5 Chocolate Trifle with a Cake Stand

As we said our "goodbyes" to our sweet Japanese Jr. High/High school students on the evening before they flew home, this was one of the amazing desserts that the students and their host families raved about. 

Thanks to one of our host families, he shared this recipe, and now I'm sharing it with you.

Looks good, doesn't it?

Upon closer inspection, I discovered that he did not use a trifle bowl.  He used a cake stand and cover...

that is inverted and magically transformed into a trifle bowl, punch bowl, or whatnot...

Cool, huh?

First, bake a devil's food cake, or any favorite chocolate cake.  Yes, you have my permission to use a box mix.

When the cake is cooled, break half of it into the bottom of the bowl.  You may need to "smoosh" it a little to make room for the other ingredients.

Next, make some mousse.  This is brand that the recipe suggested; however, any brand that uses 2 cups of milk will work.  This is a milk chocolate flavor.

Dreamy, huh?  Oh, I meant creamy....

Spread half the mousse on top of the crumbled cake...

then spread some store-bought whipped cream on top and sprinkle some crushed Heath or Skore bars on top....

The candy bars are frozen and then beaten with a rolling pin, mallet, hammer, or whatever you happen to have handy...

Repeat the process all over again: crumbled cake, chocolate mousse, whipped cream and crushed candy bar...

and take it somewhere to be shared!

Chocolate Crunch Trifle
(4x6 recipe download)     (full page printable recipe)


  1. Wow! Sure looks yummy!

  2. This looks AMAZING! I'm going to make it on Sunday.
    Hey, how do you get the printable recipe thingy on your site. I'd love to do that on my blog. Could you email me? karenbellessapetersen at gmail dot com

  3. Oooh brilliant! That looks really good and seems easy enough for those busy moms out there.

    I love the idea of inverting the cake stand! It makes the presentation so pretty!

  4. I have a stand/punch bowl like this! I even knew how to use it for more than a cake stand! Now I know!

  5. Oh, heaven. That is a chocolate dream! You can also buy Heath bar pieces in the baking aisle!
    Mmm...chocolate dreams...


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