We were looking for a festive shenanigan that would be a perfect fit for a New Year’s party. After looking for a while, Kristen remembered that every year her Aunt Kathy makes an awesome Kahlua Chocolate Trifle. We thought this would be a perfect New Year’s Eve dessert to ring in the new year. If you aren’t familiar with trifles, they are layered cakes, that look very impressive and taste amazing! This Kahlua Chocolate Trifle is one of the easiest and most loved shenanigans that we have done so far. Be careful, because if you make this once you will be asked to make it every time!

how to make chocolate kahlua trifle

First gather your ingredients:

  • 4 Tablespoons of Kahlua Liqueur
  • 2 Regular sized packs of chocolate pudding (and milk to mix with it)
  • 1 Chocolate cake mix (along with eggs and oil required on package)
  • 2 Medium containers of Cool Whip
  • 1 Package of Heath Toffee bits (If you cant find the bits you can crush up a few Heath candy bars)
  • 1 Trifle Container (as seen below)

Kahlua Trifle ingredients

trifle container

Here are a couple Trifle containers if you are looking for one, and a link to the Toffee Brittle I use:

1) Mix the pudding.

Pudding for Trifle

2) Bake your chocolate cake, following the instructions on the box. How to make chocolate cake trifle 3) Cut the cake in half. Half the cake 4) Use your hands to crumble the half of cake and put it in the bottom of your trifle container. Crumble half the cake 5) Add 2 Tablespoons of Kahlua Liqueur, shaking it evenly over the entire layer of cake. 2 tablespoons of Kahlua 6) Add one of your packages of pudding that you had made previously (and spread evenly). add pudding layer 7) Take a little over half of one container of CoolWhip and spread it on top of the pudding. Add layer of cool whip to trifle 8) Put about a 1/2 a cup of Heath toffee bits (you can add more if you want, just make sure you have a nice even layer). Add layer of Heath crumbles 9) You have completed your first half, now you need to repeat all of the steps again. Layers of Trifle 10) Add the other half of chocolate cake and drizzle 2 tablespoons of Kahlua Liqeur again. another layer of cake and 2 tablespoons of kahlua 11) Add the other container of pudding. another layer of pudding 12) Top with CoolWhip until the container is full. cool whip on top 13) Sprinkle Heath bits evenly on top. sprinkle heath on top There you have it! This awesome dish is a perfect New Year’s Eve dessert. Thank you for all of your support this past year, look out for many new things to come from shenanigans 🙂 Happy New Year!

Kahlua Chocolate Trifle

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