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Heavenly Chocolate Trifle

By Emma :

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Chocolate Trifle Recipe

First and foremost, a heartfelt thank you to all of you who come back each time to share in the culinary adventures we embark on here! Today’s recipe is nothing short of a dessert marvel – a Heavenly Chocolate Trifle that promises layers of indulgence and sweet, sweet joy. Perfect for any gathering, this trifle will have your guests raving long after the last spoonful is devoured!


To start this magnificent dessert, gather the following ingredients:

  • 1 chocolate cake (baked in a 9×13 pan and cooled)
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups chocolate pudding (ready-made or homemade)
  • 4-5 Heath candy bars, crushed

How to Make Your Chocolate Trifle

Creating this trifle is an exercise in artful layering. Follow these steps to assemble your masterpiece:

Step 1: Prepare the Whipped Cream

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the heavy cream and powdered sugar.
  2. Using an electric mixer, whip until the cream forms stiff peaks. Set aside.

Step 2: Layer the Trifle

  1. Begin with a layer of chocolate cake at the bottom of your trifle bowl. You can break the cake into pieces to fit the bowl.
  2. Next, spread a generous layer of chocolate pudding over the cake.
  3. Add a layer of whipped cream over the pudding.
  4. Sprinkle a layer of crushed Heath bars on top of the cream.
  5. Repeat the layering process until all ingredients are used, finishing with a layer of whipped cream and a final sprinkle of Heath bar pieces.

Helpful Tips

  • Chill the Bowl and Whisk: Before whipping the cream, chill the bowl and whisk to help achieve the perfect consistency.
  • Layer Evenly: Ensure even layers by gently spreading each component with a spatula.
  • Serve Chilled: This trifle tastes best when chilled for at least 4 hours before serving.


  • Cake Options: No chocolate cake on hand? Try brownies or even chocolate chip cookies for a twist.
  • Pudding Flavors: Swap chocolate pudding with vanilla or butterscotch for a different taste profile.
  • Candy Choices: Instead of Heath bars, consider using crushed Oreos, Reese’s Pieces, or Snickers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this trifle a day ahead?

Absolutely! Preparing your trifle a day in advance allows the flavors to meld beautifully.

What can I use instead of Heath bars?

Any crunchy chocolate candy works great. Try using crushed Oreos or Butterfinger bars for a delightful crunch.

Storage Instructions

Cover the trifle with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator. It will keep well for up to 3 days, making it a great make-ahead dessert option for busy schedules.

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Chocolate Trifle Recipe

Heavenly Chocolate Trifle

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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


Dive in this Heavenly Chocolate Trifle, a dessert that’s as delightful to look at as it is to eat! With layers of rich chocolate cake, silky pudding, airy whipped cream, and crunchy Heath bars, this trifle is a perfect celebration treat or a fabulous finish to any meal.



1 chocolate cake (baked in a 9x13 pan and cooled)

1 pint heavy cream

1/4 cup powdered sugar

3 cups chocolate pudding

45 Heath candy bars, crushed


Prepare the Whipped Cream: In a bowl, whip the heavy cream with powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.

Layer the Trifle: Start with a layer of chocolate cake, followed by chocolate pudding, whipped cream, and crushed Heath bars. Repeat the layers until all ingredients are used, finishing with whipped cream and Heath bars on top.

Chill: Refrigerate the trifle for at least 4 hours before serving to let the flavors meld together beautifully.


For best results, chill the mixing bowl and beaters before whipping the cream.

Feel free to substitute Heath bars with other candy like crushed Oreos or Snickers for a different twist.

This trifle can be made a day ahead, making your party preparations easier!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 350
  • Sugar: 25g
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg

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