each of chocolate mousse, whipped cream and crushed candy. Repeat until you have 3 to 4 layers. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • If you are opposed to using liqueur, substitute chocolate syrup.
  • Feel free to make homemade chocolate mousse if you'd prefer. You need 8 to 10 cups of chocolate mousse.

No nutrition information available for this recipe
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