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Cappuccino Mousse Trifle Recipe

Cappuccino Mousse Trifle Recipe

"This is the easiest trifle I've ever made, yet it looks like I spent time on it," says Tracy Bergland, Prior Lake, Minnesota. "I like to pipe whipped topping around the edge of the bowl, grate chocolate in the center and sprinkle with cinnamon. It gets rave reviews."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. YIELD:16-20 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1/3 cup instant coffee granules
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 2 loaves (10-3/4 ounces each) frozen pound cake, thawed and cubed
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. In a large bowl, stir milk and coffee granules until dissolved; remove 1 cup and set aside. Add pudding mixes to the remaining milk mixture; beat on low speed for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Fold in half of the whipped topping.
  • 2. Place a third of the cake cubes in a 4-qt. serving or trifle bowl. Layer with a third of the reserved milk mixture and pudding mixture and a fourth of the grated chocolate. Repeat layers twice. Garnish with remaining whipped topping and chocolate. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 16-20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 166 calories, 8 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Cappuccino Mousse Trifle

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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"This was very good. As specified, easy to make, looks good and tastes good. Would make it again."

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"Fantastic tasting, easy trifle to make. Will definitely making again."

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"I have nade this several times and it is always a big hit! If you don't think there is enough of the filling you can always just get a small container of cool whip for the top of the trifle and use all of what is in the larger container for the filling. I have never had trouble with the recipe as is! I have several friends who don't like coffee flavor anything and go back for seconds with this one!"

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"Not enough "mousse" for the rest of the recipe. In fairness - cappuccino is not my favorite trifle flavor..... No, will not make it again."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"We made this for a Christmas dessert and it was a huge hit. Everyone loved it and it was super easy. Definitely a new favorite amongst family and friends."

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"I have not made this yet, as I just came across the recipe. Looks and sounds incredible! I'd make one change and use a chocolate pound cake."

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"This is absolutely wonderful! Tastes out of this world and looks amazing too. I took it to a church picnic and even those that don't like coffee loved this."

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"This is the first trifle I've every made and my family loved it. It is so easy. My niece said that it taste like a dessert you would be sitting in a restaurant eating."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2010

"Very good and so easy, nice change from fruit. E.L.C."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"Every time I make this, I get so many compliments on it. The best part is that even a basic cook can make the trifle look just as pretty as it does in the picture."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"I've made this recipe several times, even people who don't like coffe like this desert."

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2009

"I LOVE trifles. This one is easy and tastes wonderful. Makes a change from fruit trifles."

Reviewed May. 30, 2008

"This was easy and very good.

Everyone loved it."

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