How to make a chocolate trifle

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How to make a chocolate trifle
Chocolate syrup is a key ingredient. (Magone/iStock/Getty Images)

If you are looking for an alternative dessert for chocolate lovers, a chocolate trifle is an easy and delicious dessert that takes very little time to make. Serve this layered dessert alone or with a scoop of ice cream. It is perfect for your next dinner party or simply a great dessert for your family.

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Things you need

  • Baked chocolate cake or brownies, cut into cubes
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Instant vanilla or chocolate pudding
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate jimmies (sprinkles)

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  1. 1

    Prepare a 22.5 x 32.5 cm (9 x 13 inch) chocolate sheet cake or pan of brownies following the recipe on the box. Allow the cake or brownies to cool completely before slicing into small squares.

  2. 2

    Make the instant vanilla pudding following the recipe on the box while the cake is cooling. True chocolate lovers may prefer chocolate pudding rather than vanilla.

  3. 3

    Gather the remaining ingredients and a trifle bowl.

  4. 4

    Layer the trifle ingredients in the following order: cake squares, chocolate syrup and instant pudding. Repeat the process twice and then spread the whipped cream on top of the layers.

  5. 5

    Sprinkle chocolate jimmies over the top of the whipped cream layer of your trifle.

  6. 6

    Refrigerate until time to serve dessert.

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