Chocolate Toffee Trifle

Chocolate Toffee Trifle
When I got married some 17 odd years ago, I was given this lovely trifle dish as a gift. Inside it were several recipes for trifle and a little note from the giver of the gift.
Would you like to know what it said?
I thought you might. 
You are just so nice and attentive like that.
Here it is…
“Making trifle is a really easy way to make 
everyone think you are a gourmet cook.”
As a newly married lady with zero cooking experience…
I was all over the idea of making an easy recipe that looked beautiful and tasted great. This Chocolate Toffee Trifle is just that, my friends. It’s as easy as baking up a cake mix, whipping up some instant pudding, and smoothing luscious layers one on top of the other. 
I can’t even count the number of times I have made this dessert. It is always received with 
“you must be the most wonderful gourmet cook walking the planetttttttttt”.
Want to see how it’s done?
Come right along then, let’s do it!
Chocolate Toffee Trifle
Time: 30 minutes prep, 40 minutes baking, 1 hour cooling,
3 hours chilling
Yield: 12 servings
Recipe from Deb Hutcheson
1 devils food cake mix + ingredients to make the cake
1 large (6 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding 
3 C milk
1  8 ounce bag toffee pieces
1  12 ounce container cool whip
Hershey syrup
1. Bake the cake according to package directions. Let it cool completely. 
2. While your cake is cooling, beat the pudding with 3 C of milk until thick, should take about 3 minutes. 
3. Chop up your cake into crumbs with a spatula. 
4. Sprinkle 1/3 of the cake crumbs in the bottom of a trifle dish. 
5. Spread 1/3 of the pudding over the top of the cake. 
6. Sprinkle 1/3 of the toffee over the pudding. 
7. Spread 1/3 of the cool whip over the toffee and
drizzle some Hershey’s syrup over the top. 
Just like this. 
8. Repeat the layers twice more. 
9. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, and up to twelve. 


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  1. 1
    November 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Oh, that looks delicious! Now I know what I want for Christmas. A trifle dish!

  2. 2
    November 7, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I love trifles – easy and so many different possibilities. I will have to try this one.

  3. 3
    November 8, 2011 at 2:40 am

    Wow that does look easy!! This is one that I think I will do for thanksgiving!! Thanks for the easy instructions!

  4. 4
    November 8, 2011 at 4:53 am

    This is SO good! I made this recipe using chocolate mousse, and guess what? I didn't use a trifle dish. I used a cake stand! Turn the base upside down, and invert the lid as a bowl:

    This is a crowd pleasing recipe that disappears quickly and gets lots of recipe requests!

  5. 5
    November 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Hi Frieda,
    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this tip. Have a great day.

  6. 6
    Tracey Rheams, Jackson Louisiana
    November 19, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I made this for my work Thanksgiving party and oh my gosh they just about licked the dish…. Thanks!!

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