Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Chocolate Trifle! Yum!

I got this wonderful recipe from my friend Jennifer, after having it at her house in South Carolina. I made it today (started yesterday and finished today), as a test run for Christmas. It turned out great and was a big hit with Kevin's family.

Here's the recipe and at the bottom is a few things I'll do different next time.


Chocolate Trifle

1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
1 8oz tub whipped cream
1 box chocolate instant pudding
6-7 Heath bars (crushed) [or you can buy a bag of pre-crushed ones on the baking isle of most grocery stores. . that is easier.. . you can pretty much use as much of it as you want)
1/2 to 1 cup of very strong coffee (depending on how strong of a coffee taste you want)

Bake the cake according to the package directions. Let it cool completely (I usually make it the day before, but you could make it a few hours before you need it).
Make the pudding according to package directions.
Crumble the cake (reserve about half a cup).
Place about half of the remaining cake on the bottom of a trifle bowl (or a decorative bowl).
Pour about half of the coffee onto the layer of cake.
Layer about half of the pudding next.
Then half of the heath bars (reserve about half a cup).
Now layer half of the whipped topping.
Repeat another layer of the cake, coffee, pudding, heath bars, and then whipped topping.
Now sprinkle the reserved cake crumbs and heath bars on the top for garnish.
Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

Next time, I will...

* make sure my layers are more even.. The hubby made me put too much of the cake for the first layer.. haha
* probably use a little more coffee. I used 1 1/4 cups of coffee, but I might use 1 1/2 or 1 2/3 next time. Oh, and I'm using hazelnut cream coffee.. yum!
* use more heath bars.. I bought the bag at the grocery store of the pre-crushed ones, but it doesn't seem to be enough, so I might add in a few extra bars, or I might buy two bags and only use a portion of the second bag..

Anyway, we love this and I figured you guys would too!


Daphine said...

Wow! It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Stephanie said...

Oh my that looks SO good!!!!!!

Kelly said...

Chocolate is a weakness!! Thanks for sharing! MMMMM!!

Ms Crazy Princess said...

Oh me oh my!! That looks soo good....

Stephanie said...

There's something for you over on my blog..come check it out!

Jennifer said...

Looks yummy! Good job! Don't add too much coffee. .you don't want chocolate soup. (I used caramel mocha coffee this last time I made it and it turned out yummy yummy too! =])