Death by Chocolate Trifle

I made this Death by Chocolate Trifle recipe for Thanksgiving, and it was such a big hit, I think I’m going to make it again for Christmas! It’s a bit lighter of dessert, not so dense of a feeling after you eat which makes it even more enjoyable after a day filled with eating!

This is super easy to make, and seriously delicious. I actually think I might get another trifle bowl so I can make a double batch next time. Feel free to change up the chocolate cake for brownies (for a richer dessert) or angel food cake. Some people also like to use chocolate pudding instead of mousse, or  different types of candy bars. I prefer it the way I have it listed below and so do my kids and most of my family. Enjoy!



  • 4 boxes chocolate mousse mix
  • 1(8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (or your own cake recipe)
  • 6 Heath candy bars, chopped (chocolate toffee bars)


  1. Prepare cake mix as directed, or make your own chocolate cake recipe.
  2. Let cool.
  3. Prepare the mousse.
  4. Crumble the cooled cake into pieces.
  5. In a glass trifle bowl (or if you are taking it for a potluck, or somewhere that you’re unsure if you’ll get it back, try a clear plastic trifle bowl) layer in this order: 1/3 of cake, 1/3 of mousse, 1/3 of whipped topping and 1/3 of candy bars.
  6. Repeat layers ending with chopped candy bars on top.
  7. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
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