Caramel Chocolate Trifle Recipe
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Caramel Chocolate Trifle Recipe

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A highlight of our annual family reunion is the dessert competition. The judges take their jobs very seriously! Last year's first-place winner was this tempting trifle.—Barb Hausey, Independence, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) devil's food cake mix
  • 2 packages (3.9 ounces each) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 package (7-1/2 or 8 ounces) English toffee bits or almond brickle chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 349 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 533mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions for an 8-in. square baking pan. Cool on a wire rack. Prepare pudding according to package directions.
  2. Cut cake into 1-1/2-in. cubes. Place half of the cubes in a 3-qt. trifle bowl or large glass serving bowl; lightly press down to fill in gaps. Top with half of the whipped topping, pudding, caramel topping and toffee bits; repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Caramel Chocolate Trifle in Taste of Home August/September 2006, p17

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CakenGifts User ID: 9166983 266084
Reviewed May. 18, 2017

"Thanks for giving this sooo wonderful article. It is too simple to understand by Everyone. Thankyou so much!!!!

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Debglass11 User ID: 6300479 258824
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2016

"This is a definite keeper! Made this trifle for Christmas Eve, and it was a hit. Not only pretty, but delicious. The only substitution I made was using brownies in place of the chocolate cake. Everyone devoured it! Try it!!"

Love2Experiment User ID: 5719731 144340
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2013

"Had at a dinner group and went over well. Better have a REALLY deep bowl - or trifle bowl. It will be very full!"

Pandohra User ID: 7263827 112591
Reviewed May. 16, 2013

"I made this for a Manager's meeting at work and everyone loved it. I came home with an empty trifle bowl. Thanks for the awesome recipe. ( :"

Leanne70 User ID: 4403030 97283
Reviewed May. 8, 2013

"My family loves this trifle, I have to make it every Mother's Day or Father's Day. Instead of making brownies I buy the Two Bite Brownies from the grocery store and i don't use dessert topping I use real whipped cream. Everybody always has seconds the bowl is always empty!"

lapodo User ID: 4472715 86542
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"Made it today and everyone loved it. It's a do over for sure!"

aprilm64 User ID: 4902780 92529
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"I've been making this for years now but instead of using a cake mix I use brownies. Super delicious & everyone loves it-the bowl is always empty!!!!"

lschrankel51 User ID: 3202636 158369
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"Made it for a birthday treat for a teacher at school. Everyone in the lounge thought it was delicious and loved it! Lots of requests for the recipe."

Kathy-SR User ID: 6342879 97281
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"Awesome, so easy. Made lots of friends serving this delilghtful treat"

jablo1rm User ID: 3772610 112589
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"i've made this recipe a few times and everytime the bowl is clean!!! sooo good and easy to make :)"

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