3/4 view of a Chocolate Pudding Trifle with layers of fluffy whipped topping, chocolate cake, chocolate pudding and topped with chocolate cookie crumbs
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Chocolate Pudding Trifle

This Chocolate Pudding Trifle has delicious layers of chocolate cake, pudding, cookie crumbs and whipped cream. It is dreamy and creamy goodness!
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 14 Servings
Author Hostess At Heart


Chocolate Cake

  • 1 Devils Food Cake mix baked (or your favorite recipe)

Chocolate Pudding Filling

  • 2 3oz packages instant chocolate pudding mix

  • 3 cups whole milk

Whipped Cream


  • 12 chocolate sandwich cookies ground into crumb consistency



  • Bake the chocolate cake according to directions. I used a devils food cake mix baked in a 9x13 inch pan. Cool completely.

Pudding Layer

In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, beat the instant pudding and the milk for 3 minutes. Place the mixing bowl uncovered in the refrigerator and chill for 15 minutes or until set.

Whipped Cream Layer:

  • Mix Whipped cream, sugar and vanilla in an electric mixer using the whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Be careful not to over whip.


  • Tear or cut chocolate cake into 1-inch pieces. Place 1/3 of the chocolate cake on the bottom of a large glass bowl.
  • Spoon 1/3 of the pudding on top of the cake layer and then 1/3 of the whipped cream on top of the pudding layer.
  • Sprinkle 1/3 of cookie crumbs on top of the whipped cream layer.
  • Repeat for a total of three layers. Finish with the cookie crumbs.
  • Refrigerate covered with plastic wrap for at least 2 hours.


Recipe adapted from The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook on Food Network.


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 2.3mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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