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Cappuccino Mousse Trifle

"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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 166 calories, 8g fat (6g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein.

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  • kiki_31_1986
    Aug 16, 2016

    My daughter begged me to make this for her birthday. It was easy to make and a big hit at the party.

  • mamamarie
    Sep 3, 2013

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

  • MissedMe
    Apr 2, 2013

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

  • jcrsmom
    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!

  • Holmescsh
    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.

  • lvtigger
    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.

  • BruceNewcomer
    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.

  • countryhearts
    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.

  • dcsilc
    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.

  • Luechar
    Apr 14, 2010

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