I hosted a get together this past week and thought the trifle would be a great addition to the other appetizers I had available. This time of year is the start of the busy season here on our farm. We have been busy getting the greenhouses planted with tomatoes and peppers. We also have cool season vegetable crops planted outside. Its been a mild Spring so far, but looking forward for our produce crops to grow. Since it's a busy time of year, this trifle is perfect to put together when you don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. Plus it looks nice layered so pretty in the trifle bowl.
So many flavors packed into one dessert! A delicious blend of chocolate cake gives each bite a rich chocolaty flavor. The cherry add a little tart juiciness to the dessert. The mixture of pudding and Cool Whip adds a nice texture of creaminess. An extra blast of chocolate and little crunch is added with the chocolate chunks within the trifle and on the top.
Chocolate Cherry Trifle Dessert
1 pkg (9 oz) devil's food cake mix (plus ingredients to make the cake)
2 cans (30 oz) cherry pie filling
2 large bars of Hershey's milk chocolate candy bars, chopped into little chunks
2 pkgs of cheesecake pudding (prepared)
1 8 oz container Cool Whip
Bake devil's food cake as described on the box. Cool Completely. Cut cake into 1 inch cubes and set aside. Prepare the cheesecake pudding in a large mixing bowl as described on the box. After the pudding is set, mix in the thawed Cool Whip and blend together well with the pudding. Chop the milk chocolate candy bars into little chunks using food chopper. In a trifle bowl, layer the chocolate cake cubes, the cherry pie filling, the cool whip/pudding mixture, and sprinkle the chocolate chunks. About 2 layers of each will fill up the trifle bowl with the cool whip/pudding mixture garnished with the chocolate chunks sprinkled on the top. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving.
PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE
If you're looking for a delicious crowd pleaser, than this dessert is for sure it!