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Chocolate Strawberry Punch Bowl Trifle Recipe
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Chocolate Strawberry Punch Bowl Trifle Recipe

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"I threw this dessert together when I needed something quick to take to my in-laws' house," explains Kristi Judkins of Morrison, Tennessee. "Because it's beautiful, everyone thought I fussed, but it's very easy." And since it makes a bot, it's perfect for potlucks and large get-togethers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:24-28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24-28 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 quart fresh whole strawberries
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) strawberry glaze
  • 2 cartons (12 ounces each) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 cup chocolate frosting
  • Shaved chocolate

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  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Set aside five strawberries for garnish. Slice remaining strawberries. Cut cake into 1-in. cubes. Place half of the cubes in a 6-qt. glass punch bowl. Top with half of the sliced strawberries; drizzle with half of the strawberry glaze. Spread with 3-1/2 cups whipped topping.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat frosting on high for 20-30 seconds or until pourable, stirring often; cool slightly. Drizzle half over the whipped topping. Repeat layers of cake, berries, glaze, whipped topping and frosting. Top with remaining whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Garnish with shaved chocolate and reserved strawberries. Yield: 24-28 servings.
Originally published as Punch Bowl Trifle in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p20

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Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

"WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I just fixed this trifle over the weekend for my husband's 50th high school reunion and it was gone in no time! Everybody thought it was beautiful and delicious, plus one man even gave me his business card so I could send him a copy of the recipe since he liked it so much!

It was so easy to make and as my husband kept saying, "it's too pretty to eat!""

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"I substituted the frosting with chocolate pudding and it was awesome! This will be the 2nd year in a row I will be making this for a Christmas Eve party because it was such a hit last year!"

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"This is absolutely fabulous. So easy to make. I made the cake the night before and threw everything together the next day. Rave reviews. Definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"I have made this previously from your Quick Cooking book and it is absolutely fabulous! It is so simple. Everybody can't get enough of it and I'm planning on making it again real soon. I have also enjoyed making other trifle recipes. They look big and complicated but they are actually really easy and very delicious."

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2011

"Made it for a party at work. It was awesome."

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